The antecedents of
the Bathing of the Men are rooted in the Great Fire of
London, a conflagration started by one of the Clan MacThoy.
of tapestry found at the
of Lost Wages depicting the Bathing of the
MacThoy Men. --ed.
In the interest of
self- preservation, the tribe resolved to wash the men once a year in
the hopes of preventing this disaster from happening again.