CÙRA Guardian Scotland
Cùra is a badger whose name in Gaelic means 'guardian', who lives in The Scottish Highlands and who is very old, very 00000000000wise and not always to be trusted, especially in matters of food. His dedication is to preserving his family - his badger clan, his home and the natural world. He can also be a very good friend when you most need one.
Taken from the character Cùra in 'Moonrise Over Seven Continents' part of The Heartstone Odyssey trilogy by Arvan Kumar, published by Allied Mouse and used with permission.
In spirit animal beliefs badgers have several meanings and a constant identity of fearlessness and determination. One role they have been given is that they can pursue and uncover the truth even if it is hidden, overlooked  or there is dishonesty at work.
Cùra - Gaelic, ‘guardian’ or ‘protector’. Stories from wild Scotland and beyond. When culture, history and science say the same things they should be heard.
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Low Cloud, Glen Convinth, Inverness-shire, Highland Scotland
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