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1. Milesius of Spain, King of Braganza, Father of the Irish Race, son of Bille mac Galicia, King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, and Castile, was born in Brigantia, Corunna, Galicia, Spain and died in Braganza, Spain.

Milesius, in his youth and in his father's life-time, went into Scythia, where he was kindly received by the king of that country, who gave him his daughter in marriage, and appointed him General of his forces. In this capacity Milesius defeated the king's enemies, gained much fame, and the love of all the king's subjects. His growing greatness and popularity excited against him the jealousy of the king; who, fearing the worst, resolved on privately dispatching Milesius our of the way, for, openly, he dare not attempt it. 

Admonished of the king's intentions in his regard, Milesius slew him; and thereupon quitted Scythia and retired into Egypt with a fleet of sixty sail. Pharaoh Nectonibus, then king of Egypt, being informed of his arrival and of his great valour, wisdom, and conduct in arms, made him General of all his forces against the king of Ethiopia then invading his country. 

Here, as in Scythia, Milesius was victorious; he forced the enemy to submit to the conqueror's own terms of peace. By these exploits Milesius found great favour with Pharaoh, who gave him, being then a widower, his daughter Scota in marriage; and kept him eight years afterwards in Egypt. 

During the sojourn of Milesius in Egypt, he employed the most ingenious and able persons among his people to be instructed in the several trades, arts, and sciences used in Egypt; in order to have them taught to the rest of his people on his return to Spain. 

At length Milesius took leave of his father-in-law, and steered towards Spain; where he arrived to the great joy and comfort of his people; who were much harassed by the rebellion of the natives and by the intrusion of other foreign nations that forced in after his father's death, and during his own long absence from Spain. With these and those he often met; and, in fifty-four battles, victoriously fought, he routed, destroyed, and totally extirpated them out of the country, which he settled in peace and quietness. 

In his reign a great dearth and famine occurred in Spain, of twenty-six years' continuance, occasioned, as well by reason of the former troubles which hindered the people from cultivating, and manuring the ground, as for want of rain to moisten the earth - but Milesius superstitiously believed the famine to have fallen upon him and his people as a judgment and punishment from their gods, for their negligence in seeking out the country destined for their final abode, so long before foretold by Cachear their Druid or magician, as already mentioned - the time limited by the prophecy for the accomplishment thereof being now nearly, if not fully, expired. 

To expiate his fault and to comply with the will of his gods, Milesius, with the general approbation of his people, sent his uncle Ithe, with his son Lughaidh, and one hundred and fifty stout men to bring them an account of those western islands; who, accordingly, arriving at the island since then called Ireland, and landing in that part of it now called Munster, left his son with fifty of his men to guard the ship, and with the rest traveled about the island. 

Informed, among other things, that the three sons of Cearmad, called Mac-Cuill, MacCeacht, and MacGreine, did then and for thirty years before rule and govern the island, each for one year, in his turn; and that the country was called after the names of their three queens - Eire, Fodhla, and Banbha, respectively: one year called "Eire," the next "Fodhla," and the next "Banbha," as their husbands reigned in their regular turns; by which names the island is ever since indifferently called, but most commonly "Eire," because that MacCuill, the husband of Eire, ruled and governed the country in his turn the year that the Clan-na-Milé (or the sons of Milesius) arrived in and conquered Ireland. 

And being further informed that the three brothers were then at their palace at Aileach Neid, in the north part of the country, engaged in the settlement of some disputes concerning their family jewels, Ithe directed his course thither; sending orders to his son to sail about with his ship and the rest of his men, and meet him there. When Ithe arrived where the (Danann) brothers were, be was honourably received and entertained by them; and, finding him to be a mail of great wisdom. and knowledge, they referred their disputes to him for decision. That decision having met their entire satisfaction, Ithe exhorted them to mutual love, peace, and forbearance; adding much in praise of their delightful, pleasant, and fruitful country; and then took his leave, to return to his ship, and go back to Spain. 

No sooner was he gone than the brothers; began to reflect on the high commendations which Ithe gave of the Island; and, suspecting his design of bringing others to invade it, resolved to prevent them, and therefore pursued him with a strong party, overtook him, fought and routed his men and wounded himself to death (before his son or the rest of his men left on ship-board could come to his rescue) at a place called, from that fight and his name, Magh Ithe or "The plain of Ithe" (an extensive plain in the barony of Raphoe, county Donegal); whence his son, having found him in that condition, brought his dead and mangled body back into Spain, and there exposed it to public view, thereby to excite his friends and relations to avenge his murder. 

