Adamair

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Adamair (Adammair, Adhamair, Amadir), son of Fer Corb, was, according to medieval Irish legends and historical traditions, a High King of Ireland. He came from Munster, killed the previous incumbent, Ailill Caisfhiaclach, and reigned for five years, until he was killed by Eochaid Ailtleathan. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of Ptolemy V Epiphanes in Egypt (204–181 BC).[1] The chronology of the Annals of the Four Masters dates his reign to 418–414 BC,[2] the chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn to 290–285 BC.[3] He was the husband of the presumed goddess Flidais of the Tuatha Dé Danann.[4]

Preceded by
Ailill Caisfhiaclach
High King of Ireland
LGE 3rd/2nd century BC
FFE 290–285 BC
AFM 418–414 BC
Succeeded by
Eochaid Ailtleathan

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 283
  2. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4782-4787
  3. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.30
  4. ^ Whitley Stokes (ed. & trans.), "Cóir Anmann", Irische Texte series 3 vol. 2, 1897, p. 295