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Meaning & History
In Cornish folklore, Tamara is a nymph who lived in the underworld and wanted to wander freely in the mortal world, against the advice of her parents. When she falls in love with the giant Tawradge, she refuses to return to the underworld with her father. He becomes enraged and casts a spell on Tamara, turning her into a bubbling spring, which produced the Tamar river (Dowr Tamar in Cornish), that forms most of the border between Devon and Cornwall.