[ Ms D - Stowe D.4.3 ]
[ ] = glossarial matter in text
THUATA DE DANANN
320. The Taking of the Tuatha De Danann here below. The progeny of Bethach s. Iarbonel the Soothsayer s. Nemed were in the northern islands of the world, learning the devil's druidry, till they were expert in every craft of their pagan cunning, and in every diabolic art of druidry.
323. There were four cities in which the Tuatha De Danann were acquiring knowledge, namely Failias, Goirias, Finnias, Muirias.
325. Failias was brought the Lia Fail, which was in Temair : unde dicitur Inis Fail, ut Cinaed cecinit
The stone on which my heels are standing
from it comes the expression "Inis Fail" :
between two strands of a mighty flood,
Mag Fail" [is a name] all over Ireland.
That stone used to utter a cry under every king that should take Ireland. From Goirias was brought the spear which Lug had : no battle would go against it, nor against him who had it in hand. From Finnias was brought the sword of Nuadu ; no man escaped from it when it was drawn from its battle-scabbard,and there was no resisting it. From Muirias was brought the cauldron of the Dagda; no company would go from it unsatisfied.
324. Four sages who were in those cities, Morfessa who was in Failias, Esrus in Goirias, Usicias in Finnias, Semias in Muirias. [Those are the four sages with whom the Tuatha De acquired knowledge and science.]
321. And there they were, between the Athenians and the Philistines. And there used to be a battle every day between the Athenians and the Philistines at that time, till the Athenians* dwindled away, all but a small remnant. For the Tuatha De Danann used to fashion demons in the bodies of the Athenians, so that they used to come every day to battle. To the Philistines that was a marvel, and they came to the druid who was in the land, and they said unto him : We marvel, that the men whom we slay every day [and every night] should [be the first to] come to battle with us on the morrow. Their elder gave them counsel, saying unto them : Take with you skewers of hazel and quicken to the battle to-morrow, and if the battle break before you, thrust in those skewers behind the necks of the men whom you shall slay. If they be demons, they shall become heaps of worms. Thereafter the Philistines came to the battle on the morrow, and it broke before them, and they thrust those points in behind the necks of the men whom they slew, and they became heaps of worms on the morrow. After that the Philistines assembled together to slay the Tuatha De Danann. These came in terror before them, and by their druidry and fightings they fashioned demons ; and the first company of them came to Ireland [afterwards, (as) the Tuatha De, and their origin is unknown whether they were of demons or of men : howbeit they are of the progeny of Bethach son of Iarbonel the Soothsayer. In this wise they came,] without ships or barks, in clouds of fog [over the air, by their might of druidry], and so they descended on a mountain of Conmaicne Rein in Connachta.
* So all the mss. say, but the original text must surely have said Philistines. K, while retaining the Athenians, rewrites the passage to make the reader understand that the friendly aid of the TDD was not forthcoming till the Athenians were nearly extinguished.
327. Another company says, however, that it was as a sea-expedition the Tuatha De Danann came to Ireland, and burnt their ships. It was owing to the fog of smoke that rose from them as they were burning that others have said that they came in a fog of smoke. Not so, however, for these are the two reasons why they burnt their ships — that the Fomoraig should not find them to rob them of them, and that they themselves should not have a way of escape from Ireland, even though they should suffer rout before the Fir Bolg.
[Thereafter the Tuatha De Danann brought a darkness over the sun for a space of three days and three nights.]
327a. There is the course and the cause of their emprise, after their education : [others say that it was in ships that they all came]. However, they had completed all their education among the Greeks, and they took territory and estate in the north of Alba, at Dobar and Urdobar, for seven years, Nuadu being king over them. And they came to Ireland, on Monday, the kalends of May, in ships [and vessels]. And they burn their ships, and advanced unperceived by the Fir Bolg, till they landed on Sliab in Iairnn. And they formed a fog for three days and three nights over sun and moon, and demanded battle or kingship of the Fir Bolg. And the battle of Mag Tuired was fought between them, as we have said above, and afterwards one hundred thousand of the Fir Bolg were slaughtered there.
Thereafter the Tuatha De Danann took the kingship of Ireland. It is they who brought with them the Stone of Fal, which was in Temair, unde dicitur Inis Fail.
326. He under whom that stone should cry was king of Ireland. But Cu Chulaind struck it with his sword, for that it made no cry under him nor under his fosterling, Lugaid, son of the three Finns of Emain : [and from that out it never made cry save only under Conn]. And so its heart burst out of it from Temair to Tailltiu : therefore "Fal's Heart" is in Tailltiu. [But it was not Lugaid's failure to take the kingship which was the occasion of the breaking of the idols, but Christ's birth at that time.]
328. As for Nuadu Airgetlam, it is he who was king over the Tuatha De Danann for seven years before they came into Ireland, till his arm was cut from him in the first battle of Mag Tuired. It is Eidleo son of Allda who was the first man that fell in Ireland of the Tuatha De Danann, by the hand of Nerchu ua Semeoin, in the first battle of Mag Tuired. Ernmas, Echtach, Etargal, and Fiacha fell in the same battle.
329. Bres s. Elada afterwards took the kingship of Ireland, till the arm of Nuadu was healed, and till Bres grandson of Net fell in Cam Ui Neit, by the druidry of Lug Lamfada. Thereafter Nuadu Airgetlam, twenty years. A silver arm with full activity in every finger and every joint did Dian Cecht set upon him, Credne the wright helping him. Miach son of Dian Cecht set joint to joint and vein to vein of his own hand upon him, and in thrice nine days was it healed, and he took the silver arm as a guerdon.
330. Taillte daughter of Mag Mor king of Spain, queen of the Fir Bolg, she came after setting the battle of Mag Tuired against the Fir Bolg to Coill Cuan. And the wood was cleared by her, so that it became a clovery plain before the end of a year. This is that Taillte who was wife of Eochu son of Erc, king of Ireland: it is Eochu who took her from Spain, from her father. As for Taillte, she dwelt in Tailltiu, and slept with Eochu Garb son of Dui the Blind of the Tuatha De Danann: and Cian son of Dian Cecht, otherwise called Scal Balb, gave her his son in fosterage, Lug to wit. Eithne daughter of Balar was his mother. Thereafter Taillte died in Tailltiu, and her name was given thereto, and it is her grave which is northeast from the Seat of Tailltiu. Her games were made annually by Lug, a fortnight before Lugnasad and a fortnight after. Unde dicitur Lugnasad, i.e. nasad of Lug Lamfada, the name of that festivity.
331. Nuadu Airgetlam fell in the last battle of Mag Tuired, along with Macha daughter of Ernmas, by the hand of Balar Bailc-beimnech. In that battle there fell Ogma s. Elada at the hands of Indech son of De Domnann of the Fomoraig. Bruidne and Casmael the two satirists fell at the hands of Olltriallach. son of Indech.
332. Now after the death of Nuadu and of those men, Lug took the kingship, and his grandfather [Balar] fell at his hands with a stone from a sling. Numbers also fell in that great battle of Mag Tuired, both of the Tuatha De Danann and of the Fomoraig: as said Indech son of De Domnann, the druid, who was a man skilled in arts and crafts, when Lug asked of him, What number fell in the battle of Mag Tuired?
Seven men, seven score, seven hundreds —
That is its truth and no lie —
Who fell in the hard battle
In Mag Tuired with strong victory.
[i.e. Ogma son of Eladan son of Net.] Lug was forty years in the kingship of Ireland after the last battle of Mag Tuired [there were twenty-seven years between those two battles of Mag Tuired.]
333. Now Eochaid Ollathair, the great Dagda, son of Elada, was eighty years in the kingship of Ireland. He had the three sons, Oengus, Aed, and Cermat Caem. Over those four did the men of Ireland erect the Mound of the Brug. Dian Cecht had four sons Cu, Cian, Cethen, and Miach : Etan the poetess was daughter of Dian Cecht, and Coirpre s. Etan was the poet, and Aimed the she-leech was the other daughter of Dian Cecht. Cridinoel, Bruigne, and Casmael the three satirists. Be Chuille and Danann, the three she-husbandmen.
334a. The three sons of Cermat Milbel son of the Dagda, Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, Mac Greine : [Ermit, Dermait, and Aed Don were other names for them]. Sethor, Cethor, Tethor were their names, Fotla, Eriu, Banba their three wives.
346. Fea and Neman, the two wives of Net, a quo Ailech Neit. Badb and Macha and Anann [i.e. the Morrigu] of whom are the Two Paps of Ana in Luachair, the three daughters of Ernmas the she-husbandman i.e. *** Glonn, Gnim, and Coscar were their three sons. Goibniu the smith and Luichne the wright and Credne the carpenter and Dian Cecht the leech. To memorize those the poet Eochaid sang the following composition —
1. Ireland with pride, with weapons,
hosts spread over her ancient plain,
westward to the sunset were they plunderers,
her chieftains of destruction around Temair.
2. Thirty years after Genand
goblin hosts took the fertile land;
a blow to the vanquished People of Bags
was the visit of the Tuatha De Danann.
3. It is God who suffered them, though He restrained them —
they landed with horror, with lofty deed,
in their cloud of mighty combat of spectres,
upon a mountain of Conmaicne of Connacht.
4. Without distinction to discerning Ireland,
Without ships, a ruthless course,
the truth was not known beneath the sky of stars,
whether they were of heaven or of earth.
5. If it were of diabolic demons
the black-cloaked agitating expedition,
it was sound with ranks, with hosts :
if of men, it was the progeny of Bethach.
6. Of men belonging to law
(is) the freeborn who has the strong seed :
Bethach, a swift warrior-island (?)
son of Iarbonel son of Nemed.
7. They cast no assembly or justice
about the place of Fal to the sunset :
there was fire and fighting
at last in Mag Tuired.
8. The Tuatha De, it was the bed of a mighty one,
around the People of Bags fought for the kingship :
in their battle with abundance of pride,
troops of hundreds of thousands died.
9. The sons of Elada, glory of weapons,
a wolf of division against a man of plunder :
Bres from the Brug of Banba of wise utterance,
Dagda, Delbaeth, and Ogma.
10. Eriu, though it should reach a road-end,
Banba, Fotla, and Fea,
Neman of ingenious versicles,
Danann, mother of the gods.
11. Badb and Macha, greatness of wealth,
Morrigu — springs of craftiness,
sources of bitter fighting
were the three daughters of Ernmas.
12. Goibniu who was not impotent in smelting,
Luichtne, the free wright Creidne,
Dian Cecht, for going roads of great healing,
Mac ind Oc, Lug son of Ethliu.
13. Cridinbel, famous Bruinde,
Be Chuille, shapely Danand,
Casmael with bardism of perfection,
Coirpre son of Etan, and Etan.
14. The grandsons of the Dagda, who had a triple division (?)
divided Banba of the bugle-horns;
let us tell of the princes of excellence of hospitality,
the three sons of Cermat of Cualu.
15. Though Ireland was multitudes of thousands
they divided her land into thirds :
great chieftains of deeds of pride,
Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, Mac Greine.
16. He swept them clean from their land,
did the Son of God, from the royal plain which I make manifest :
for all the valour of their deeds, of their clear division,
their seed is not over Ireland.
17. It is Eochu without enchantment of leapings
who fashions the distinction of his good quatrains ;
but knowledge of the warriors when he relates it,
though he enumerates them, he adores them not.
18. Adore ye the name of the King who measured you,
who apportions every truth which he [Eochu] narrates :
who hath released every storm which we expect,
who hath fashioned the pleasant land of Ireland.
335. These were their kings, chieftains, druids, and men of arts here below. Nuadu Airgetlam s. Echtach s. Etarlam s. Ordan s. Alldai s. Tat s. Tabarn s. Enna s. Baath s. Ibath s. Bethach s. Iarbonel the Soothsayer, s. Nemed s. Agnomain s. Pam s. Tat s. Sera s. Sru s. Esru s. Bramin s. Fatacht s. Magog s. Iafeth s. Noe.
342. And Manannan s. Allod s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net, The six sons of Delbaeth s. Ogma were Fiachna, Ollum, Innui, Brian, Iuchar, Iucharba. Donann s. Delbaed was mother of the three last ; from her are named the three gods of Dana, and the Tuatha De Danann.
347. Midir of Bri Leith s. Indui s. Echtach s. Etarlam. [The names of the lords of the Tuatha De are here] — Dagda, Ogma, Elloth, Bres, Delbaeth, the five sons of Elada s. Delbaeth s. Neit s. Indui s. Aldui s. Tat s. Tabarn.
341. Lug s. Cian s. Dian Cecht s. Esarg s. Net s. Indui. Goibniu and Creidne and Dian Cecht and Luichtne, the four sons of Esarg s. Net. Cairpre the poet s. Tuar s. Tuirell Piccreo s. Cairbre Caitchend s. Tat s. Tabann. Fiacha s. Delbaeth s. [Ogma s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net]. Ai s. Ollom s. Ogma s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net.
337. Caicher and Nechtan, two sons of Nama s. Eochu Garb s. Dui Temen [s. Bres. s. Elatha s. Delbaeth s. Ogma] . Sigmall s. Cairpre Crom s. Elcmar s. Delbaeth [s. Ogma s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net].
340. Oengus [the Mac Oc] Aed and Cermat, three sons of the Dagda [s. Elada are they].
It is these men who first explored a mound: druids placed a feth fio about their men so that they should not be put down, except on every Samain, for it was not possible to hide them on the night of Samain.
348. Coirpri the poet s. Tuar s. Tuirell s. Cat Conatchend s. Ordan s. Alldui s. Tat. Gaela s. Orbsen s. Elloth s. Elada s. Net s. Indui s. Aldui. Orbsen primum nomen Manannani unde dicitur Stagnum Oirbsen apud occasionem, quoniam quando Manannanus sepultus est stagnum uenit per terram, per tumulum eius. The six sons of Delbaeth, s. Ogma s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net were Fiachna, Ollom, Indui, Brian, Iucharba, Iuchar. Donann daughter of the same Delbaeth was mother of the last three. Of her are named the three gods of Dana, and the Tuatha De Danann, and the Hill of the Three Gods. And that Delbaeth had the name of Tuirell Biccreo. Tuirell s. Cait moreover was grandfather of Coirpri the poet, and Etan daughter of Dian Cecht was mother of Coirpri.
334. The three sons of Cermat Milbel s. Eoechu Ollathair were Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, Mac Grene. Mac Cuill, the hazel his god, Ethur his name, Banba his wife : Mac Cecht thereafter, the ploughshare his god, Tethur his name, Fotla his wife : Mac Greine further, the sun his god, Cethur his name, Eriu his wife.
Gaiar or Gael [son of] Oirbsen [which] was the personal name of Manannan, from whom Loch Oirbsen is named ; when his grave was dug, it is then that the lake burst over the earth. De quibus dicitur
1. Ethur lofty, who gained dignity,
rough was the man;
Hazel his god, grandson of The Dagda who was not black,
Banba his wife.
2. Cethor pleasant, fair his colour,
free was he;
Eriu his wife, a generous woman she,
Sun his god.
3. Tethor strong, strong in strife
keen the champion;
Fotla his wife, a great story he accomplished,
Ploughshare the god which he believed.
4. Manannan mac Lir from the lake,
eagerly he sought for an abundance (?)
Oirbsen his name, after hundreds of battles
death snatched him.
338. Eriu and Fotla and Banba, three daughters of Fiachna s. Delbaeth s. Ogma. Ernmas d. Etarlam was mother of those women : and she was mother of Fiachna and Ollom. Ernmas had three other daughters, Badb, Macha, Morrigu : and Ana, of whom are called the Paps of Ana in Urluachair, was her seventh daughter. Badb and Neman were the two wives of Net s. Indui, two daughters to Elcmar of the Brug.
336. Three sons of Ernmas, Glonn and Gnim and Coscar : and Boand daughter of Delbaeth s. Elada, wife of Nechtan s. Nama.
339. Uillenn Faebarderg s. Caicher s. Nama, at his hands fell Manannan in the battle of Cuillend. Bodb of the Mound over Femen s. Echu Garb s. Dui Temen [s. Bres s. Elada s. Delbaeth s. Net]. Abcan s. Becc-Felmas s. Con s. Dian Cecht, the bard of Lug [s. Ethliu].
343. En s. Biceon s. Starn s. Edleo s. Aldui s. Tat s. Tabarn. At Tat s. Tabarn all the Tuatha De Danann, as an elite, first unite. Mider s. Indui s. Echtach, and Nuad Airgetlam s. Echtach. In his company were the craftsmen, Goibniu the smith and Credne the wright, Luicne the carpenter, and Dian Cecht the leech. Miach and Airmed were his son and his daughter, etc. [That is the genealogy of all the Tuatha De down to here.]
344. Brigit the poetess, daughter of The Dagda, she had Fe and Men, the two royal oxen, from whom Femen is named. She had Triath, king of her boars, from whom Treithirne is named. With them were, and were heard, the three demoniac shouts after rapine in Ireland, whistling and weeping and lamentation.
345. She had Cirb king of the wethers, from whom is Mag Cirb named. With them were Cerman and Cermat and the Mac Oc. He is the same whom speech-messengers ( ?) summoned ( ?) into the mounds of Flidais, whence is named the cattle of Flidais : or these were her four daughters, Arden and Be Chuille and Danand and Be Thete.
