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TITLE
Allan of the Forays
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_COMIC_08
PLACENAME
Lochaber
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
CREATOR
West Highland Animation
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
41496
KEYWORDS
Culture
oral tradition
animation
children
history
raids
Lochaber
Taghairm
cats
churches

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Alan of the Forays was famed for his seven brutal and heartless cattle raids. One day he decided to perform a little used pagan rite called the "taghairm" which involved torturing a cat in order to call up the totem animal of Lochaber - who was a giant cat. This plan did not work out as planned because the totem cat was himself so disgusted with Alan that he ordered him to build seven churches to show his repentance.

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Allan of the Forays

Culture; oral tradition; animation; children; history; raids; Lochaber; Taghairm; cats; churches

West Highland Animation

WHA - Gàidhlig Gu Leòr (comic books)

Alan of the Forays was famed for his seven brutal and heartless cattle raids. One day he decided to perform a little used pagan rite called the "taghairm" which involved torturing a cat in order to call up the totem animal of Lochaber - who was a giant cat. This plan did not work out as planned because the totem cat was himself so disgusted with Alan that he ordered him to build seven churches to show his repentance.