Eochaid mac Áeda Find

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Depiction of Eochaid in stone.

Eochaid mac Áeda Find is a spurious[citation needed] King of Dál Riata found in some rare High Medieval king-lists and in older history books.

Supposedly a son of Áed Find (died 778) and successor to Áed's brother Fergus mac Echdach, Eochaid is now thought to represent a misplacing of the reign of Eochaid mac Echdach. The reigns of Selbach mac Ferchair, Dúngal mac Selbaig and, perhaps, Alpín mac Echdach, are similarly misplaced in the sources which contain this Eochaid.


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  • Broun, Dauvit, "Pictish Kings 761–839: Integration with Dál Riata or Separate Development" in Sally M. Foster (ed.), The St Andrews Sarcophagus: A Pictish masterpiece and its international connections. Four Courts, Dublin, 1998. ISBN 1-85182-414-6