A legendary Irish warrior and bard, whose name became well known in 1760–63 when the Scottish poet James Macpherson (1736–96) published his own verse as an alleged translation of 3rd-century Gaelic tales. Irish name Oisin.
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- The legendary son of Fionn Mac Cumhaill was the supposed author of the popular Ossianic cycle of poems, though these were in fact largely fabricated in the 1760s.
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