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In Irish mythology Milesians or Sons of Mil Espaine (see Milesius) is the name by which the sons and descendants of Mil Espaine were called.
On their way they met the goddesses Eriu, Banba and Fotla[?], promising them that the land would be named after the one whose advise could help the invaders in their conquest of the country.
Eremon[?], a son of Mil Espaine, received the rule of the northern half of Ireland, and Eber Finn[?], one of the chiefs of the Milesians, was granted the rule of the southern half.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mi/Milesians.html   (220 words)

 Ireland Newsletter July 2006 - The Milesians
The Irish Department of Education is opposed to the idea and has thus far successfully managed to block such publication of exam results.
The descendants of the Milesians include 'Niall of the Nine Hostages' (from whom all O'Neills are descended), Conn of the Hundred Battles, and Ugani Mor.
It is based on this pedigree that the Milesians are regarded as the true fathers of the Irish people.
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 The History of 8 Families
The Irish born rulers of Ireland lasted only 158 years from 1014 until 1172, when Henry II of England was made ruler of Ireland by Pope Adrian IV who was the son of an English priest.
The Irish with their strong familial loyalties and ancient Gaelic tribal tradition, were accustomed to appealing to a chieftain to defend their rights.
While this writing is not meant to be an Irish "Keen" none the less, as the coffin ships made their slow voyage across the Atlantic it was said by men who had experienced both that the coffin ships transcended in horror the middle passage of the slave trade.
mctiernan.com   (9746 words)

 Ireland's History - Early Irish Tribes, Septs and Clans
King Milesius' sons, Eremon and Eber, are said to have come from either Spain or France to the island of Ireland, and were ancestors of the Gaels.
To the non-Roman Celtic world of Scots and Irish and the many tribes of Belgic England and Wales they were known as "Cruithni" and for many centuries they represented the unbridled fury of a people who refused to be brought under the yoke of Rome or any foreign invader.
Ballymachugh is one of the three parishes of the diocese situated in County Cavan.
www.rootsweb.com /~irlkik/ihm/ireclans.htm   (3194 words)

  Keith Hunt - Ancient Ireland #1 - Page One
Irish annalists often have been laughed at because they picture these migrants sailing from the Black Sea to the North Sea through what is now European Russia.
THE COMING OF THE MILESIANS The ancient royal houses of Ireland and Scotland, and later of England, are derived from the Milesian Royal House that conquered Ireland in 1016.
The most famous ancestor of the milesians was Eibher Scot -- Eber of Scotia, of Scythia - identifying the Milesians as sons of Eber, or Hebrews.
www.keithhunt.com /Irish1.html   (2497 words)

 A History of the Irish Language
Irish and her sister languages, Welsh and Breton, are among the oldest living languages in Europe.
Irish scribes would sometimes 'gloss' or annotate in the margins of their manuscripts, and it is from these glosses that much of our knowledge of 'Old Irish' has come.
Irish developed from one of the Celtic dialects brought to bronze age Ireland and Britain by the iron age Celts, who inhabited Central Europe some three thousand years ago.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/culture/talk/irishguide/histir.shtm   (765 words)

 The Coming of the Milesians
The Milesians landed first at Kerry and proceeded to Tara where they met the Kings of the Tuatha Dé Danaan who claimed control of Ireland at the time.
They objected to the arrival of the Milesians, so Amergin agreed that he and his companions would leave the island and land again, having withdrawn in their vessels beyond the magical "ninth wave" off the coastline.
Peace fell upon the land then, and the happiness of the Milesians was only broken when, after a year, Eber's wife discovered that she must be possessed of the three most pleasant hills in Éirinn, or else she could not remain another night on the Island.
www.mc.taramagic.com /milesian.html   (861 words)

 AllAboutIrish - The Song of Amergin
It seems that even in these very ancient times the Irish island was the recipient of a series of invasions, each of which left a mark on the island.
The Milesians came to Ireland from Spain, about 1530 B.C.E. and displaced the Tuatha de Danaan who had control of the island at the time of their arrival.
The Milesians landed first at Kerry and proceeded to Tara where they met the Kings of the Tuatha de Danaan who claimed control of Ireland at the time.
www.allaboutirish.com /library/tales/amergin.shtm   (455 words)

 Believe If You Can
Gaedhael was the progenitor of the group of Celts who became the Irish.
The Milesians circled the island three times to break the spell, and when they landed they met the three queens of the Tuatha Dé Danaan — Banba, Fodhla and Éire.
Each of them asked the Milesians to name the country after her, if they were victorious in the coming battle.
www.atlanticbridge.net /publishing/believeexcerpt.htm   (562 words)

