African Roots of Ireland – Oguejiofo Annu

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The Fomorians

There are many oblique references to the presence of Black people in ancient Ireland. Ancient Irish mythology refers to the original inhabitants of the island as being a giant, sea-faring people called the Fomorians (Fomors), which means “dark of the sea”. According to the ancient lore, they were a cushitic people from the African continent. Often depicted as demons, they defeated the first few incoming waves of invaders, but could not defeat the Firbolgs, who settled the land and lived side-by-side with the native Fomors.

Those myths may have a factual historical basis. It is proposed that the Formorians were a real people who were in all likelihood sailors from the African continent.

Two more invasions, the first led by the godly Tuatha de Danaan, and the second by the Celtic Milesians, took control of Ireland, mixing together with the Fomorians until they were no more.

There are credible sources for the African association with Ireland. The most likely of these is that they were Phoenicians and/or Egyptians. The Phoenicians were Canaanites, which came from the line of Ham. Ham is the mythological ancestor of the Black nation.

The Phoenicians were also well-known for their sailing skills, and are said to have traveled to the British Isles, which they called the “Tin Islands”. Perhaps, before Ireland was a Celtic domain, which it wasn’t until a few centuries BCE, the Phoenicians colonized it. It is noteworthy that the name Fomorians sounds a bit like Phoenicians.

There is also a legend that an Egyptian princess, Scota, left Egypt with some followers and journeyed to Ireland. Legend has it that Egyptians left many ancient tin mines all over Britain but especially Ireland which was their major source of the valuable metal.

Another idea is that they were Taureg Berbers. The Berber language is Hamitic, and the Berber people live in an area from which travel to Ireland would be easily accessible. The Berbers perhaps set sail from western Morocco, and settled on Ireland before the Celts, making it their new home.

Moorish Science Temple founder Drew Ali teaches that Ireland was once part of a Moorish empire, and that the Irish are a Moorish people. Perhaps there is a common root between the “moor” sound in Fomor and the word Moor?

Selkies and Half-Breeds

Another Irish legend tells of the Selkies, a sort-of “wereseal” that is a seal during day, but a human by nightfall. Sometimes, in an Irish family of fair-skinned, light-haired people, a child is born with dark hair eyes, and skin, and is called a Selkie.

The concept of the Selkies appears to make subliminal reference to the half-breed children that resulted from the extensive miscegenation that occurred between the Celts and the dark skinned original inhabitants that they had met upon their arrival in Ireland.

Many people of Irish descent have distant and recent African roots, and these features can still be seen in the people and in the culture. There are some Irish people with Afros (just like Andre the Giant a late continental European wrestler with afro-hair). In Southern Ireland, some people, referred to as “Black Irish”, are noted for their strikingly dark features, as opposed to the fair-skinned, light-haired north.

Although many Irish descendants are particularly pale, they do have pronounced Africoid facial features, as well as dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair that is sort-of kinky, especially in moist conditions. A sub race of the Irish called the Bronn are noticeably Mediterranean (read: African) in features especially their hair.

In addition to all of this, Celtic music is distinctly different from the rest of Europe, and easily comparable to African music.

Black, Viking and Irish

Unlike Scotland and England, Ireland was never colonized by the Romans. As a result, Ireland remained relatively isolated.

The Vikings established port cities like Dublin. The Viking texts left stories and descriptions of African soldiers captured in Ireland whom they called blaumen[blue-men].

Most Viking references to ”black” in Norse would have signified having black hair as opposed to skin color but blaumen meant black skinned. Most of these blaumen were captured soliders from Moorish Spain. It was observed that:

“A prominent Viking of the eleventh century was Thorhall, who was aboard the ship that carried the early Vikings to the shores of North America. Thorhall was “the huntsman in summer, and in winter the steward of Eric the Red. He was, it is said, a large man, and strong, black, and like a giant, silent, and foul-mouthed in his speech, and always egged on Eric to the worst; he was a bad Christian.””

