Celtic Stag (Am dam secht ndírend) | Organic Ladies T-Shirt
Stags and deer have great significance to Celtic deities and people,
with various stories of the Cailleach, Sadhbh, Gilfaethwy and Gwydion
shapeshifting into them throughout folklore and mythology.
When the Druid and poet of the Milesians, Amergin Glúngheal was
landing in Kemare bay, in Co. Kerry, they gave an incantation known
as the “Song of Amergin” which is found in 'Lebar Gabála Érenn' (The
Book of Invasions). It includes the line "Am dam secht ndírend", "dam"
can mean either bull or stag depending on the translation of Old
Irish. “I am the stag of seven tines (antlers)” or ” I am the bull of
seven fights”. Sean explains how he liked the idea of the Stag of Seven Antlers, and
wanted to draw something up to represent the stag as well as Amergin's
Am gaeth i m-muir
Am tond trethan
Am fuaim mara
Am dam secht ndírend
I am the wind in a sea
I am a wave of fury
I am the sound of an ocean
I am a stag of seven antlers
Material & Make
Our t-shirts are made with ethically sourced 100% organic cotton and are hand printed in house by Northern Fire artists at our workshop in Wales. Our inks are water based and locally sourced and to minimise the negative impact of the textile industry on the environment.
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About The Artist
Seán Fitzgerald resides in a remote region of North-West Ireland, where he manifests his artwork from a deep connection with his ancestry. His pieces are defined by striking detail and a timeless narrative, sharing his intimate knowledge of Irish mythology. Within his work, he evokes both ancient and familiar emotion from viewers, giving faces to many characters of lore in a raw yet whimsical expression of artistry. Seán offers clothing, prints, and jewellery through Northern Fire.
You can find more of Sean's art available through Northern Fire here.
Women's Shirts Sizing Guide:
This SOLS Organic T-Shirt is designed to fit so if you prefer a looser fitting T-Shirt, we would recommend considering the next size up.