 Áine Minogue - Harps
We are told that the Irish had two types of harps, one small and sweet and one large and bold in tone, used at public gatherings.
In an ancient poem, probably 6th century, descriptive of the famous Teach Mid Chuarta, or Hall of Tara, a third place is assigned for the cruitire or harpers among the occupants of the various seats in the Hall.
To tell the history of the Irish harp is to tell the history of its people.
minogue.com /harps   (273 words)

 Irish Historical Mysteries: The Milesians
The outlines at least of the traditional stories concerning the Milesian and other ancient invaders of Ireland are well known to most of us.
The definitive edition of the Lebor Gabála was edited by R A S MacAlister for the Irish Text Society, and published in five parts between 1938 and 1956.
Even today, we can find stories concerning the Milesians repeated uncritically as fact, for example, in the various surname or 'clan' histories which are sold in heraldic shops and elsewhere.
homepage.eircom.net /~seanjmurphy/irhismys/milesians.htm   (1114 words)

 Royalty.nu - The Royal History of Ireland - Irish Royalty
During their reign Ireland was invaded by the Milesians, led by the wife and sons of King Milesius of Spain.
In 1689 the deposed English king James II, who was Catholic, enlisted Irish support for his attempt to regain his throne, but he was defeated at the battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
The "Prophecy of Berchan" is a medieval verse history of the kings of Ireland and Scotland between the ninth and 11th centuries.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Ireland/index.html   (2515 words)

 A (much) smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland - Chapter V - Paganism (part A)
In Irish literature, both lay and ecclesiastical, we sometimes find vague references to the pagan gods, without any hint as to their identity or functions.
Another Milesian chief, son of Milesius, was drowned in the magic storm raised by the spells of the Dedannans when the eight brothers came to invade Ireland.
When the Milesians landed in Ireland, they were encountered by mysterious sights and sounds wherever they went, through the subtle spells of the Dedannans.
www.alia.ie /tirnanog/sochis/vb.html   (2482 words)

 The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland, by T. W. Rolleston, et al
But the Irish folk have heard the sound of the wind in the tree-tops and marked its cold swiftness over the moor, and watched with fear or love the mists of ocean and the bewilderment of the storm-driven snow and the sweet falling of the dew.
Her hands were white as the snow of a single night, and her eyes as blue as the dark hyacinth, and her lips red as the berries of the rowan-tree, and her body as white as the foam of the sea-waves.
The Irish poets sent this lyric impulse into Iceland, Wales, and Scotland, and from Scotland into England; and the rise of English vernacular poetry instead of Latin in the seventh and eighth centuries is due to the impulse given by the Irish monasteries at Whitby and elsewhere in Northumbria.
bulfinch.englishatheist.org /irish/finn.html   (18776 words)

 Milesians (Irish) at AllExperts
In Irish mythology the Milesians or Sons of Míl Espáine were the final inhabitants of Ireland, representing the Goidelic Celts.
On their way they met the goddesses Ériu, Banba and Fodla, promising them that the land would be named after the one whose advice helped the invaders in their conquest of the country.
O'Rahilly the descent of the kings of Ireland from the sons of Míl is a fiction intended to provide legitimacy for the Goidels, who invaded Ireland in the 1st or 2nd century BC, giving them the same ancient origin as the indigenous peoples they dominated.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/mi/milesians_(irish).htm   (947 words)

 Welcome to Cork Kerry-Cork Kerry, the counties of the spectacular Southwest of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Firbolgs warned the ‘’Milesians’’ of the ruling Tuatha de Danaans who had their capital at Tara — the Tuatha de Danaans were defeated by this strong alliance and are absorbed into the Irish character and mysteriously disappear from Irish history according to the Four Masters.
‘’Milesians’’ is the name by which the ancient Irish are generally distinguished from those of later periods.
In the native Irish the Milesians are called Clana Miledh or the posterity of Milesius, the Hero.
www.corkkerry.ie /content.asp?id=447   (250 words)

 RealMagick Article: The Twilight of the Celtic Gods by John Patrick Parle
Amergin agreed to be fair and honorable, and concurred with a plan where the Milesians would embark on their ships once again and go a distance of nine waves from the shore.
The Milesians landed and defeated the gods in two battles, the last in an area south of the present Tralee.
The Milesian Celts, though now governors of Ireland, came to believe that the assistance of the gods and goddesses was necessary for living on the Isle.
realmagick.com /articles/30/2130.html   (2887 words)

 Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race: Chapter IV: The Early Milesian Kings
An Irish brooch was a large circular wheel of gold or bronze, crossed by a long pin, and the great circular rampart surrounding a Celtic fortress might well be imaginatively likened to the brooch of a giantess guarding her cloak, or territory.
It must be said, however, that in the Irish myths in general this, as we may call it, "fairy" view of morality is the one generally prevalent both among Danaans and mortals - both alike strike one as morally irresponsible.
From this Etain ultimately sprang the great king Conary Mor, who shines in Irish legend as the supreme type of royal splendour, power, and beneficence, and whose overthrow and death were compassed by the Danaans in vengeance for the devastation of their sacred dwellings by Eochy.
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/celt/mlcr/mlcr04.htm   (8150 words)

