When young, Niall and his four step-brothers, Brian, Fiachra, Ailill and Fergus were given weapons by a smith and sent out hunting to prove their arms.
After losing their way in a forest, the five youths lit a fire to cook the game they had killed, and Fergus went in search of drinking water.
He came to a well guarded by a monstrous Black-Hag who would grant him the use of the well only on condition he gave her a kiss.
Fergus fled screaming…
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