Cosmology, Finn mac Cumaill, sanctuary, World Tree
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When he takes refuge in a tree along with animal familiars, Derg Corra, the fugitive in the anecdote "Finn and the man in the tree", not only positions himself between culture and nature but also extemporizes a world tree, complete with various insignia of the tripartite cosmos as conceived in early Irish thought. Thus sacralizing the tree, he hopes to escape Finn’s retribution through the creation of a personal sanctuary.
"“Finn and the Man in the Tree” Revisited,"
e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.uwm.edu/ekeltoi/vol8/iss1/2