“A person who had difficulty breathing might be relieved by ortha an tachtaidh:
“‘Seven of the prayers of the Son of God. And seven of the prayers of the two holy women and the angel. And the creed in honour of holy Brighid. O Brighid, come to the help of this poor person!’
“At these last words the person saying the charm breathed into the mouth of the sufferer and then said seven Paters, seven Aves and the Credo.”
from Irish Country People
by Kevin Danaher, 1966.
Text with the image:
"Albatross--The water greeted me with a roar and a dash that flung me gasping back upon the sand." [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Bullen, Frank T. (1904) Denizens of the Deep, New York City: Fleming H. Revell Company.