Scota 1

Nom de naissance Scota
Identifiant Gramps I3699
Genre féminin
Âge au décès inconnu


Scota, in Irish mythology, Scottish mythology, and pseudohistory, is the name given to two different mythological daughters of two different Egyptian Pharaohs to whom the Gaels traced their ancestry, allegedly explaining the name Scoti, applied by the Romans to Irish raiders, and later to the Irish invaders of Argyll and Caledonia which became known as Scotland.

The Scota who was allegedly the wife of Mil is named as the daughter to a pharaoh named 'Nectanebus' (a name which might be meant to identify either Nectanebo I or Nectanebo II), and in this myth it was the sons of Mil and Scota that settled in Ireland.

Goídel (or his son Sru) was expelled from Egypt shortly after the Exodus of the Israelites by a pharaoh whom 17th century Irish chronicler Geoffrey Keating names Intuir. After much travelling his descendants settled in Hispania (or Iberia - modern Spain and Portugal), where Míl Espáine was born, and it was the sons of Míl, Eber Finn and Eremon, who established the Gaelic presence in Ireland.

South of Tralee town, in Ireland, in a valley is an area known as Glenn Scoithin, "Vale of the little flower", more normally known as Foley's Glen, reputedly the grave of Scota

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Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E4738]   Egypte    
Décès [E4739]   Irlande    


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Nectanebo Ier [I3700]
Mère Ptolmaïs [I3702]


Famille de Míl Espáine et Scota [F1787]

Mariés Mari Míl Espáine [I3698] ( * + ... )
Nom Naissance Décès
Eber Finn [I3697]

Références des sources

  1. Wikipedia [S0052]