All the invaders and planters of Ireland, namely, Parthalonians, Neimhedh, the Firbolgs, Tuatha-de-Danann, and Clan-na-Milé, where originally Scythians, of the line of Japbet, who had the language called Bearla-Tobbai or Gaoidhilg [Gaelic] common amongst them all; and consequently not to be wondered at, that Ithe and the Tuatha-de-Danann understood one another without an Interpreter - both speaking the same language, though perhaps with some difference in the accent. 

The exposing of the dead body of Ithe had the desired effect; for, thereupon, Milesius made great preparations in order to invade Ireland - as well to avenge his uncle's death, as also in obedience to the will of his gods, signified by the prophecy of Cachear, aforesaid. But, before he could effect that object, he died, leaving the care, and charge of that expedition upon his eight legitimate sons by his two wives before mentioned. Milesius was a very valiant champion, a great warrior, and fortunate and prosperous in all his undertakings: witness his name of "Milesius," given him from the many battles (some say a thousand, which the word "Milé" signifies in Irish as well as in Latin) which he victoriously fought and won, as well in Spain, as in all the other countries and kingdoms be traversed in his younger days.

The eight brothers were neither forgetful nor negligent in the execution of their father's command; but, soon after his death, with a numerous fleet well manned and equipped, set forth from Breoghan's Tower or Brigantia (now Corunna) in Galicia, in Spain, and sailed prosperously to the coasts of Ireland or lnis-Fail, where they met many difficulties and various chances before they could land: occasioned by the diabolical arts, sorceries, and enchantments used by the Tuatha-de-Danann, to obstruct their landing; for, by their magic art, they enchanted the island so as to appear to the Milesians or Clan-na-Milé in the form of a Hog, and no way to come at it (whence the island, among the many other names it had before, was called "Muc-Inis or "The Hog Island"); and withal raised so great a storm, that the Milesian fleet was thereby totally dispersed and many of them cast away, wherein five of the eight brothers, sons of Milesius, lost their lives. 

That part of the fleet commanded by Heber, Heremon, and Amergin (the three surviving, brothers), and Heber Donn, son of Ir (one of the brothers lost in the storm), overcame all opposition, landed safe, fought and routed the three Tuatha-de Danann Kings at Slieve-Mis, and thence pursued and overtook them at Tailten, where another bloody battle was fought; wherein the three (Tuatha-de-Danann) Kings and their Queens were slain, and their army utterly routed and destroyed: so that they could never after give any opposition to the Clan-na-Milé in their new conquest; who, having thus sufficiently avenged the death of their great uncle Ithe, gained the possession of the country foretold them by Cachear, some ages past, as already mentioned. Heber and Heremon, the chief leading men remaining of the eight brothers, sons of Milesius aforesaid, divided the kingdom between them (allotting a proportion of land to their brother Amergin, who was their Arch-priest, Druid, or magician; and to their nephew Heber Donn, and to the rest of their chief commanders), and became jointly the first of one hundred and eighty-three Kings or sole Monarchs of the Gaelic, Milesian, or Scottish Race, that ruled and governed Ireland, successively, for two thousand eight hundred and eighty-five years from the first year of their reign), Anno Mundi three thousand five hundred, to their submission to the Crown of England in the person of King Henry the Second; who, being also of the Milesian Race by Maude, his mother, was lineally descended from Fergus Mór MacEarca, first King of Scotland, who was descended from the said Heremon - so that the succession may be truly said to continue in the Milesian Blood from before Christ one thousand six hundred and ninety-nine years down to the present time. 

Heber and Heremon reigned jointly one year only, when, upon a difference between their ambitious wives, they quarrelled and fought a battle at Ardeath or Geshill (Geashill, near Tullamore in the King's County), where Heber was slain by Heremon; and, soon after, Amergin, who claimed an equal share in the government, was, in another battle fought between them, likewise slain by Heremon. Thus, Heremon became sole Monarch, and made a new division of the land amongst his comrades and friends, viz.: the south part, now called Munster, he gave to his brother Heber's four sons, Er, Orba, Feron, and Fergna; the north part, now Ulster, he gave to Ir's only son Heber Donn; the east part or Coigeadh, Galian, now called Leinster, be gave to Criomthann-sciath-bheil, one of his commanders; and the west part, now called Connaught, Heremon gave to Un-Mac-Oigge, another of his commanders; allotting a part of Munster to Lughaidh (the son of Ithe, the first Milesian discoverer of Ireland), amongst his brother Heber's sons. 

From these three brothers, Heber, Ir, and Heremon (Amergin dying without issue), are descended all the Milesian Irish of Ireland and Scotland, viz.: from Heber, the eldest brother, the provincial Kings of Munster (of whom thirty-eight were sole Monarchs of Ireland), and most of the nobility and gentry of Munster, and many noble families in Scotland, are descended. From Ir, the second brother, all the provincial Kings of Ulster (of whom twenty-six were sole Monarchs of Ireland), and all the ancient nobility and gentry of Ulster, and many noble families in Leinster, Munster, and Connaught, derive their pedigrees; and, in Scotland, the Clan-na-Rory - the descendants of an eminent man, named Ruadhri or Roderick, who was Monarch of Ireland for seventy years (viz., from Before Christ 288 to 218). 