“Another Viking, more notable than Thorhall, was Earl Thorfinn, “the most distinguished of all the earls in the Islands.” Thorfinn ruled over nine earldoms in Scotland and Ireland, and died at the age of seventy-five. His widow married the king of Scotland. Thorfinn was described as “one of the largest men in point of stature, and ugly, sharp featured, and somewhat tawny, and the most martial looking man… It has been related that he was the foremost of all his men.””

What about Scotland and Wales?

“Any comprehensive account of the African presence in early Europe should include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Scandinavia. The history and legends of Scotland confirm the existence of “purely Black people.” We see one of them in the person of Kenneth the Niger. During the tenth century Kenneth the Niger ruled over three provinces in the Scottish Highlands.

The historical and literary traditions of Wales reflect similar beliefs. According to Gwyn Jones (perhaps the world’s leading authority on the subject), to the Welsh chroniclers, “The Danes coming in by way of England and the Norwegians by way of Ireland were pretty well all black: Black Gentiles, Black Norsemen, Black Host.””

Ogu Eji Ofo Annu


Ancient And Modern Britons, by David Mac Ritchie
Nature Knows No Color-Line, by J.A. Rogers

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  1. Deep in the Irish psyche is the belief that once there was a golden age, great peace, high culture, real prosperity. In this ancient, vaguely remembered golden age, the kings and the queens, and the aristocracy, ruled very well and for many generations. The Irish would associate this time more with the warm lands to the South of Ireland than with the lands of the European Celts to Ireland’s East.
    There could well be forgotten connections with Africa. A thorough study of African and west-European languages might reveal some pieces of the bigger picture.


    1. Mc Malachy ; This is Fula (fulani, fulfulde)Story, they remember living golden age before being scattered all over Africa!

      1. But probably celts were not one ethicity, like all place peopled by africans they go with many ethnics groups, in latin america in the actual langages spoken by the natives they found traces of bambara, akan, wolof,ibo …

        1. Thanks Sadi,
          I’ve read just a little bit about the Fulani People, and I’ll read more, there could be a forgotten connection or a shared history in ancient times.

  2. Guys

    Try this angle.

    Most of the fairy tales in the west are actually African versions …retold / twisted.

    Even many of the concepts / movie themes.

    let me give u a hint …..e,g. remember that movie about people searcing for an army general’s soul? where were they looking for the soul?

    guess which part of Africa that story comes from?

    1. Jim Muwanga,
      I like what you’re saying.
      A comparison of the fairy tales of the many African nations, with the early fairy tales of european nations, could make a very interesting book, and shed light on African culture in early Europe. Peace and happy Hallowe’en.

  3. Ok first let me start by saying i am a Gaelic reconsructionist meaning I am a polythiest who practices a reconstructed version of the pre-christian religion of my ancestors the Celtic Gaels in a way that is historically accurate and that is grounded in our current modern era. I say that to show I have some qualification to speak on matters involving Celtic myth since I study it quite a bit so that I can practice my faith. Ok now that thats out of the way, I would like to see the sources for this article. Especially the one for the translation of The Fomorians. I have only ever read it to be translated as something like under the sea. Second the story of the Fomorians is taken from the Book of invasions which lists several other races/peoples that were in Ireland before the Fomorians. While I’m on that point, if I recall correctly the story goes that the Fomorians didn’t even show up till after the Tuatha De Danann took control of the island from the Fir Bolg. So even if the Fomorians were indeed African, which I doubt highly, they were by know means the original inhabitants of Ireland if we go by the MYTH that the author of this article treats as historic fact. Also, on a side note the Fomorians were depicted as having only one eye, one leg, and one arm most of the time. Which is a reference to there magical nature of being part of both worlds spiritual and physical. They are often seen as something like the Germanic giants or the Greek Titians primal spirits of nature as opposed to the Tuatha who are the gods of the Gaelic celts. It’s a theme you find in a lot of mythologies cultures. Having said all that the thing about the music confuses me as well as a traditional Celtic fiddler and someone who has studied folk music from around the world at college I don’t hear any huge similarities that you don’t find anywhere else. The whole article sounds like another attempt by the Afrocentric community to try and lay claim to another culture. I find it pitiful. Africa has many unique and beautiful cultures of its own why try and take the Irish culture too? I guess it’s true what they say everyone wants to be Irish.

