GALLAMH (or MILESIUS) who when a youth visited Scythia and was well receiv ed by King Riffleoir who gave him his daughter in marriage and appointed h im general of his forces. He defeated the King's enemies and gained much f ame and the love of the King's subjects. Learning of the King's jealousy a nd of his intention to dispatch him out of the way, Milesius slew him a nd retired into Egypt with a fleet of sixty sail. Pharoah Nectonibus, th en King of Egypt, made him general of his forces against the King of Ethio pia who was then invading his country. Milesius was victorious and found f avor with Pharoah who gave him, being then a widower, his daughter, the Pr incess Scota, in marriage. During eight years' sojourn in Egypt he was in structed in several trades, arts, and sciences in order to teach them to t he rest of his people on his return to Spain where he was received with gr eat joy. In 54 battles he destroyed and totally exterminated the foreign i nvaders and rebellious natives. In his reign a great famine occurred in Sp ain of 26 years' continuance, and, believing it a punishment for neg lecting to seek out the country destined for his people, he sent his unc le Ithe to that part of the island (Ireland) now called Munster. Ithe's fo rces were routed and he was killed at Magh Ithe, "the plains of Ithe", whe nce his son brought his mangled body back into Spain and exposed it to pub lic view to incite the people to avenge his murder. Milesius died soon aft er, but his eight sons sailed to Ireland where they routed and slew the th ree kings and destroyed their army. Heber and Heremon, two of his sons, di vided the kingdoms and became the first of 183 sole monarchs of the Gaeli c, Milesian and Scottish race that ruled and governed Ireland successive ly over 2,000 years, from A.M. 3500 to the time of their submission to Ki ng Henry II of England. This invasion of Ireland by the forces of Milesi us took place the next year after Solomon began the foundation of the Tem ple of Jerusalem. As Pharoah gave his daughter in marriage to Solom on (I Kings iii, 1), and Milesius was contemporary with Solomon, we may in fer that it was the same Pharoah who gave his daughter, Princess Scot a, in marriage to Milesius.
Father: Bille mac Briggan
Marriage 1 *Scota of Egypt