Siobhán Ní Thuairisg
Leaba Gorm is a mythological tale in which explores a man’s obsession disrupts the balance between what exists and what doesn’t.
Mythology is rich in emotional meaning. What turns a story into a legend is how far these emotions resonate. This animation is about the balance between this world and the other. Many old Irish legends in Connemara focus on this other world and employ a sense of fear in order to project their messages. This fear has always served to reinforce respect for the natural world and its inhabitants.
Hares have many spiritual connotations in Irish mythology. They are believed to be messengers between this world and the next. The main character of this story is a hare named Cíb whose ability to travel between our world and the other becomes his only form of defence.
This ability however unleashes one of humanity’s greatest flaws within his hunter who becomes obsessed with possessing Cíb’s power. He becomes ravenous in his consumption and as he continues to disrupt the balance between what exists and what does not, a sacrifice must ultimately be made to restore that balance.