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Dálriada

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An ancient Gaelic kingdom in northern Ireland whose people (the Scots) established a colony in SW Scotland from about the late 5th century. By the 9th century Irish Dalriada had declined...

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Dundurn

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Standing at the western end of Strathearn, this Pictish fortification occupies a strategically important crag. It overlooks the main land route from southern Pictland via Strathfillan...

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Fomorians

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The sea‐giants of Gaelic mythology. They are represented as more ancient than the gods (the Tuatha Dé Danann), and as having been ousted by them and destroyed at the battle ...

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geology and landscape

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

The tradition of focusing on implications for the country's people, when considering the evolution of Scottish landscapes, is one rooted close to the emergence of the discipline of geology....

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kingship

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As a construct, a topic extensively treated in a number of Hindu texts, especially in relation to dharma. According to Dharmaśāstra, the king, as the conduit for divine power, should be...

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Lia Fáil

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[Ir., stone of destiny].

Irish name for the ancient coronation stone reputed to sing, or to utter a shriek, when a king willed by destiny sits upon it. Conn Cétchathach [of the...

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