      1. Ok, what was the point of that link? It contained no citations to scholarly work. It makes a lot of claims but has nothing to back them up with. That was one of my main problems with this article. And what about my post seemed like a joke to you? I can give sources if you would like.

      2. What was the point of that link? It had no citations to scholarly sources which was one of my main issues with this article. With out any proof to back up the claims these articles make they are really only the opinions of the author and shouldn’t be presented af fact.

  4. Meh, no point in arguing with people who won’t back up there claims. Bottom line is it doesn’t really matter. We are all human and we all came from Africa by one way or another when you go back far enough. Skin color really isn’t anything more than an adaptation. I still doubt Ireland was settled directly by Africans. But hell if I wake up tomorrow confronted with hard facts that that is indeed the case it won’t change much. I will still consider myself an Irishman, having been born and raised in Ireland. So what if my ancestors took the island from someone else. Truth is that is pretty much all of Europe’s history. One group invading another over and over again.

  5. First of all I see nothing that can verify the authanticity of the painting so for all I know the could be the creations of someone with an agenda, similar to how Christ is depicted today. Secondly, the article cites Wikipedia as a source which is not a valid source as anyone can edit anything the want. Third, I think people are confused on the whole moorish thing. The moors were first called such in medieval times to discribe the Islamic people that inhabited parts of northern Africa and invaded the Iberian pensula. So I am confused how as to why people are saying they were in Ireland during the iron age and earlier when we know from history and archeology the didnt even show up in Europe until the medieval period. Another interesting fact is that Caesar discribed the celts as being tale and fair skinned. The Greeks name for the celts, Galatians(I think that’s spelled right), basically means milk skinned. Again a reference to there pale skin. From a biological stand point it would make since for the celts of Ireland to have had dark skin. Having pale skin means more sun light can be absorbed and vitamin d can be made. Dark skin shields you from some of the sun and thus the body doesn’t get as much vitamin d from sunlight. Vitamin d is linked among other thing to fertility. So an African population in Ireland would have quite a few problems since Ireland is often very overcast and pretty far north of the equator meaning less direct sunlight. IF an African population did indeed settle in Ireland early in its history, which genetics tell us is not the case, natural selection would trend towards pale skin.

    1. It is not my place to make you accept reality, that is your choice. You came here complaining that the article above had no sources. Well hello? Did you not see the citation for MacRitiche’s book? Go look up that book, it was written by a very accomplished British historian in the 19th century.

      We sent you to other sources and here you are whining about not being satisfied with them. We gave you paintings and pictures that still exist in Churches in England, Ireland and Wales and you are still belly aching. Stephen, you can easily very those paintings on the net. Just Google for them.

      You can easily do a research for the images of various Celtic and Welsh Saints like Deniol, and Columba, and Aidan, and Bridget. Search for their images….LMAO! They were all Black people. They were aboriginal Celts whose ancestors left Africa thousands of years earlier. Right up to the late 18th century, many of the descendants of those Black Irish were still black and brown in complexion.

      For your information, the ancient Greeks called Black people, Moors, or Melaneos. In ancient Greek Moor meant Black. Go to Google Translate and verify this. Get it?

      Have you ever heard about St Benedict the Moor? Have you never heard of Saint Maurice the Egyptian? Those men and millions like them lived in Europe centuries before the Muslim invasion of Spain from Africa. The Muslims were called Moors because at that time Black people in Europe have been described as Moors for 2000 years, and those invaders were Black like the other Moorish Europeans. Have you never heard of Morocco and Mauritania?

      The Greek historian Ephorus of Cyme (c. 405 BCE) reports that the Celts were Blacks or Ethiopians. The first people General Tacitus of Rome wrote about when he fought the Celts in England were called the Silures. They had dark skin and curly hair.

      Your knowledge is the level of a novice. You should humble yourself, learn what you can while you can, before it is too late for you.

      Welcome again to Rasta Livewire…..where we burn out all ignorance!

