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Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (8km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NR92478990 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 3' 24.65" N
Longitude:   5° 20' 0.4" W

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The cairn covered the remains of a great hero. He was wont to wear a belt of gold, which, being charmed, protected him on the field of battle. One day, however, as he rode a-hunting accompanied by his sister, the maid, coveting the golden talisman, prevailed upon him to lend it to her. While thus unprotected he was killed - whether by enemies or mischance the attenuated tradition does not clearly indicate; and this cairn marked the warrior's grave

James King Hewison 1893
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th March 2024ce