From Heremon, the youngest of the three brothers, were descended one hundred and fourteen sole Monarchs of Ireland: the provincial Kings and Hermonian nobility and gentry of Leinster, Connaught, Meath, Orgiall, Tirowen, Tirconnell, and Clan-na-boy; the Kings of Dalriada; all the Kings of Scotland from Fergus Mór MacEarea, down to the Stuarts; and the Kings and Queens of England from Henry the Second down to tile present time. The issue of Ithe is not accounted among the Milesian Irish or Clan-na-Milé, as not being descended from Milesius, but from his uncle Ithe; of whose posterity there were also some Monarchs of Ireland (see Roll of the Irish Monarchs, infra), and many provincial or half provincial Kings of Munster: that country upon its first division being allocated to the sons of Heber and to Lughaidh, son of Ithe, whose posterity continued there accordingly. 

This invasion, conquest, or plantation of Ireland by the Milesian or Scottish Nation took place in the Year of the World three thousand Ova hundred, or the next year after Solomon began the foundation of the Temple of Jerusalem, and one thousand six hundred and ninety-nine years before the Nativity of our Saviour Jesus Christ; which, according to the Irish computation of Time, occurred Anno Mundi five thousand one hundred and ninety-nine: therein agreeing with the Septuagint, Roman Martyrologies, Eusebius, Orosius, and other ancient authors; which computation the ancient Irish chroniclers exactly observed in their Books of the Reigns of the Monarchs of Ireland, and other Antiquities of that Kingdom ; out of which the Roll of the Monarchs of Ireland, from the beginning of the Milesian Monarchy to their submission to King Henry the Second of England, a Prince of their own Blood, is exactly collected. 

As the Milesian invasion of Ireland took place the next year after the laying of the foundation of the Temple of Jerusalem by Solomon, King of Israel, we may infer that Solomon was contemporary with Milesius of Spain; and that the Pharaoh King of Egypt, who (1 Kings iii. 1,) gave his daughter in marriage to Solomon, was the Pharaoh who conferred on Milesius of Spain the hand of another daughter Scota.] 

Milesius of Spain bore three Lions in his shield and standard, for the following reasons; namely, that, in his travels in his younger days into foreign countries, passing through Africa, he, by his cunning and valour, killed in one morning three Lions; and that, in memory of so noble and valiant an exploit, he always after bore three Lions on his shield, which his two surviving sons Heber and Heremon, and his grandson Heber Donn, son of Ir, after their conquest of Ireland, divided amongst them, as well as they did the country: each of them. bearing a Lion in his shield and banner, but of different colours; which the Chiefs of their posterity continue to this day: some with additions and differences; others plain and entire as they had it from their ancestors.

Milesius married Scota Tephi Princess of Egypt, daughter of Nectonibus Pharoah of Egypt Scota was born in Egypt and died in Clahane Townland, Annagh Parish, Troughanacmy Barony, Kerry, Munster, Ireland.

Children:

          i.  Héremón King of Munster, 2nd Monarch of Ireland (born in Braganza, Iberia or Spain - died in 1683 B.C. in Rath-Beothaight, Argat-Ross, Ireland)
         ii.  Heber 
         iii.  Ir 


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2. Bille mac Galicia, King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, son of Breoghan King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, was born in Iberia or Spain.

Children:

Milesius of Spain King of Braganza, Father of the Irish Race, born in Brigantia, Corunna, Galicia, Spain, died in Braganza, Spain


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4. Breoghan, King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, and Castile , son of Brath, was born in Spain. Another name for Breoghan was Brigus.

Breoghan was king of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, and Portugal-all of which he conquered. He built Breoghan's Tower or Brigantia in Galicia, and the city of Brigantia or Braganza in Portugal-called after him; and the kingdom of Castile was then also called after him Brigia. 

It is considered that "Castile" itself was so called from the figure of a castle which Brigus bore for his Arms on his banner. Brigus sent a colony into Britain, who settled in that territory now known as the counties of York, Lancaster, Durham, Westmoreland, and Cumberland, and, after him were called Brigantes; whose posterity gave formidable opposition to the Romans, at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain.

Children:

Bille mac Galicia King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, born in Iberia or Spain.


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8. Brath, son of Deag, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia and died in Galicia, Spain.

