Cranes...

Manannan was in possesion of a magical crane bag that was made from the skin of Aoife when she was transformed into a crane. Ouch! The bag contains way more than it should be able to hold, and the contents can only be seen during high tide. Things that are rumored to be inside: the shirt, knife and house of Manannan; the smith's hook and belt of Goibniu the smith of the Tuatha de Dannan; the shears of the king of Scotland; the helmet of the king of Lochlann; a belt of fish-skin and the bones of the pig of Asal. Strange!

Living crane birds are also sacred to Manannan, and if you see one fly by as you are thinking of him, it is no accident.



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