The Irish gens (Sept; the tribe was called clainne, clan) is confirmed and described not alone by the ancient law codes, but also by the English jurists of the 17th century who were sent across for the purpose of transforming the clan lands into royal dominions.
Walter Scott's novels bring this Scotch highland clan vividly before our eyes.
To love one’s clan who support andprotect one, to love one’s wife, the joy and help of one’sexistence, one’s children, the hope and consolation of one’s life,and one’s parents, who have given one life and education, isnatural.
He had not undermined his mission, nor betrayed his pledge to his sovereign, nor dishonored his clan.
The spiraling ramps allowed huge crowds to enter the High Seat quickly, while keeping the clans separated from each other by rank.
As the grand procession filed into the cavernous center of the High Seat, the corkscrew entrance ramps fed the Hedgie clans into their particular level of seating.
Yes, I know the Wood Cow clan well.
He seemed to be as astonished as was Helga herself to find another Wood Cow clan in such a place, so far removed from the Wood Cow homeland!
In all great battles, triumph oft doth hinge On questions small, but oft of great import; No matter if the sacrifice be great, So long as victory doth greet our clan.
Be thou in haste, and bid them hither, clan of kinsmen, to come before me; and add this word, -- they are welcome guests to folk of the Danes."