Trigger Warning - “In Relig Odhrain” Summary & Analysis

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Two Irish priests, Saint Columba and Saint Oran, arrived on the island of Iona. Saint Columba received some sort of dream explaining that in order to keep his church from following down, someone must die. Saint Columba murdered and buried Saint Oran. When Saint Columba returned to say goodbye to Saint Oran's corpse, they found his corpse and brushed the mud off when suddenly Saint Oran came back to life. Saint Oran explained that there is no heaven or hell. Saint Columba reburied and left him.

The legend states that Saint Oran’s bones keep the Iona church stable. When Columba died, they initially buried him on Iona but eventually moved him, leaving Oran as the only saint on Iona. The speaker concludes with warning the reader to not try to seek Oran, as his corpse still wanders and speaks his previous...

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