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      1. MacRitiche also believed that the gypsies were of British origin, which genetics tells us is not so, and he believed that the faeries of Celtic legend were Pygmys. His work is seen as a bit of a joke in most scholarly circles and most of it has been disproven by modern science. As to the pictures you keep harping on, they prove little. I could show you many more depicting columbo and the rest of these saints as white. My point still stands you have yet to show me any valid primary sources that discribe the celts as black. As to the “quote” and I use the term lightly to tacitus I would like to see what translation you pulled that from. Where did you find your information on what the Greeks called black people? Admittedly I only did a quick search but I couldn’t find anything on it. Also it would be helpful to know where you found Ephorus’s discription. There is still the issue of gentics, which you seem unwilling to explain, they tell us the Irish are of Indo-European decent. You can countiue to insult my intelligence and belittle me if you like, all that does is make you look like a raving fool, but if you continue to make wild assertations with out backing them up with legitimate proof I will be forced to continue to argue them.

        1. You need to make an honest effort and find MacRitichie’s book and read it for yourself and judge. He never claimed that Gypsies were from England. Can you cite me the page of his book on which he made such a claim? And while you are at it, can you provide me two names of your so-called scholars and scientists who have discredited MacRitichie? Cite books and articles just like I did for you.

          I cited Tacitus for you, I cited the Greek philosopher Euphorus, even Julius Ceasar. Do you know the Silures of England? Do you know about the Black Romans who administered Roman England?

          There are many other European intellectuals who wrote classical books providing information on the Blacks who used to own Europe, like Gerald Massey, Geoffery Higgins, even Shakespare (have you forgotten about Othello the Moor? Was Othello an Arab Muslim too or a European?)

          You are a novice. When you have done Moor readings then come chat with us.

          @ Rasta Livewire we burn out all ignorance.

          1. I was actually kind of hoping you would bring up the Selures. It brings me to the most damning evidence against you claims, genetics. The Irish and some Scottish and British people (such as those decended from the Selures) have the highest incidences of Haplogroup 1 also know as Rb1. This means they are closest related to the Basque people of the Iberian pensula. Who have lived there since the stone age. Rb1 originates in Asia. Studies showed that men with Gaelic surnames(myself included), showed the highest incidences of Haplogroup 1 (or Rb1) gene. This means that those Irish whose ancestors pre-date English conquest of the island are direct descendants of early stone age settlers who migrated from Spain. So yes Tacitus probably did see them as having darker skin tones similar to what modern day Spanish people look like. Rb1 is also the gene that causes the red hair and freckles the Irish and scots are famous for. And yes MacRitichie did claim the gypsies were of British origin, in fact he wrote about it in his book Ancient and Modern Britions. He was heavily criticized for his views by Walter Evans-Wentz another scholar T. Rice Holmes criticized MacRichies works as well. He is seen as a bit of a quack by modern scholars.

          2. You know nothing about the Silures. No scientist ever did any genetic analysis of Silures so quit with the desperation. No one ever claimed that Silures had the Y-DNA Haplogroup R1B. And for your information, you are descents of germanic tribes who invaded the British Islands after the fall of Rome. Silures were the dark skinned and curly haired aborigines of Britain before and during the time of the Romans.

            That said, I will also use this opportunity to enlighten you a bit on Y haplogroup R1B.

            African-American men have a noticeable percentage of Haplogroup R1B. many of them are descendants of millions of Moors exiled from Europe to America.

            The highest percentage of haplogroup R1b was found in black Africa, the tribe of Ouldeme, from Cameroon. Awesome rate of 95.5%. The subclade is R-V88.

            Also, the R1b haplogroup is found in some black African tribes at high frequency. This is the case of the Hausa tribe of Sudan. The tribe reached 40.6% in a study of 32 samples, according to American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

            In addition to the tribe Hausa, R1b haplogroup has been found in Sudan between the Copts, as a proportion of 15.2% (over 33 samples), and among the Arab tribes of Sudan too: 15.7% (in a good sample of 102 individuals). See Scientific Study of 2008. American journal of physical anthropology

            R1b it has also been found in the Herero tribe, Niger-Congo group, West Africa at a rate of 12.5% ??(24 samples). See Elizabeth T Wood, Daryn A Stover, Christopher Ehret et al., “Contrasting patterns of Y chromosome and mtDNA variation in Africa: evidence for sex-biased demographic processes,” European Journal of Human Genetics (2005) 13, 867–876. cf. “Appendix A: Y Chromosome Haplotype Frequencies.”