Brath was born in Gothia. Remembering the Druid's prediction, and his people having considerably multiplied during their abode in Geulia, he departed thence with a numerous fleet to seek out the country destined for their final settlement, by the prophecy of Cachear, the Druid above mentioned; and, after some time, he landed upon the coast of Spain, and by strong hand settled himself and his colony in Galicia, in the north of that country.

Children:

 Breoghan, King of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, born in Spain


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16. Deag, son of Arcadh, was born in Gothia or Getulia.

Children:

  Brath, born in Gothia, Scandinavia, died in Galicia, Spain


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32. Arcadh, son of Alladh, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

  Deag, born in Gothia or Getulia


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64. Alladh, son of Nuadhad, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

Arcadh, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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128. Nuadhad, son of Nenuall, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

  Alladh, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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256. Nenuall, son of Febric Glas was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

 Nuadhad, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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512. Febric Glas, son of Agnan Fionn, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

 Nenuall born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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Agnan Fionn, son of Heber Glunfionn, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Children:

 Febric Glas, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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Heber Glunfionn, son of Lamhfionn, was born in Gothia, Scandinavia.

Heber Glunfionn was born in Gothia, where he died. His posterity continued there to the eighth generation; and were kings or chief rulers there for one hundred and fifty years-some say three hundred years.

Children:

 Agnan Fionn, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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Lamhfionn, son of Agnon, was born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia and died in Carthage, Africa.

Lamhfionn and his fleet remained at sea for some time, after his father's death, resting and refreshing themselves upon such islands as they met with. It was then the Cachear, their magician or Druid, foretold that there would be no end of their peregrinations and travel until they should arrive at the Western Island of Europe, now called Ireland, which was the place destined for their future and lasting abode and settlement; and that not they but their posterity after three hundred years should arrive there. 

After many traverses of fortune at sea, this little fleet with their leader arrived at last and landed at Gothia or Geulia-more recently called Lybia, where Carthage was afterwards built; and, soon after, Lamhfionn died there.

Children:

 Heber Glunfionn, born in Gothia, Scandinavia


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Agnon, son of Tait King of Scythia, was born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia. 

Agnon and his followers betook themselves to sea, wandering and coasting upon the Caspian Sea for several (some say seven) years in which time he died.

Children:

 Lamhfionn, born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia, died in Carthage, Africa


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Tait, King of Scythia, son of Ogaman King of Scythia, was born in Scythia,ancient region of Eurasia.

Children:

Agnon, born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia, died 'Wandering and Coasting upon the Caspian Sea'


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Ogaman, King of Scythia, son of Baouman, King of Scythia, was born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia.

Ogaman and his son Tait, were each kings of Scythia, but in constant war with the natives.

Children:

Tait King of Scythia, born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia


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Baouman, King of Scythia, son of Heber Scut, was born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia.

Children:

 Ogaman, King of Scythia, born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia


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Heber Scut, son of Sruth, was born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia.

Heber Scut, after his father's death and a year's stay in Creta, departed thence, leaving some of his people to inhabit the Island, where some of their posterity likely still remain; "because the Island breeds no venomous serpent ever since." He and his people soon after arrived in Scythia; where his cousins, the posterity of Nenuall, eldest son of Fenius Farsa, refusing to allot a place of habitation form him and his colony, they fought many battles wherein Heber, with the assistance of some of the natives who were ill-affected towards their king, being always victor, he at length forced the sovereignty from the other, and settled himself and his colony in Scythia, who continued there for four generations. Hence the epithet Scut, "a Scot" or "a Scythian," was applied to this Heber, who was accordingly called Heber Scot.

• Slain in battle by Noemus the former king's son.

Children:

Baouman, King of Scythia born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia


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Sruth, son of Asruth, was born in Scythia,ancient region of Eurasia and died in Island of Creta.

Sruth, soon after his father's death, was set upon by the Egyptians, on account of their former animosities towards their predecessors for having taken part with the Israelites against them; which animosities until then lay raked up in the embers, and now broke out in a flame to that degree, that after many battles and conflicts wherein most of his colony lost their live, Sruth was forced with the few remaining to depart the country; and, after many traverses at sea, arrived at the Island of Creta,now called Candia, where he paid his last tribute to nature.

Children:

Heber Scut, born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia


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Asruth, son of Gaodhal, was born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia.

Asruth, after his father's death, continued in Egypt and governed his colony in peace during his life.

Children:

Sruth, born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia, died in Island of Creta


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Gaodhal, son of Niul and Scota, was born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia. Another name for Gaodhal was Gadel Gathelus.

In his youth this Gaodhal was stung in the neck by a serpent, and was immediately brought to Moses, who, laying his rod upon the wounded place, instantly cured him; whence followed the word "Glas" to be added to his named, as Gaodhal Glas (glas: Irish, green; Lat. glaucus; Gr. glaukos), on account of the green scar which the word signifies, and which, during his life, remained on his neck after the wound was healed. 

