About Brath, King of Gothia
Listed as an Ancient Irish King by a merged profile, but he is not in the list of High Kings of Ireland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_High_Kings_of_Ireland). -SPF -------------------- Brath King of Galicia
Birth: Macotic Marshes on the Black Sea, Gothia
Death: Galicia, Spain
Father: Deag of Scythia
Brath was born in Gothia. Remembering the Druid's prediction, and his people having considerably multiplied during their abode in Geulia, he departed thence with a numerous fleet to seek out the country destined for their final settlement, by the prophecy of Cachear, the Druid above mentioned; and, after some time, he landed upon the coast of Spain, and by strong hand settled himself and his coloy in Galicia, in the north of that country.
Part II of Irish Pedigrees, or The origin and stem of the Irish nation, by John O'Hart, published 1892, pages 44-55
Events in the life of Bráth mac Deátha
event 1 , 2 .
·led his kinsmen, remembering the druids prediction about his people finding Ireland, out of the Macotic Marshes on the Black Sea through the Mediterranean Sea to the coast of Spain
birth 1 , 2 .
in the Macotic Marshes on the Black Sea, Gothia.
in Galicia, Spain.
-------------------- Sailed from Gothland & landed in Spain & found many battles with the natives, the posterity of Tubal, who was the son of Japhet. -------------------- Gaetuli was the Romanised name of an ancient Berber tribe inhabiting Getulia, covering the desert region south of the Atlas Mountains, bordering the Sahara. Other sources place Getulia in pre-Roman times along the Mediterranean coasts of what is now Algeria and Tunisia, and north of the Atlas. The Zenatas are considered Gaetules.
Getulia was the name given to an ancient district in North Africa, which in the usage of Roman writers comprised the nomadic tribes of the southern slopes of Mount Aures and the Atlas, as far as the Atlantic, and the oases in the northern part of the Sahara. They were noted for the rearing of horses, and according to Strabo had 100,000 foals in a single year. They were clad in skins, lived on meat and milk, and the only manufacture connected with their name is that of the purple dye that became famous from the time of Augustus, and was made from the purple shellfish Murex brandaris found on the coast, apparently both in the Syrtes and on the Atlantic.