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[ScG, body without head].

A headless bòcan of Scottish Gaelic folklore, thought to be a kind of tutelary spirit of the Macdonalds of Morar in the western Highlands (until 1974, Inverness-shire). The creature was thought to haunt a mile-long path from the river of Morar to Morar House. He was extremely hostile to people outside the family, but would not harm women or children. Folk motif: E422.1.1.

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