And Gaodhal obtained a further blessing, namely-that no venomous beast can live any time where his posterity should inhabit; which is verified in Creta or Candia, Gothia or Getulia, Ireland.  The Irish chroniclers affirm that from this time Gaodhal and his posterity did paint the figures of Beasts and Birds on their banners and shields, to distinguish their tribes and septs, in imitation of the Israelites; and that a "Thunderbolt" was the cognisance in their chief standard for many generations after this Gaodhal.

Children:

Asruth, born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia



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Niul, son of Fenius Farsa, King of Scythia, was born in Scythia, ancient region of Eurasia.

Niul, after his father returned to Scythia, continued some time at œothena, teaching the languages and other laudable sciences, until upon report of his great learning he was invited into Egypt by Pharaoh, the King; who gave him the land of Campus Cyrunt, near the Red Sea to inhabit, and his daughter Scota in marriage; from whom their posterity are ever since called Scots; but, according to some annalists, the name "Scots" is derived from the word Scythia. 

It was this Niul that employed Gaodhal [Gael], son of Ethor, a learned and skilful man, to compose or rather refine and adorn the language, called Bearla Tobbai, which was common to all Niul's posterity, and afterwards called Gaodhilg (or Gaelic), from the said Gaodhal who composed or refined it; and for his sake also Niul called his own eldest son "Gaodhal."

Niul married Scota.

Children:

Gaodhal. born in Scythia

    Scota, daughter of Hyksos, Pharoah of Egypt, was born in Egypt.

Scota married Niul.



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Fenius Farsa, King of Scythia, son of Boath, was born in Scythia.

Phoeniusa Farsaidh (or Fenius Farsa) was King of Scythia, at the time when Ninus ruled the Assyrian Empire; and, being a wise man and desirous to learn the languages that not long before confounded the builders of the Tower of Babel, employed able and learned men to go among the dispersed multitude to learn their several languages; who sometime after returning well skilled in what they went for, Phœniusa Farsaidh erected a school in the valley of Senaar, near the city of Æothena, in the forty-second year of the reign of Ninus; whereupon, having continued there with his younger son Niul for twenty years, he returned home to his kingdom, which, at his death, he left to the oldest son Nenuall; leaving to Niul no other patrimony than his learning and the benefit of the said school.

Children:

Niul, born in Scythia

    Hyksos, Pharoah of Egypt, was born in Egypt.

Children:

 Scota, born in Egypt


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Boath, son of Magog, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Boath, one of the sons of Magog; to whom Scythia came as his lot, upon the division of the Earth by Noah amongst his sons, and by Japhet of his part thereof amongst his sons.

Children:

Fenius Farsa, King of Scythia (born in Scythia, an ancient region of Eurasia


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Magog, son of Japheth ben Noah, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Magog - region of Gog, the second of the "sons" of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5). In Ezekiel (38:2; 39:6) it is the name of a nation, probably some Scythian or Tartar tribe descended from Japheth. They are described as skilled horsemen, and expert in the use of the bow. The Latin father Jerome says that this word denotes "Scythian nations, fierce and innumerable, who live beyond the Caucasus and the Lake Maeotis, and near the Caspian Sea, and spread out even onward to India." Perhaps the name "represents the Assyrian Mat Gugi, or 'country of Gugu,' the Gyges of the Greeks"

From whom descended the Parthians, Bactrians and Amazons. Parthalon, the first planter of Ireland, about three hundred years after the Flood; and also the rest of the colonies that planted there, viz., the Nemedians, who planted Ireland, Anno Mundi three thousand and forty-six, or three hundred and eighteen years after the birth of Abraham, and two thousand one hundred and fifty-three years before Christ. 

The Nemedians continued in Ireland for two hundred and seventeen years; within which time a colony of theirs went into the northern parts of Scotland, under the conduct of their leader Briottan Maol, from whom Britain takes its name, and not from "Brutus," as some persons believed. From Magog were also descended the Belgarian, Belgian, Firbolgian or Firvolgian colony that succeeded the Nemedians, Anno Mundi, three thousand two hundred and sixty-six, and who first erected Ireland into a Monarchy. 

According to some writers, the Fomorians invaded Ireland next after the Nemedians.] This Belgarian of Firvolgian colony continued in Ireland for thirty-six years, under nine of their Kings; when they were supplanted by the Tuatha-de-Danann, which means, according to some authorities, "the people of the god Dan," whom they adored, who possessed Ireland for one hundred and ninety-seven years, during the reigns of nine of their kings; and who were then conquered by the Gaelic, Milesian, or Scotic Nation (the three names by which the Irish people were known), Anno Mundi three thousand five hundred. 

