The Children of Lir

The children of Lir is an old Irish legend of magic, hard ship and family bonds. The four children of King Lir ( Fiachra, Aodh, Finnoula and Conn) were tranformed into swans by their jealous step mother and cursed spend 300 years on 3 different lakes, after which they returned to human form, were baptised and died. It is an allegorical tale, following the arrival of Christianity to Ireland from its pagan roots.