Ér, Orba, Ferón and Fergna

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Ér, Orba, Ferón and Fergna, sons of Éber Finn, were, according to medieval Irish legends and historical traditions, joint High Kings of Ireland for half a year after they killed their cousins Luigne and Laigne, sons of Érimón, in the Battle of Árd Ladrann. They were soon killed by Érimón's son Íriel Fáid in the Battle of Cul Martha in revenge for his brothers.[1] Geoffrey Keating dates their reign to 1269 BC,[2] the Annals of the Four Masters to 1681 BC.[3]

The name Ferón means "blacksmith" or "metal worker".[citation needed]

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, pp. 189, 429
  2. ^ D. Comyn & P. S. Dinneen (ed .& trans.), The History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating, Irish Texts Society, 1902-1914, Book 1 Chapter 25
  3. ^ John O'Donovan (ed. & trans.), Annala Rioghachta Éireann: Annals of the kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, Dublin, 1848-1851, Vol. 1 p. 35
Royal titles
Preceded by
Muimne, Luigne and Laigne
High Kings of Ireland
FFE 1269 BC
AFM 1681 BC
Succeeded by
Íriel Fáid