This Milesian or Scotic Irish Nation possessed and enjoyed the Kingdom of Ireland for two thousand eight hundred and eighty-five years, under one hundred and eighty-three Monarchs; until their submission to King Henry the Second of England, Anno Domini one thousand one hundred and eighty-six.

Children:

Boath, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia


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Japheth ben Noah, son of Noah ben Lamech Tenth Patriarch and Naamah daughter of Enoch, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Japhet was the eldest son of Noah. He had fifteen sons, amongst whom he divided Europe and the part of Asia which his father had allotted to him.

Children:

Magog, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia


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Noah ben Lamech, Tenth Patriarch, son of Lamech ben Mathusala, Ninth Patriarch and Betenos Ashmua, was born in 2944 B.C. near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 1993 B.C. near Mount Arafat.

Noah divided the world amongst his three sons, begotten of his wife Titea.To Shem he gave Asia, within the Euphrates, to the Indian Ocean; to Ham he gave Syria, Arabia, and Africa; and to Japhet, the rest of Asia beyond the Euphrates, together with Europe to Gadea (or Cadiz).

Noah, the grandson of Methuselah (Gen. 5:25-29), who was for two hundred and fifty years contemporary with Adam, and the son of Lamech, who was about fifty years old at the time of Adam's death. This patriarch is rightly regarded as the connecting link between the old and the new world. He is the second great progenitor of the human family.

The words of his father Lamech at his birth (Gen. 5:29) have been regarded as in a sense prophetical, designating Noah as a type of Him who is the true "rest and comfort" of men under the burden of life (Matt.11:28).

He lived five hundred years, and then there were born unto him three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen. 5:32). He was a "just man and perfect in his generation," and "walked with God" (comp. Ezek. 14:14,20). But now the descendants of Cain and of Seth began to intermarry, and then there sprang up a race distinguished for their ungodliness. Men became more and more corrupt, and God determined to sweep the earth of its wicked population (Gen. 6:7). 

But with Noah God entered into a covenant, with a promise of deliverance from the threatened deluge (18). He was accordingly commanded to build an ark (6:14-16) for the saving of himself and his house. An interval of one hundred and twenty years elapsed while the ark was being built (6:3), during which Noah bore constant testimony against the unbelief and wickedness of that generation (1 Pet. 3:18-20; 2 Pet. 2:5).

When the ark of "gopher-wood" (mentioned only here) was at length completed according to the command of the Lord, the living creatures that were to be preserved entered into it; and then Noah and his wife and sons and daughters-in-law entered it, and the "Lord shut him in" (Gen.7:16). The judgment-threatened now fell on the guilty world, "the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished" (2 Pet. 3:6). The ark floated on the waters for one hundred and fifty days, and then rested on the mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:3,4); but not for a considerable time after this was divine permission given him to leave the ark, so that he and his family were a whole year shut up within it (Gen. 6-14).

On leaving the ark Noah's first act was to erect an altar, the first of which there is any mention, and offer the sacrifices of adoring thanks and praise to God, who entered into a covenant with him, the first covenant between God and man, granting him possession of the earth by a new and special charter, which remains in force to the present time (Gen. 8:21-9:17). As a sign and witness of this covenant, the rainbow was adopted and set apart by God, as a sure pledge that never again would the earth be destroyed by a flood.

But, alas! Noah after this fell into grievous sin (Gen. 9:21); and the conduct of Ham on this sad occasion led to the memorable prediction regarding his three sons and their descendants. Noah "lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years, and he died" (28:29).

Noah married Naamah, daughter of Enoch.

Children:

Shem ben Noah, born in 2442 B.C. Shulon, east of Eden, died in 1942 B.C.

Japheth ben Noah, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

    Naamah, daughter of Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch and Edna, was born in 2944 B.C. near Havilah,     along the border of Babylonia and died before 1993 B.C. near Mount Arafat.

Naamah married Noah ben Lamech, Tenth Patriarch.


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Lamech ben Mathusala, Ninth Patriarch, son of Methuselah ben Enoch, Eighth Patriarch and Edna, was born 3126 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2344 B.C.

The seventh in descent from Seth, being the only son of Methuselah. Noah was the oldest of his several sons (Gen. 5:25-31; Luke 3:36).

Lamech married Betenos Ashmua.

Children:

Noah ben Lamech, Tenth Patriarch, born in 2944 B.C. near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 1993 B.C. near Mount Arafat

Betenos Ashmua, daughter of Barakiel, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Betenos married Lamech ben Mathusala, Ninth Patriarch.

Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch, son of Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch and Baraka, was born 3378 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died 3013 BC.

The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah (Gen. 5:21; Luke 3:37). His father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three hundred years" (Gen. 5:22-24), when he was translated without tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam" (Jude 1:14), as distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11:5). When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying only in Jude 1:14.

