Tam Lin

Tam Lin

Tam (or Tamas) Lin (also called Tamlane, Tamlin, Tomlin, Tam Lien, Tam-a-Line, Tam Lyn, or Tam Lane) is the hero of a legendary ballad originating from the Scottish Borders. The story revolves around the rescue of Tam Lin by his true love from the Queen of the Fairies. While this ballad is specific to Scotland, the motif of capturing a person by holding him through all forms of transformation is found throughout Europe in folktales.

The story has been adapted into various stories, songs and films.

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Tam Lin - Adaptations - Other
... Tam-Lin, a Closet drama written by Elaine Lee and illustrated by Charles Vess, in The Book of Ballads and Sagas, Vess's collection of adaptations of traditional songs, mostly into comics form ... Babel, (also known as Lorelei's Secret in the UK), a section of Tam Lin plays a pivotal role in the story ... an encrypted message to him in their bookshelf, quoting Tam Lin ...
Carterhaugh
... This real location is the fictional setting for the meeting between Tam Lin and Janet (sometimes Margaret) in the ballad "Tam Lin" ... Some researchers of the Tam Lin ballad equate Carterhaugh with Carter Bar in the Cheviot Hills on the border of Scotland and England ...
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The House Of The Scorpion - Plot
... Matt is also given a bodyguard, named Tam Lin, who becomes a father figure to him ... Still, everyone but Celia, María, and Tam Lin look upon Matt with ill-disguised revulsion, only hiding it when El Patrón is around ... Alacrán orders Tam Lin to dispose of Matt Tam Lin pretends to comply, and ties him to a horse and rides away to dispose of him ...
The House Of The Scorpion - Characters
... Matt, with Tam Lin, Celia, and Maria's help, managed to escape the horrible fate of the 7 other clones and out-lived El Patrón, becoming the ruler of Opium ... Matt's age and is his only friend, aside from Celia and Tam Lin ... A copy of this makes its way into Matt's hands through Tam Lin ...

Famous quotes by tam lin:

    O I forbid you, maidens a’
    That wear gowd on your hair,
    To come, or gae by Carterhaugh,
    For young Tom-lin is there.
    —Unknown. Tam Lin (l. 1–4)