THE FIRST BLOOD FUED
After the coming of Mili and his army and the settlement of his son Irial Fiad, some 8 or 9 derbfines passed before sea people under SOEGACH AN SIRNA are mentioned.
Sirnas son Ailella Caldra killed the 9th decendant of Irial Faid called Elim Olfineacta, a Gailenga, about 1223 BC starting a Blood Fued between the people in Ireland by the Milisian Decendants known as the
S'Ne Acta, basicaly seed children of the Act or the Snow.
There is no reason given for Ailill's killing of Elim of the Sneacta However there was a great anger over it and the settled snow people revenged the killings as they could for generations.
These sea people apparently part of the Mili tribes living by the use of the sea[fishermen] provided a line of decent to LUGAID M SETNA and his brother OLCAIN M SIRNA who produced the UA IRCHERS, [Oirchers or Archers], called Guirgeas [goirgaus]; the Iar Donn [west chief], Lugaid, his son Enda Dearg and the next entry one DUC FIN,father of Enda Dearg 2 and the grandson again a Lugaid.
Because of the killing by Ailella Caich in 1427 or so the 9th generation of S'neachta m Mili before this would have indicated the decendants of Bile and Breogain had arrived at least 200 or 300 years before the killing in 1427 or about 1400-1500 BC.
However dates vary on all these early invasions as most of them were compiled from prodestant professors at Trinity College trying to establish an episcopal link to the Hebrews and the Flood.
The Irish never expressed much interest in their past, rather favored extolling the exploits of their Heros and Champions like Cuculain, Maeva and Aillill, and their sea going brethern like Moan- Loingseach Labraid- and other decendats of Lir the God of the Sea.
They did keep track of genetic data through their Bards and Lords more out of consern for land holdings and other Ceart[ rights] and obligations of clientship to these lords and chieftains than consern for there long deceased ancestors.
If an ancestor made a mark for himself or was a roydama, his history , expoits and adventures were sung by the Bards at royal feis and later at fireside storys in a clacan of peasant cottages.
A line of decent for Elim Olfineachta from Milisians is also shown throug Heber Finn through Maoil Roiteachtaig[ Reataucte].
At that era vengence killing were required as an honor.
If a person was murdered it was required his kin, particularly his sons , avenge him killing either the perpetrator or his sons.
Hence many young men were slain for a murder commited by perhaps his father or grandfather and this included battle field killings.
If a kin or a child fell by his enemys sword in lawful combat his children and kin were required to avenge this loss against the people and their children who had killed one of their own members.
This practice is common among chimpanzes and orangatangs noting the simlilar DNA between the primate and the human.
Much of a our behavior is animal instint, or as we like to put it, 'gut feeling' or a spirit.
Other records indicate several battles ongoing in the time of Irial Faid m Milisius.
Indeed Milead himself and his brother Eibear of the south did battle with each other in which the one top kingship of the island was established.
Irial Faid fought the Battle of Ard In Maith [Tethba] and the Battle of Earb Ard Cromfe.
He build 7 forts on the island and cleared 12 plains.
He is buried at mag Maude which would be in Meath.
His decendant EitRiail king 20 years, was killed by Con Maoil at the battle of Rairiu ,the Laigen.
The next High king Fullaig was killed by Eiber's children at the battle of Ard Currain by the Con Maoil.
Tigearmas defied the Druids and was poisoned by these Holy pagan Men after holding the kingship for 27 years.
Eocaid m Daire [Ena Bota] killed Con Maoil at the battle of Carman.
He was the king who smelted gold and silver in Ireland and distinguised persons ranked by assiging them colored garments.
The king himself allowed to wear 7 colors as were the Ollams.
Bota died at the Assembly of Mag Slect on Samain night.
He worshiped Crom Cruac ,an idol and 7 lakes erupted during his long reign.
Oilill Sobearce , Smiorguill , died of a fever at Ard Macha.
His decendant, Fiacaid Labruinne ,was king when lake Neagh in Uilster erupted as did Loch Earne.
He fought the battle of Sea and Swamp and died at Slaibe Belgatan killed by Eochu Mumu[ Munster].
His son was Aongus Olmcada who fought a battle against the Fir Builge and the cruithne tuath and was killed at the battle of Carman in Argatros.
His Grandson Roiteactaig m Maon was 22 years king of Ireland and killed by Setna.
He was known as Rotan or Deman and his son was Dian or Donn, king of the Gailen who was killed by Ailill m Slanell.
So there was a constant history of chief and tigerna killings.
Killing betwen various army brigades within the Mili camps.
The history of the Mili army is not peaceful but organized combat among themselves and client allies of previous tuats[tots] such as Danannan or Fir Builg or even of islands north as the Hibrides, or other rulers of provincial tracts.
Olfineacta was of the Gailenga and had sons 2 of whom were Simon Brec and Airt Imlec.
Arts son Bres produced SETNA INNA RAID AND SIMON BREC .
His brother produced MUIREDACH which means Sea inheritance.
Muireadachs son was CONGAL COSRA.
SETNA called Innar Raige , fixes a date of 900 BC.
He was a just ruler and set a wage for his troops who had formerly been volunters and clients.
This was the army of Ireland not his personal guard.
He is associted with Dui Finn as a decendant.
But he was killed by his great uncle SIMON BREC who tied him to 2 horses and tore the chief apart.
Setna left sons Lugaid and Duc Finn who is listed as a product of both peoples the Sea people and the Sneacta.
His father Enda Dearg 2, and Iar Don father of Lugaid.
Lugaid m Iar Donn is also listed as the son of Ecach ua Irchers mic Olcain m Goilgeas mic Sirna m Ailell.
Both of Olcain and the Goilgeis, also caled Gialchad.
With these entrys in the sagas , of early 1200 BC Milisians encounters with Sirna of the Sea, the tales of these people end without connection to the future except though Lugaid Iar Donn who becomes- 4 generations later- LUCAID LAIMDEARGH M ECACH.
Also showing a linage from OLCAIN SIRNA.
Again a union beteen the Sea and the Snow.
SimeonBrec is listed as being a Fir Builg,
and Bres m Airt Imlec his brother both sons of Olfineachta is listed as a Riogaeth of Balar the Fomor.
And so once again the gra [love] triumphs in the land of Fal.
Lue of the red hand arrives carring forth the condition of a blemish of the hand as inicially listed in Maon Labraid Loingseach, father of Roiteartaig decendent of the Dong Finn, a decendant of Sirna.
This Red Hand an upturned right hand palm with all 5 fingers together appears on the O Neill/Donnelly coat of arms as well as several other Ulster septs.
Still in tact indicating that the snow people were primarily in the north.
I have never seen it on a western coat of arms and its meaning obscured although this available from the Chief Herald of Ireland if such can be induced to answer inquirys free of charge.
copyright 22 December 2010
my notes from Gabala and other books