Eachdraidh Chlann 'ic Codruim nan Ròn.
Date July 1974
Track ID 42232
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1974.156.A3+B1

Original Tape ID

SA1974.156

Summary

The origins of Clan MacCodrum of the Seals.

There were several tales about the seals. It was believed in North Uist that the MacCodrums were descended from a seal woman who was captured by a man who took her skin while she was bathing in human form. He took her home and they married and had children. Her husband hid her skin in a corn-stack, but her son saw where it was and told his mother. She took the skin and returned to the sea. She would sometimes come to land to speak to her husband, but never came back in human form.

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - North Uist

Island - North Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS