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 1700 BC Back in Ireland, the Tuatha De Danann had by now been in control of Ireland for 197 years under 9 of their Kings, and Fiacha the previous Tuatha De Danann King had been succeeded by 3 three brothers, mac Cuill, mac Ceacht and mac Greine who were to be the last of the Tuatha De Danann Kings of Tara / Ireland who had by now reigned co - jointly for 30 years, each acting as the over - King in succession for one year at a time. The Queen of mac Cuill was Eriu / Eire / western isle, the Queen of mac Greine was Fodhla / sucking pig and the Queen of mac Cecht was Banbha / learned who were to all give their names to Ireland at one time, as each husband took his turn at ruling.

1699 BC Eriu's husband mac Cuill was to be in control on the arrival this year of the Scythian Celtic Gaels under the command of 36.Mil's 8 sons and his wife, Scota from Castile in Spain, then part of Gaul, who at this time were seeking vengeance for the previous death of their uncle, 35.Ithe at the hands of these 3 Tuatha De Danann Kings. Once in Ireland they would also eventually gain their promised "Western Isle of Destiny were no serpents existed." (These particular Gaelic Celts were to be descended from 12.Magog through 16.Gael Glas).

    The majority of the aristocratic warrior Gaels who would become known later on as the Celtic Gaelic Milesians were to be descended through their direct male line descendant, 36.Gallamh (warrior) the Celtic Hero of Spain who was to have a name change in Ireland, as he would later be known by the Irish monks in the universal language of the time - Latin as 36.Mil / Milidh / Milesius (warrior). His father had been 35.Bile and his grandfather, 34.Breoghan, and both had also been the previous Gaelic Kings of Andalusia, Brigia, Galicia and Murcia known in more modern times as Castile and Portugal.

    36.Mil himself had also returned at one time to Scythia where he carried out a successful service for the then Scythian King, Reafloir and became very popular and married his daughter, Seang and they had produced 2 sons, but after she died her father, Reafloir, became jealous of 36.Mil and had intended to kill him, but instead 36.Mil was able to turn the tables on him and slay him instead. Because of this reversal he and his Gaelic aristocratic warriors were to flee back to Egypt, and he also took along his 2 two sons from Seang, 37.Eber Donn - of Brown Complexion and 37.Airoch Feabhruadh. On arriving in Egypt he went into service for the Pharaoh, Nectanebus, and was able to defeat the Ethiopians on his behalf in battle, and he too then married the Pharaoh's daughter who was also known as Scota, who would later on give her name to both Eire / Ireland and Alba / Caledonia / Scotland. While there in Egypt they produced another 2 sons of their own, 37.Eber Fionn - of the Fair Complexion, and 37.Amergin who eventually became an Ollamh / learned one. In time the Celtic Gaels in Egypt once again came up against the same situation as their original Celtic Gaelic ancestors and 36.Mil too then had to flee from Egypt with his Gaelic aristocratic warriors, and another son, 37.Ir was born to them on the island of Irena near Thrace, and again another, 37.Colpa was born on the island of Gotia. Another son, 37.Arannan was to be born in Galicia. 36.Mil finally returned to Spain with his Family and his Celtic Gaelic warriors where he was to also go up against and defeat the Teutonic Goths and earn his epithet as, the Celtic Hero of Spain. 36.Mil / Gallamh was to kill 3 lions in one day and he was to have this particular insignia on his personal shield. and in remembrance of this his sons would carry this insignia forward in Ireland.

    The original reason for the Celtic Gaelic expedition into Ireland, was to seek vengeance for the slaying of 35.Ithe, who was another son of 34.Breogain and an uncle to 36.Mil, 35.Ithe had been previously made aware that across the Ocean from their territory in Spain there was to be found the furthest known Western Isle / Inis Ealga, Remembering the promise of Moses to his ancestor, 16.Gael Glas and with 90 of his Celtic Gaelic aristocratic warriors he had set out under the instructions of 36.Mil to find it, landing at a spot that later became known as Magh Ithe (The Plain of 35.Ithe) near Laggan in what is now Co. Donegal in the north - west of the Ulster Province. On going ashore 35.Ithe and a party of his Gaelic followers headed north until they reached the ancient Fir Bolg fort of Ailech in Co. Derry in the north - east of Ulster where they came upon mac Cecht, mac Cuill and mac Greine the 3 reigning Tuatha De Danann Kings, (The Grianan of Ailech originally constructed there by the Fir Bolg is situated on the Inishowen Peninsula between Loch Swilly and Loch Foyle.) The 3 Tuatha De Danann Kings had met there to sought out some problems they had, but they could not agree, and they decided to ask 35.Ithe to advise them, and in response he had told them to act according to the laws of justice. He then began raving on about Inis Ealga / Ireland, stating what a great Country it was, and on hearing him go on so, they became concerned that he might have ideas about taking it over for himself, so they conspired to do him an injury as a warning and send a message to those who were accompanying him. As he was leaving the Country at Magh Ithe the  Tuatha De Danann Kings ensured that he was to be severely wounded and they then allowed his warriors  to take him and leave Ireland, and his son, 36.Lewy / Lughaidh waiting for him there put him on board his ship, but he was to die at sea, and his body was then taken back to Spain. When they arrived back there his death naturally incited his Celtic Gaelic kinsmen to seek revenge for his demise. 36.Mil set about organizing an expedition to go to this Far Western Isle, but he died also, and it was then up to Scota, the 8 sons of 36.Mil / 36.Gallamh, and 36.Lewy / Lughaidh the son of 35.Ithe, to arrange, and they all set out in their long crafts taking with them their heavy Iron swords. Among 36.Mil's 8 sons, were 37.Eber Donn - of Brown Complexion, 37.Colpa and 37.Amergin - of the Fair Knee who was not only a judge, but an Ollamh in his own right. Another son, 37.Ir was to become the direct male line ancestor of the Gaelic Milesian Irian Septs / Family branches and Irian Kings in Ireland, while another *37.Eber Fionn - of Fair Complexion was to become the direct male line ancestor of the Gaelic Milesian hEberian Septs and Kings in Ireland, and another *37.Eremon the direct male line ancestor of the Gaelic Milesian hEremonian Septs and Kings in Ireland. 35.Ithe through his son, 36.Lewy / Lughaidh was to become the direct male line ancestor of the Ithian aristocratic warrior Septs and Kings and their evolving Darinian Septs in Southern Munster who were also to also develop into the Ithian Corca Loigde aristocratic warrior Septs in Co. Cork in Southern Munster based on the original Fir Bolg Septs there.

    The Celtic Gaelic Milesians from the Clan na Mile / pro. Meel set sail for Inis Ealga / Ireland with 30 long craft with 36 of their Gaelic Chiefs and all of their aristocratic warriors, to avenge 35.Ithe's death, and they landed at the mouth of the River Slaney / Slainge in Co. Wexford in the south - east of Southern Leinster from where they made their way inland and northwards towards Tara / Teamhair in the south - east of the Midlands / Midhe / Meath / Northern Leinster, which was then still the actual Royal Seat of the Tuatha De Danann Kings also. Along the way they met up with Banbha the Queen of mac Cuill who asked them that if they were to conquer Inis Ealga / Ireland would they call it after her and they agreed. Further on they came upon Fodhla the Queen of mac Cecht and she too made the same request and they once again agreed. On reaching the very centre of Ireland at Uisnech they came upon Eriu the Queen of mac Greine who had also been expecting their arrival and she also requested the same, which was actually to come about. (37.Amergin had stated that as she was now the reigning Queen her name would definitely be Ireland's principal name and Eriu, was to become Erinn in its genitive form.

 

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