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Scota, Egyptian Queen Of The Scots by Ralph Ellis
  

Scota, Egyptian Queen Of The Scots

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Ancient texts from both Ireland and Scotland say that Queen Scota and King Gaythelos were exiled from Egypt and eventually settled in Ireland and Scotland, and it is from their titles that the Scottish and Gaelic people are named. With similar artefacts and architecture being found all along the route of their exile, it is possible that these ancient texts relate history rather than mythology.

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Scota, Egyptian Queen Of The Scots by Ralph Ellis

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.

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Publication date

1st September 2006

Author

Ralph Ellis

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Edfu Books

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9780953191338

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