Diarmid O’Dyna is a warrior of the Fianna most famous as the lover of Gráinne. Gráinne, intended bride of Fionn mac Cumhail, fell in love with Diarmuid when she saw him in the wedding party. She laid a geis upon him to run off with her, with their long flight from Fionn. Eventually, Fionn pardons Diarmuid. Years later, however, Fionn invited Diarmuid on a boar hunt, and Diarmuid was badly gored. Water drunk from Fionn’s hands had the power of healing, but Fionn would deliberately let it run through his fingers before he could bring it to Diarmuid. He had to be threatened by his son Oisín and grandson Oscar to play fair, but too late: Diarmuid had died.

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