Enoch married Edna.

Children:

Methuselah ben Enoch, Eighth Patriarch, born 3313 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2344 B.C. "During the Great Flood"

Naamah,  daughter of Enoch, born in 2944 B.C. near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died before 1993 B.C. near Mount Arafat

    Edna, daughter of Azrial, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Edna married Methuselah ben Enoch Eighth Patriarch.

Children:

Lamech ben Mathusala, Ninth Patriarch, born 3126 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2344 B.C.

Eleakim,born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Edna next married Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch.


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Methuselah ben Enoch, Eighth Patriarch, son of Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch and Edna, was born 3313 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2344 B.C. "During the Great Flood".

Methuselah - man of the dart, the son of Enoch, and grandfather of Noah. He was the oldest man of whom we have any record, dying at the age of nine hundred and sixty-nine years, in the year of the Flood (Gen. 5:21-27; 1 Chr. 1:3).

Methuselah married Edna.

    Edna, daughter of Azrial, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Edna married Methuselah ben Enoch, Eighth Patriarch.

Edna next married Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch.

    Barakiel, son of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Children:

Dinah, born near Havilahalong the border of Babylonia

Betenos Ashmua, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch, son of Maleleel ben Cainan, Fifth Patriarch and Dinah, was born 3548 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2578 B.C.

Jared - descent. The fourth antediluvian patriarch in descent from Seth (Gen. 5:15-20; Luke 3:37), the father of Enoch; called Jered in 1 Chr. 1:2.

Jared married Baraka.

Children:

Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch, born 3378 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died 3013 BC

Azrial, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Baraka, daughter of Rashesal, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Baraka married Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch.

Azrial, son of Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch and Baraka, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Children:

Edna, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia


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Enoch ben Jared, Seventh Patriarch, son of Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch and Baraka, was born 3378 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died 3013 BC.

The son of Jared, and father of Methuselah (Gen. 5:21; Luke 3:37). His father was one hundred and sixty-two years old when he was born. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch "walked with God three hundred years" (Gen. 5:22-24), when he was translated without tasting death. His whole life on earth was three hundred and sixty-five years. He was the "seventh from Adam" (Jude 1:14), as distinguished from the son of Cain, the third from Adam. He is spoken of in the catalogue of Old Testament worthies in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11:5). When he was translated, only Adam, so far as recorded, had as yet died a natural death, and Noah was not yet born. Mention is made of Enoch's prophesying only in Jude 1:14.

Enoch married Edna.

Edna, daughter of Azrial, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Edna married Methuselah ben Enoch Eighth Patriarch.

Edna next married Enoch ben Jared Seventh Patriarch.

Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch, son of Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch and Azura, was born 3765 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2860 B.C.

Enos - man the son of Seth, and grandson of Adam (Gen. 5:6-11; Luke 3:38). He lived nine hundred and five years. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" (Gen. 4:26), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.

Enos married Noam.

Children:

Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch, born 3675 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2765 B.C.

Mualeleth, born near Havilah,along the border of Babylonia

Barakiel, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Noam, daughter of Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch and Azura, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Noam married Enos ben Seth Third Patriarch.

Maleleel ben Cainan, Fifth Patriarch, son of Cainan ben Enos Fourth Patriarch and Mualeleth, was born 3605 BC in Eden, near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2710 B.C.

Maleleel married Dinah.

Children:

Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch, born 3548 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2578 B.C.

Dinah, daughter of Barakiel, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Dinah married Maleleel ben Cainan, Fifth Patriarch.

Rashujal, son of Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch and Mualeleth, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Children:

Baraka, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch, son of Maleleel ben Cainan, Fifth Patriarch and Dinah, was born 3548 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2578 B.C.

Jared - descent. The fourth antediluvian patriarch in descent from Seth (Gen. 5:15-20; Luke 3:37), the father of Enoch; called Jered in 1 Chr. 1:2.

Jared married Baraka.

Baraka, daughter of Rashujal, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Baraka married Jared ben Maleleel, Sixth Patriarch.


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Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch, son of Adam, The First Patriarch and Eve, The Mother of All Mankind, was born about 3870 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2958 B.C.

Seth - appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him this name, "for God," said she, "hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."

Seth married Azura.

Children:

Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch, born 3765 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2860 B.C.

Noam, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Azura, daughter of Adam, The First Patriarch and Eve, The Mother of All Mankind, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Azura married Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch.

Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch, son of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born 3675 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2765 B.C.

Cainan married Mualeleth.

Children:

Maleleel ben Cainan, Fifth Patriarch, born 3605 BC Eden, near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2710 B.C.

