Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Alpin, King of Kintyre

Male Abt 780 - 834  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Alpin  
    Suffix King of Kintyre 
    Born Abt 780 
    Gender Male 
    History REMARKS:
    Founder of Scotlands Dynasty

    Whether Celtic or Norse in origin, the pagan kings of Scotland were considered to be sacred beings. At his inauguration each king had to go through various religious rituals, as a result of which he and his people felt that the Lucky Spirit of the community entered and dwelt in the king\'s body, hence the belief that the royal families descended from the gods. Since this Lucky Spirit\'s human manifestation could not be allowed to decay, such kings were periodically sacrificed or slain by their rightful successors. Alpin, son of Eochaid IV \'the Poisonous\', king of Dalriada, became king of Kintyre in March 834, only to be killed in battle with the Picts in Galloway in August the same year.  [1
    Died Aug 834 
    Person ID I2508  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 

    Father Eochaidh "The Venomous", King of Scots of Argyll,   b. Est 750,   d. yes 
    Family ID F1617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. Cinaed mac Ailpin (Kenneth I), King of Scots and Picts 844-859,   b. Est 800,   d. 859, Galloway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00022614&tree=LEO.