Heber "the Scot" (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

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Eibhear Scutt, {Mythological}

Also Known As: "High King Heber / Eibher Swt (Heber Scut) / Eimher Scot", "Heber Send", "Heber Scot", "Heber Scutt", "Heber (Eibhear", "Heber) Scutt (Scot", "Scult) Scot", "Eibher Swt"
Birthplace: Egypt
Death: Scythia (slain in battle by Noemus the former king's son)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sruth (Lebor Gabála Érenn)
Father of Boamhain; Oath and Conmael Mac Eibhear Fionn
Brother of Partholanus; Airech Feabhruadh Mac Mil; Aotu and Seara

Occupation: aka Heber Scot (Sat); wrested Scythia from Noemus' father, koning der Scythen
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About Heber "the Scot" (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

Heber Scut King of Scythia

Father: Sruth

Misc. Notes

Heber Scut (scut: Irish, a Scot), after his father's death and a year's stay in Creta, departed thence, leaving some of his people to inhabit the Island, where some of their posterity likely still remain; "because the Island breeds no venemous serpent ever since." He and his people soon after arrived in Scythia; where his cousins, the posterity of Nenuall (eldest son of Fenius Farsa, above mentioned), refusing to allot a place of habitation form him and his colony, they fought many battles wherein Heber (with the assistance of some of the natives who were ill-affected towards their king), being always victor, he at length forced the sovereignty from the other, and settled himself and his colony in Scythia, who continued there for four generations. (Hence the epithet Scut, "a Scot" or "a Scythian," was applied to this Heber, who was accordingly called Heber Scot.) Heber Scot was afterwards slain in battle by Noemus the former king's son.

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 Heber Scott mac Syruth

event 1 .

·fled from Egypt for fear of persecution by the Egyptians with his father, Sru,


in Egypt.

† death 1 .

in Scythia.

·He was slain in battle by Noemus, the former King of Scythia's son.

event 1 .

·remained on Crete for a year following his father's death, then departed, leaving some of his people behind, and where some posterity likely remain "Because the island breeds no venemous serpent ever since"

event 1 .

·returned to Scythia, where his cousins refused to allot him and his people any land, and because of that fought many battles, and being always the victor he at length forced the sovereignty from the other and settled himself and his colony in Scythia, who continued there for four generations

Children: Baouman

_______________________________________________________ A General History Of Ireland: From The Earliest Accounts To The ..., Volume 1 By Sylvester O'Halloran

Curat is Irish for a knight; and the Curaithe na Croabh ruadh, or knights of the Red-branch, were an hereditary order of chivalry, which flourished through all periods of our history. The time which this colony spent in Greece, it is agreed, was just fifty years ; so that according to our mode of calculation Sru died in Crete, A. M. 2071, and his son Heber-Scot sailed for Phœnicia, the feat of his ancestors, A. M. 2096. He was received with great affection by his kindred, and the Psalter Cashill affirms, that he possessed of the supreme command in Phœnicia, but was killed in battle by Naoine, of the posterity of Neanuil, eldest son to Phænius. Boamhain succeeded his father Heber-Scot, A. M. 2106. Great contest arose between him and Naoine. War and peace succeeded each other for a number of years; at length Boamhain fell by the sword, A. 2141. Oghamhain took command of the shattered forces arid shattered fortune of his father, and by courage and perseverance arrived at the same degree of power. He also fell in battle, A. M. 2 176, and so gave way for his son Tait. To him succeeded Aghnoin, A. M. 2211. This prince in battle engaged hand to hand with Riffleoir, of the progeny of Neanuil, and slew him. This so inflamed the followers of his house, that they vowed a total extirpation to the progeny of Niul. Forseeing the impossibility of protecting themselves from the approaching storm, in a solemn council they agree to quit for ever this country of their ancestors, and having armed and fitted up their ships they proceeded to sea, A. 224c, under the command us Aghnoin, and his brother Heber presided as high-priest. Aghnoin had three sons, Ealloid, Laimh-fionn, and Laimh-glas ; and Hebcr had Caicer, and Cing. For a considerable time was this fleet tossed up and down ; sometimes landing on some island, and, after refreshing themselves and resitting their ships, again proceeding to sea. During this period Aghnoin died, A. M. 2242, and was succeeded by his eldest son Lamh-fionn. Some time after they made for the island Carenia, being obliged so to do by a violent storm. Here they reposed themselves for fifteen months, and in this interval died Heber the high-priest, and Lamh-glas one of his nephews; and we are told were buried with great funeral pomp. His son Caicer was appointed to fill his place, and having prepared every necessary for a long voyage, and sacrificed to the gods, particularly to Neptuner Caicer was consulted as to what the fates had decreed with respect to them, and whither they should direct their course? He answered they were to steer to the westward. That the land reserved for their posterity, was the most weflern island in the world; but which neither they nor their issue for some generations were to possess. They, overawed by this prophecy directed their course to a country called in all our ancient MSS. Gaothlaigh Meadhonacha.

Heber Scut , left Creta one year after the death of Sruth . Some of the family remained, and are inhabitants there to this day. There are no venemous serpents on the island of Creta. Heber Scut arrived at the ancestral island of Scythia where they were refused a place to inhabit. They then fought the inhabitants (descendants of Nenuall ) for the sovereignty of the Island. Here Heber fought many battles, always being the victor. He then took the sovereignty from the descendant of Nenuall and settled his colony in Scythia. Heber Scut was able to obtain rule of the colony and remained there for four generations.


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