Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots

Scota, Egyptian Queen of the Scots : An Analysis of Scotichronicon, the Chronicle of the Scots

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New revised and expanded 2015 edition. *** Scotland and Ireland were first settled by Egyptians *** The legends of Ireland and Scotland tell a fantastic tale of an Egyptian queen and her Greek husband, who were exiled from Egypt at some point during the second millennium BC. Chased from their homelands, they took to the sea and settled in Spain and then Ireland. It is said that it was from this Queen Scota and King Gaythelos that the modern titles for the Scottish and Gaelic people were derived. All of these early Celtic myths were finally set down in a fourteenth-century book called Scotichronicon, the title page of which appears on the cover of this book. But what are we to make of this ancient story - is it based more upon fact or fiction? Historians have, as one might expect, taken the story to be complete fiction. But there are many elements to this hoary old tale that demonstrate that the authors of Scotichronicon knew a great deal about the ancient history and language of Egypt. Ralph Ellis has taken a lateral look at this mythology, and found many links and associations that lead to one inescapable conclusion - that the extraordinary tale of Queen Scota and King Gaythelos is probably true. Sequel to: 'Solomon, Pharaoh of Egypt' v 6.0show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 15.49mm | 489.88g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508499829
  • 9781508499824
  • 603,218