349. The Tuatha De Danann first invented [battle] - shouting and uproar. For this reason they invented shouting, for fear of keeping bad watch on the homestead ( ?) ; uproar for lamentation at coming in pains (?). Math s. Umor was the druid of the Tuatha De Danann. Lug s. Ethliu, the first who invented an assembly and horse-racing and contesting at an assembly, ut dicitur
1. Lug son of Ethliu, a cliff without a wrinkle,
with him there first came a lofty assembly :
after the coming of Christ, it is no idle proclamation
Conchobar the wise and violent died.
350. Now the Tuatha De Danann, gods were the craftsmen, non-gods the husbandmen. They were the three gods of Dana, from whom were named the Tuatha De Danann, to wit, the three sons of Bress s. Elada—Triall and Brian and Cet, and [or] Brian and Iuchar and Iucharba, the three sons of Tuirend Biccreo, i.e., the three druids from whom were named the Tuatha De Danann.
351. Rap 7 Brott 7 Robb a tri druith [their three buffoons]
Fiss 7 Fochmurc 7 Eolos a tri n-oidi [instructors]
Dub 7 Dobur 7 Doirche a tri deogbuire [cupbear]
Saith 7 Lor 7 Linudh a tri ronnaire [apportioners]
Feith 7 Rose 7 Radharc a tri dercaidh [sentinels]
Tailc 7 Tren 7 Tress a tri gillai [henchmen]
Athach 7 Gaeth 7 Sidhi a tri gabra [horses]
Aicc 7 Taigh 7 Tairchell a tri coin [hounds]
Ceol 7 Binn 7 Teitbinn a tri cruitire [harpers]
Gle 7 Glan 7 Gleo a tri tiprada [well-springs]
Buaidh 7 Ordan 7 Togadh a tri n-aite [foster-fathers]
Sidh 7 Same 7 Suba a tri muimi [foster-mothers]
Cuma 7 Seth 7 Samail a tri cuaich [goblets]
Mell 7 Teiti 7 Rochain a tri muigi chluichi [game-fields]
Aini 7 Indmus 7 Brughus a tri druimni [ridges]
Cain 7 Alaigh 7 Rochain a tri n-duine [fortresses]
352. And it is they who broke the battle of Mag Tuired against the Fomoraig, and the previous battle against the Fir Bolg. In that first battle his arm was hewn from Nuadu, and his head in the last battle. Nine kings of the Tuatha De Danann reigned, and they were in the princedom two hundred years all but three years.
353. Though some say that the Tuatha De Danann were demons, seeing that they came unperceived [and they themselves said that it was in dark clouds that they came, after burning their ships] and for the obscurity of their knowledge and adventures, and for the uncertainty of their genealogy as carried backwards : but that is not true, for their genealogies carried backward are sound : howbeit they learnt knowledge and poetry; for every obscurity of art and every clearness of reading, and every subtlety of crafts, for that reason, derive their origin from the Tuatha De Danann. And though the Faith came, those arts were not put away, for they are good, and no demon ever did good. It is clear therefore from their dignities and their deaths that the Tuatha De Danann were not of the demons nor were they sidh-folk. It is said that Bethach s. Iardan was chieftain of that Taking and of the arts, and that seven chieftains followed him — Dagda, Dian Cecht, Creidne, Luchne, Nuadu Argatlam, Lug s. Cian, Goibniu s. Ethliu; de quibus the seven sons of Ethliu
1. A Taking of Ireland, a strength that was not weak,
The Tuatha De Danann took it :
the name of their leader which they had, it was lucky,
was Bethach, noble son of Iardaines.
2. The seven other chieftains thereafter,
with splendour, with combat,
they were powerful against their firm conflict,
the seven lofty great sons of Ethliu.
3. Dagda, Dian Cecht, Credne the wright,
Luichne the carpenter, who was an enduring consummate plunderer,
Nuada who was the silver-handed,
Lug mac Cein, Coibninn the smith.
354. Here are the (names of) their nine kings who took (Ireland). Seven years of Nuadu before coming into Ireland. Seven years Bres, till the arm of Nuadu was healed. Twenty years thereafter to Nuadu. Forty years to Lug. Eighty to The Dagda. Ten years to Delbaeth till he fell at the hands of Caicher. Ten other years to Fiachnu, till he fell at the hands of Eogan of the Creeks. Thirty years to the three sons of Cermat, Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht and Mac Greine, till they fell at the hands of Eber and Eremon and Amorgen. De quibus dicitur
1. The Tuatha De Danann under obscurity,
a people without a covenant of religion;
whelps of the wood that has not withered,
people of the blood of Adam's flesh.
