Phoeniusa Farsaidh, King of Scythia (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

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Phoeniusa Farsaidh, {Mythological}

Also Known As: "Fenius Farsa", "Fenius the Antiquary", "King of Greater Scythia", "Phoeniusa Farsaidh / King Fenius the Antiquary [Feaniosa Fearsuidhe] of Scythia"
Birthdate: (733)
Birthplace: Scythia, Ancient Eurasia
Death: -1800 (733)
Scythia, Ancient Eurasia
Immediate Family:

Son of Bathath Farssaidh, king of Scythia and Feninsa Farsa
Father of Niul Nemnach, King of Scythia (Lebor Gabála Érenn)
Brother of Esru

Occupation: King of Scythia (ca1800bc); studied at Tower of Babel, "inventor of letters"
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Phoeniusa Farsaidh, King of Scythia (Lebor Gabála Érenn)

Some sources call him a son of Eogani

His father, Baath of Phoenix (Bath) ben Magog of Scythia first to style the name Feinius Farsaidh.

He sent out men to learn languages of the world. Had schools to teach the people some of the new languages. Descendants were called Phoenicians. Scythia ~ area north of the Black Sea between the Carpathian Mts. & the Don River, in what is now Moldova, the Ukraine & east Russia.

Source: 'History of Ireland,' by Gaelic Scholar Seatrun Ceitinn, D.D. sometime prior to 1640 A.D.

According to Keating, Feinius Farsaidh, the grandson of Magog, and his second cousin Gaedeal (grandson of Gomer) went to the plain of Shinar to study languages because they were interested in the variety of languages that existed after the dispersion from the Tower of Babel. They were especially interested in Hebrew and they learned it from Eber, the great-grandson of Shem. This might explain the apparent existence of Hebraisms in the Irish language, for example Heber, the brother of Heremon, might be named after the Semitic Eber. Also we find Heber Scott and Heber Glunfionn among the descendants of Feinius.

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Phoeniusa Farsaidh, King of Scythia (Lebor Gabála Érenn)'s Timeline

Scythia, Ancient Eurasia
Age 131
Age 732
Scythia, Ancient Eurasia