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Tale of the Three Brothers and the seven Minotaurs

This is a common tale among the Geltaid. Its widespread among the islands and is likely the most popular tale there.

Summary

The tale starts with the three brothers who roamed the world looking for adventures. Each of them, separately find an Aed Sidhe and asked her about where they could find it. She answered the following:
Grab a ship and sail to the north, on the sixth day you fill find an island. There is the lair of seven minotaurs. When you get in front of the lonely mountain, climb a tall tree with blue leaves. Await until it gets dark, the minotaurs will come and say the password and a cave will open in the mountain. They often slam the tree, if they do, grab yourself with all your might or you'll be dead before you fall to the ground. When they leave, say the password and enter the cave. They have more gold than you carry, so grab all you can and leave with your ship.
Then the older brother sailed to the island and climbed the tree. At night, when the minotaurs arrived, they said the password:
Sea and World, Sea and World, Open the Gates of the Earth
Then an earthqueake was felt and a cave opened into the mountain, like a gaping mouth. The confident man jumped from the tree to fight them. He was killed easily by one of the minotaurs.

The little brother also tried to get the treasure,he arribed to the island and climbed the tree. At dusk, when the minotaurs arrived, they said the password:
Sea and World, Sea and World, Open the Gates of the Earth
He was more cautious than his older brother, so he grabed the tree as one of the minotaur charged into the tree. His arms were not as strong as his brothers, so he got fling out of the tree, getting smashed into the ground and died.

The middle brother was the last to get there, he salid to the island and climbed the tree. When the sun was set, the minotaurs arrived they said the password:
Sea and World, Sea and World, Open the Gates of the Earth
He was more cautious than his older brother, so he grabed the tree as one of the minotaur charged into the tree. His arms were stronger than his little brother, so he managed to not fall of the tree. The minotaurs entered the cave, whose entrance closed behind them, and after several hours they said the pasword again to leave. When they were far away, the middle brother jumped down and said the password. When he got there, he saw a cave full of gold. He took all the gold he could, said the password again and fled to his ship. He returned to his village as a rich man and lived happily until he died of old age.

Variations & Mutation

Several versions have a second part, about the minotaurs attacking the village to regain the gold. In other versions the older brother doesn't arrive to the island, instead it's rude to the Aed Sidhe and she turns him into a chicken. In another variant, one of the brothers who fail manage to get to the cave, but doesn't remember the password and gets trapped there until the minotaurs return.
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