Rashujal, born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia

Mualeleth, daughter of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born near Havilah,along the border of Babylonia.

Mualeleth married Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch.

Barakiel, son of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch, son of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born 3675 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2765 B.C.

Cainan married Mualeleth.

Mualeleth, daughter of Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch and Noam, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Mualeleth married Cainan ben Enos, Fourth Patriarch.


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Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch, son of Seth ben Adam Second Patriarch and Azura, was born 3765 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia and died in 2860 B.C.

Enos - man the son of Seth, and grandson of Adam (Gen. 5:6-11; Luke 3:38). He lived nine hundred and five years. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" (Gen. 4:26), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.

Enos married Noam.

Noam, daughter of Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch and Azura, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Noam married Enos ben Seth, Third Patriarch.

Enos ben Seth Third Patriarch , son of Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch and Azura, was born 3765 BC near Havilah,along the border of Babylonia and died in 2860 B.C.

Enos - man the son of Seth, and grandson of Adam (Gen. 5:6-11; Luke 3:38). He lived nine hundred and five years. In his time "men began to call upon the name of the Lord" (Gen. 4:26), meaning either (1) then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord (marg.) i.e., to distinguish themselves thereby from idolaters; or (2) then men in some public and earnest way began to call upon the Lord, indicating a time of spiritual revival.

Enos married Noam.

 Noam, daughter of Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch and Azura, was born near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Noam married Enos ben Seth Third Patriarch.

Adam The First Patriarch , son of Yahweh was created 4000 BC in the Garden of Eden and died about 3070 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Adam - red, a Babylonian word, the generic name for man, having the same meaning in the Hebrew and the Assyrian languages. It was the name given to the first man, whose creation, fall, and subsequent history and that of his descendants are detailed in the first book of Moses (Gen. 1:27-ch. 5). "God created man  in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

Adam was absolutely the first man whom God created. He was formed out of the dust of the earth (and hence his name), and God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and gave him dominion over all the lower creatures (Gen. 1:26; 2:7). He was placed after his creation in the Garden of Eden, to cultivate it, and to enjoy its fruits under this one prohibition: "Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

The first recorded act of Adam was his giving names to the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, which God brought to him for this end. Thereafter the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and while in an unconscious state took one of his ribs, and closed up his flesh again; and of this rib he made a woman, whom he presented to him when he awoke. Adam received her as his wife, and said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." He called her Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Being induced by the tempter in the form of a serpent to eat the forbidden fruit, Eve persuaded Adam, and he also did eat. Thus man fell, and brought upon himself and his posterity all the sad consequences of his transgression. The narrative of the Fall comprehends in it the great promise of a Deliverer (Gen. 3:15), the "first gospel" message to man. They were expelled from Eden, and at the east of the garden God placed a flame, which turned every way, to prevent access to the tree of life (Gen. 3). How long they were in Paradise is matter of mere conjecture.

Shortly after their expulsion Eve brought forth her first-born, and called him Cain. Although we have the names of only three of Adam's sons, viz., Cain, Abel, and Seth, yet it is obvious that he had several sons and daughters (Gen. 5:4). He died aged 930 years.

Adam and Eve were the progenitors of the whole human race. Evidences of varied kinds are abundant in proving the unity of the human race. The investigations of science, altogether independent of historical evidence, lead to the conclusion that God "hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth" (Acts 17:26. Comp. Rom. 5:12-12; 1 Cor. 15:22-49).

Adam married Eve, The Mother of All Mankind.

Children:

Seth ben Adam, Second Patriarch, born about 3870 BC near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia, died in 2958 B.C.

Azura, born near Havilah,along the border of Babylonia)

Eve The Mother of All Mankind , daughter of Yahweh, was created 4000 BC in the Garden of Eden and died near Havilah, along the border of Babylonia.

Eve - life; living, the name given by Adam to his wife (Gen. 3:20; 4:1). The account of her creation is given in Gen. 2:21, 22. The Creator, by declaring that it was not good for man to be alone, and by creating for him a suitable companion, gave sanction to monogamy. The commentator Matthew Henry says: "This companion was taken from his side to signify that she was to be dear unto him as his own flesh. Not from his head, lest she should rule over him; nor from his feet, lest he should tyrannize over her; but from his side, to denote that species of equality which is to subsist in the marriage state." And again, "That wife that is of God's making by special grace, and of God's bringing by special providence, is likely to prove a helpmeet to her husband." Through the subtle temptation of the serpent she violated the commandment of God by taking of the forbidden fruit, which she gave also unto her husband (1 Tim. 2:13-15; 2 Cor. 11:3). When she gave birth to her first son, she said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord" (R.V., "I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord," Gen. 4:1). Thus she welcomed Cain, as some think, as if he had been the Promised One the "Seed of the woman."