2. Nobles yonder of the strong people,
people of the withered summit,
let us relate, in the course in which we are,
their periods in their kingdom.
3. A space of seven years of Nuadu noble-stately
over the fair-haired company,
the rule of the man large-breasted, flaxen-maned,
before his coming into Ireland.
4. In Mag Tuired, heavy with doom,
where fell a champion of the battle,
from the white defender of the world —
his arm of princedom was lopped off.
5. Seven years of Bres, which was not a white space,
through its fair prospect for the song-abbot,
in the princedom over the plain, generous in nuts,
till the arm of Nuadu was healed.
6. Nuadu after that twenty years,
he brought the fairy-folk a-hosting,
till Lug the spear-slaughterous was made king —
the many-crafted who cooled not.
7. Forty to Lug — it was balanced —
in the kingship over the Palace of Banba;
he reached no celestial bed of innocence;
eighty to The Dagda.
8. Ten years to vehement Delbaeth
till one wise in course and royal (?) arrived,
faultless over the brink of the ocean —
ten other to Fiachna.
9. Twenty-nine years, I have proclaimed it,
over every peace-land of Ireland,
in the kingdom over Banba enduringly great
had the grandsons of The Dagda skilled in denseng .
10. Thereafter the sons of Mil came,
they arrived to redden them —
children of the great hero who burst
out of Spain without growing cold.
11. Till the deedful Gaedil wounded them,
without a troop, through their cunning,
it is not a matter of fable or of folly
that small was the weakness of the Tuatha.
373. The Synchronism of the kings of the world with the Tuatha De Danann here. The Persians were in the high kingship of the world when the Tuatha De Danann came into Ireland; in the last year of the reign of Cambyses son of Cyrus son of Darius they came.
DARIUS son of Cambyses, 36 years.
XERXES 20 years. It is he who conducted the great hosting into Greece, 200,000 by land and 204,000 by sea : and he fell in his own house by Artabanus, but at the end of seven months Artabanus fell in revenge for him.
ARTAXERXES LONGIMANUS 40 years. In his 7th year Esdras came to renew the Law, and in his 10th year Nehemias came to build the wall of Jerusalem.
XERXES thereafter in the kingship two months.
SOGDIANUS seven months.
DARIUS NOTHUS 19 years.
ARTAXEBXES MEMNON s. Darius — Sparsadidis Afferus was his Hebrew name — 40 years : and he had Esther to wife.
MARDOCHIUS and ARTAXERXES OCHUS, 30 years.
ARIUS OCHI 4 years.
DARIUS MAGNUS son of Arsames, 6 years. He was the last prince of the Persians. He fought the three battles against Alexander son of Philip, and Alexander slew him in the last battle.
374. It is Alexander who expelled Pharao from the kingship of Egypt. His [Pharao's] was the son-in-law Galam, named Mil : he came from Egypt with his wife Scofa, daughter of Nectanebus, to Spain, and contended for Spain by force. This Pharao Nectanebus is the forty-fifth king after Pharao Cenchres who was drowned in the Red Sea : 914 years was the length of their reign from Pharao Cenchres to Pharao Nectanebus.
375. The princedom of Alexander was divided into thirty-three divisions after him, and four of them had preeminence : Ptolomeus s. Lagus in Egypt, Philippus Aridaeus in Macedonia, Antigonus in Babylon, "Brutus" Seleucus in Asia Minor. Ptolomeus after Alexander, 40 years. In the end of the reign of Alexander the sons of Mil came into Ireland, that is, two years after he slew Darius : and in the beginning of his advance and of his kingdom the sons of Mil came to Spain. Five years had Alexander in the kingship when the sons of Mil came into Ireland, and the Battle of Tailltiu was fought, in which the Tuatha De Danann fell with their three kings and their three queens. Five years had Eremon in the kingship when Alexander died in Babylon : so that those are the two hundred years that the Tuatha De Danann were in Ireland, from the last year of the reign or Cambyses son of Cyrus to the completion of the lordship of the Assyrians and of Darius. One year Cambyses, "Tarpes" 36 years, Xerxes 20 years, Artaxerxes 40 years, Xerxes 2 months, Sogdianus 7 months, Darius 19 years, "Afferus" 40 years, Artaxerxes Ochus 30, Arrius 4, Darius Magnus 6. Those are the 200 years save 3 years that the Tuatha De Danann were in Ireland.
355. The Gaedil were in Ireland and the Greeks in High-Kingship in that year.
création : 30/08/2009