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Prince of Scythia Lamhfionn "Bloodhand" MacFetheoir (Glunfionn), {Mythological}

Also Known As: "Lamhfionn", "Lamhfinn", "Lamh Finn", "Laimhfhionn", "Lamfhind", "Lamnfionn", "Laimhfhion", "Lamm Finn", "Bloodhand"
Birthplace: Scythia,Ukraine
Death: Gothia (Getulia, later known as Lybia)
Immediate Family:

Son of Agnon (Lebor Gabála Érenn)
Father of Heber Glunfionn (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

Occupation: told by fortuneteller to head for Europe's westernmost island; aka Lamfhind (Lanfhion Laimfinn)
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About Lamhfionn (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

One of the Chief Commanders in the move from Crete to Gothland.


Father: Agnon

Misc. Notes

Lamhfionn and his fleet remained at sea for some time, after his father's death, resting and refreshing themselves upon such islands as they met with. It was then the Cachear, their magician or Druid, foretold that there would be no end of their peregrinations and travel until they should arrive at the Western Isand of Europe, now called Ireland, which was the place destined for their future and lasting abode and settlement; and that not they but their posterity after three hundred years should arrive there. After many traverses of fortune at sea, this little fleet with their leader arrived at last and landed at Gothia or Geulia—more recently called Lybia, where Carthage was afterwards built; and, soon after, Lamhfionn died there.

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 Lamhfionn mac Agnon

birth 1 .

in Scythia.

† death 1 .

in Gothia.

event 1 .

·remained with his followers at sea for some time following his father's death, resting and refreshing themselves upon such islands as they met with, and in fact their druid foretold that their descendats would wander until such time as they came to rest in Ireland,

event 1 .

·landed at last at Gothia- more recently called Lydia, where Carthage (?!) was afterwards built.

_______________________________________________________ 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.

Lamhfionn remained at sea for some time after his father’s death. Stopping from time to time, at such islands as they came to, where they rested and refreshed themselves. One of the islands on which they landed was the country of the Amazons[32].

During this time Cachear, their magician/Druid, foretold that they would wander until they arrived at the Western Island of Europe (Ireland). This western island was destined for their future and lasting home. However, it was not their destiny, but their posterity after a period of three hundred (300) years. Lamhfionn ’s fleet landed at Gothia (Lybia), where Carthage was later built.

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Lamhfionn (Lebor Gabála Érenn)'s Timeline

Age 234
Gothia (Getulia, later known as Lybia)
Age 1
Gothia (Getulia, later known as Lybia)