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MACTAVISH

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PICTI NOT ENGLISH OR SKANDA
« on: April 29, 2008, 04:58:20 AM »
HERE IS  THE THINKING RE ORIGIN OF TOMS IN SCOTLAND. THIS IS A COLLECTIVE OPINIONOF THOSE OF THAT NAME AND ARCHIVISTS IN THE BORDER REGION.
ST COLUMBA(521-597) BROUGHT CHRISTIANITY TO THE BRITISH ISLES. HE FOUNDED HIS ABBEY ON IONA AND THEN WENT INTO MAINLAND SCOTLAND TEACHING THE GOSPELS.HE DID THIS IN THE 6TH CENTURY. HE BROUGHT CHRISTIANITY TO THE PICTS. (DO A WICKAPEDIA SEARCH) SO SCOTLAND WAS THE FIRST CHRISTIAN COUNTRY OF THE UK. A LONG TIME BEFORE ENGLAND(ABOUT 400 YEARS)AT THAT TIME IT BECAME NORMAL TO ADOPT/BE GIVEN CHRISTIAN NAMES AND THE MOST POPULAR WERE THE NAMES OF DISCIPLES....IE THOMAS. SO PEOPLE CALLED THOMAS HAD SONS WHO WERE REGARDED AS THOMAS'S SON..........THE REST IS HISTORY.

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Re: PICTI NOT ENGLISH OR SKANDA
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 10:07:03 PM »
Wasn't St. Columba a member or somehow related to Naill of the 9 hostages oir his family/decendants?

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Re: PICTI NOT ENGLISH OR SKANDA
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 10:19:47 PM »
On his father's side he was great-great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages

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Re: PICTI NOT ENGLISH OR SKANDA
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 09:45:32 PM »
On his father's side he[St. Columba] was great-great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages

Did you know it was Niall, or at least some of his crew, who kidnapped a kid named Maewyn Succat from a coastal village, probably in what is now Wales, and took him away to slavery in Ireland? It was that slave who escaped, traveled Europe, became ordained a bishop, returned to his family, and later responded to a vision calling him to return to Ireland and preach the gospel. At that time, he went by the name of Patricius. Nowadays we call him St. Patrick.

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