||Glenn Kimball is an author, educator and lecturer. He has successfully completed all course work for a Ph.D. in Communications. He was the former president of International Exchange School and has taught at Southern Illinois University. He has been collecting ancient texts since the age of fifteen and is famous for being able to integrate very diverse texts into a contiguous story line. Due to the censorship of time and doubt, most of the documents and oral stories chronicling the early life of Jesus were destroyed, lost, or forgotten. After 25 years of research, during which Kimball visited museums, Indian tribes, medicine men, and universities, he assembled some of the missing links and unsolved mysteries of Christianity.
Scota: Namesake of Scotland - Continued
by Glenn Kimball
The Scots Gael
There are many motives put forward by different historians for the migration of Prince Gaythelos, Princess Scota and their people from the land of Egypt. We will allow the readers to choose their own preferences as we present the differing records later, however migration was in the air again as this now sizeable tribe set sail for a new homeland. This time their destiny would lead them to the Iberian Peninsula - the area of Spain and Portugal today - where they were to settle and call home for the next 19 generations. Interestingly it is said that the root (etymon) of Portugal comes from Port Of Gael!
It was here that Heber Scot would reign as Prince over his warrior tribe of Scots Gaels - and warriors they had to stay to survive, as they were surrounded by hostile nations and tribes all hungry for more and more land.
The Scots Gaels proved they were a formidable fighting machine. It was this trait and tenacity that saved them from being consumed in the next 19 generations in Iberia. Thus they survived as an independent tribe and called themselves "Scots Gaels".
After many centuries in Spain and Portugal a Bard of the Scots prophesied another migration of the people to a Western Isle guarded by a great ocean. Stirred by the Bard's vision and the need to find safer shores, another relocation was set in motion, it had become a constant battle for survival as mightier tribes came to contest for the best parts of the land of Iberia.
Around 600 BC warriors were sent by ship to look for this Western Isle and after weeks of searching through stormy and dangerous seas the Scots expeditionary party found an "Island" West of the British Isles. They navigated the length and breadth of the Island and ventured up the rivers and finding little opposition, this they duly reported on their return to Port of Gael in Iberia.
During this period the Scots Gael's "Royal Prince" was Mycelius or Mile, and upon hearing the reports he sent some of his sons to conquer the island for the Scots. How long it took we cannot be sure, but Irish folklore and legend has much to say about the conquest of "The Gods" by "The Mortals". It seems the Irish saw these invading Scots as "lesser" and "mortal" due to their "barbarian" tendencies.
There are records of many battles but eventually the prophecy came to pass and the Scots Gaels became rulers of a new "Island Home" that they would call Erin or Ireland. The Romans would call it "Scota" (Scotland) because the "Scotti" ruled as High Kings over the local tribe of Tuatha De Danaan Celts (Irish).
The Scots In Ireland 600 BC to 500 AD
The Scots Gaels were to stay in their new Homeland of Ireland as Overlords and High Kings ruling over the subdued Celts (Tuatha De Danaan) for over 900 years. Once more in this new land significant events would occur that would influence the role and the blood of the Scots nation. Around 600 BC the first High King of Ireland was the Scots Prince Eochaidh The Heremon (Heremon means High King). It was his eventual marriage to the Jewish Princess Tamar Tea Tephi that would heal the breach between two ancient Royal Dynasties, bringing together the blood that was to flow in later British Royals. (Tea Tephi was the illustrious ancestor of Jesus himself) It was also their marriage and reign that began the ancient Tara Dynasty Of Gaelic (Scots) Royalty that would sit on the Stone of Destiny (Lia Fail) ruling over all Ireland.
The Stone of Destiny
With the blood of Jew and Scot mixed in this Royal couple the Lion Rampant took on its full meaning (although modern historians believe that the Lion Rampant dates back to William the Lion. The Lion Rampant was the Royal Standard for both Royal Dynasties. About 900 years later this same Scots Dynasty and their Scots Gael people readied themselves for another migration (shows why you find Scots in every part of the earth today - that same desire for migration seems to have been helped along by the marauding Vikings as they started to penetrate deeper and deeper into the Irish Mainland).
Dalriata To Dalriada
From Ulster (Dalriata) the Scots began to colonize the West Coast of North Britain which they called Dalriada (the valley or plain of Red Hair). The Scots found this a safer shore as the local Celts (Romans called them Picts or Caledonians) were friendly towards the Scots. This was due to the fact that many hundreds of years before these same Celts, who had arrived from Europe in their ships, had wanted to settle in Ireland but the Scots of Ireland would not allow them in. The Scots advised them to settle in the Northern parts of the British Mainland. These Celts (or Picts) had another problem. They had not brought any women folk with them; so the cunning Scots suggested they would supply them with wives on condition that they trace their Royal Dynasty through the female line; this the Celts agreed to. They sailed to the North of Britain with their Scots wives where they settled and multiplied, becoming masters of the major area of North Britain. So it was to the friendly shores of the north of Britain that the Scots from Ireland emigrated.
Stone Of Destiny Leaves Ireland
It was in 506 AD that Fergus The Great, King of Scots raised his Lion Rampant standard on the shores of his new land and to seal it as the New Scota he brought over the famous crowning stone of the Scots Gaels - Lia Fail (the Stone of Destiny). Nearly 300 years later the Scots Gaels of Dalriada and the Picts or Caledonians of Albany united to form the Kingdom of Scots, their common land Scota or Scotland. The Scots Gaels had reached their destiny. This was to be the land where they would put down their roots and defend with all their might. Many times their sovereignty and independence would be tested by Viking and English but again and again the Scots would fight for survival as a nation and kingdom.
Home At Last
The Scots and their forefathers traveled from the Middle East through Scythia, Greece, Crete, Egypt, Spain, Ireland and finally settled down in the North of Britain, which they called Scotland or Alba. Joseph of Arimathea was referred to as the “Merchant of Alban” from the “Apocryphal Acts of Thomas” ancientmanuscripts.com.
It was from this homeland of Scotland that millions of Scots would leave for foreign lands either individually or with families throughout the years, but not again as an entire nation - the Scots had a "home" at last.
The Royal Family’s Genealogy
It is common knowledge that the HEIR to the British throne, Prince Charles, and his late wife Princess Diana, have one common ancestor (not an English King as the Tudor line died out with Elizabeth I of England) but in fact a Scots King who united the Island into Great Britain. We all know he was JAMES VI of Scotland later crowned JAMES I of Great Britain. (It was through his daughter Elizabeth Stewart that our present Royalty has its blood line). It is only through the line of Scots Kings that we can trace the thread of history into the ancient past and pierce through the mists of time to reveal who is who.
Egyptian tycoon Mohamed al Fayed, owner of Harrods and father to Dodi, Princess Diana’s companion in their fatal 1997 car crash, has listed his ten favorite books on the Manchester Guardian’s website. One of them is “The Scotichronicon: A History Book for Scots,” described simply as “Scotland’s debt to Egypt revealed at last.”
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