 RealMagick Article: Irish Myth Cycles by Lady Phoxxe
The Irish invasion myth cycles have five components and involve a several invader races of faery-like folks and deities who conquered the land.
The Nemed's greatest contribution to Irish paganism was belief in the Morrigu, a fierce triple goddess which consisted only of crone aspects.
The last of the invaders were the Milesians, a cousin of the Celts.
realmagick.com /articles/58/58.html   (1213 words)

 Book of Invasions
They were supplanted by the Milesians, the last group of invaders, who became the ancestors of the modern Irish people.
The Milesians were more precisely the sons of Míl Espáine (Miled).
The true Gaels or Goidels or Irish were the last invaders, known as the Féni, and are equated with the legendary Milesians in the Lebor Gabala (Book of Invasions).
www.timelessmyths.com /celtic/invasions.html   (6604 words)

 Ireland's OWN Myths & Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The earliest Irish legends deal with the country's ancient gods: the Tuatha Dé Danaan (the People of the Goddess Danu), a race of diving beings.
From Falias came the Lia Fáil, the coronation stone of the high kings at Tara; from Murias came Dagda's cauldron (which never ran short of food); from Finias and Gorias came Lugh's magical sword and spear.
The Milesians were the ancestors of the Gaels, a genuine Celtic people.
irelandsown.net /mythologicalcycle.html   (283 words)

 The Sacred Fire - Mythological Tribes
The Tuatha Dé Danann were finally defeated by the Milesians, the first human ancestors of the Irish people, led by the Sons of Mil.
The Milesians were the mythical ancestors of the Gaels.
At the time of the coming of the Milesians, or sons of Mil, there were three kings and three queens who reigned in Ireland.
www.sacredfire.net /peoples.html   (681 words)

 WHEN THE IRISH WERE IN ANCIENT EGYPT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Milesian fleet was nearly wrecked in a violent storm.
The Milesians believed the De Dananns were wizards for bringing the storm upon them.
In a climatic battle, the Milesians destroyed the De Danannian army and claimed Ireland.
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 Irish Trivia Page
He was an Irish cleric of the 12th century who accurately predicted the sequence of Popes to the present day.
In Irish legend, she was the daughter of Lir (an early Irish ocean god), she was transformed into a swan by her wicked stepmother and was condemned to wander the lakes and rivers until Christianity came to Ireland.
The Irish Free State 1922, Eire 1937, and The Republic of Ireland 1948.
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 Pagan News - Pagan News & Information
Erin was the ancient Gaelic name of Ireland, given to the land by the Milesians (Irish)Milesians (according to IrelandIrish mythology and folklore) after the goddess Ériu.
Nineteenth century Irish nationalists used Erin as an anglicised Gaelic name for Ireland, as shown in the catchphrase when speaking of Irelands experiences with Britain, "Let Erin Remember".
The modern Irish languageIrish name of the country is Éire; the genitive case is Éireann and the dative is Éirinn.
www.pagannews.com /cgi-bin/gods3.pl?Erin   (174 words)

 Irish Families Web Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Milesian families gives the name as English and settling in Wexford in 1580.
The Milesians were a particular group of celts that settled in Ireland, under King Milesius or Miled.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.
www.irishroots.com /webedition/jan02.htm   (412 words)

 The High Man - the Ancient Irish Orion
In the context of the Irish mythical and archaeological environment, this high hero finds himself in the most eminent area of the entire country.
Back in the Stone Age when Millmount was first erected, significant stars and constellations were setting in the direction of Tara also, namely Sirius, the brightest star in the entire sky, and the great warrior-like constellation Orion.
When Amergin arrived in Ireland with the invading Milesians, he was the first to land on the shores of Inver Colpa, the Boyne Estuary, a short distance downstream from Millmount.
www.mythicalireland.com /highman   (1095 words)

 magoo.com: Pre-Milesian Irish Kings by Hugh McGough
The original tales were thought to have been first written down by St. Finnen, an Irish Abbott of the 6th century who made the acquaintance of one Tuan McCarrell—a hermit and a Sage who wandered the hills, valleys and sea-coasts of Ireland.
The accounts of their doings, although ostensibly depicting the very earliest periods of the Irish history, were composed, for the most part, later than the oldest sagas of the Ulster group.
It was during the reign of Ceathoir that the Milesian forces landed in Ireland."The fleet of the sons of Milidh came to Ireland at the end of 3500, to take it from the Tuatha De Dananns.
www.magoo.com /hugh/pre-milesian.html   (2156 words)

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