            Haplogroup has been found in Bijagos tribe, Senegal/Guinea (west Africa): 4.8% (21 sambles). See Rosa Alexandra, Ornelas Carolina, Jobling Mark A, Brehm António, Villems Richard (2007). “Y-chromosomal diversity in the population of Guinea-Bissau: a multiethnic perspective”. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007

            Also, Borgu 11.5% (26 samples), Nubians 10.3% (39 samples).

            Don’t forget that Spain and rest of West Europe have a high percentage of African Y DNA haplogroup E, subclade M-81.

            The Red Hair and freckles gene is not R1B, Stephen. That is another gene called M1CR. It is an autosomal gene. Here click here:

            The gene for pale skin is: the P gene or the OCA1 and OCA2 genes. Silures could not have had that as they were dark skinned.

            Is that beginning to sink in now, Stephen?

            NB: I asked you to cite me the page from MacRitichie’s book where he claimed that Gypsies were from England. Go ahead, I have been waiting too long.

      2. Citing another article on this site doesnt count as a valid source either when one of the main things being called in to question is the accuracy of the claims being made by the author of the article especially when one of the other problems is the authors lack of valid source material. As to the books listed in the sources even if they do contain the information presented in the article they are not primary sources. Meaning the are someone else’s interpretation and or conjecture and not a valid source. You will have to do a lot better if you expect me to believe this crap. You have probably never written a paper for college have you?

        1. You have fallen to using the logical fallacy of “poisoning the well”.

          Many so-called white kids trying to sound so smart end up sounding so illogical because they resort to so much logical fallacies without even knowing it. I put that down to your immaturity not to any evil intent.

          You asked for sources we gave you sources. You have not even consulted them. Yet you dismiss them because now all books according to you are secondary sources. You prefer primary sources…do you even know what you are talking about?

          Earlier on we gave you pictures which are primary sources. We gave you a direction to a Church in Gloucester where you can find many images. You asked for books and articles instead. Do you think this is children’s game?

          You have eyes, you can see colours and features. You have a mind. Why do you use it to lie to yourself? Are you invested in your false identity?

          The truth is the truth and no one can change it. You don’t have to accept it but you must live with it.

          Welcome again to Rasta Livewire where we destroy all ignorance.

          1. A primary source would be something written by someone who was actually there. If you could link me to two such sources your argument might carry more weight but as it seems all you can do is insult me. The painting as I said in another post, which you simple dismissed, was made in the 21st century so again not a primary source.

          2. Really, you now want a letter from someone who was actually there and saw the Black Celts? Ok General Tacitus for example saw them. He described them as dark, curly haired and fierce. See:

            “… the swarthy faces of the Silures, the curly quality, in general, of their hair …” (Tacitus Annales Xi.ii, translated by M. Hutton)

            Ephorus the Greek Historian saw the Celts of Britain. He wrote that they were dark in skin colour.

            Pliny the Roman historian saw also them, and called them Ethiopians. See – Vol I P 45: Pliny where he described them as AETHIOPIUM

            Roman historian Claudius also found black people in britain – Vol I P 46-47 : Claudian described them as blackamoor

            No one mentioned the pale skinned blond hair half Germanic tribe that lives there today. Why? They were late comers, moving into the Islands starting around 1200 years ago.

            The Romans and the Greeks knew about the the black Celts and the country of Mauritania, land of the Moors more than 2000 years ago.

            The paintings of the ICONS of those Saints were done hundreds of years ago, not in the 21st century. An icon is a matter of serious religious important because it needs to capture the essence of the Saints before it can be acceptable. If you have any contrary proof to show that they were made in the 21st century please post it together with citations. I am waiting….

            Do you have any MUUR demands to make?

            Do you need more?

            Note: I have no need to insult you because you are a young learner. I am sorry if you feel insulted. My apologies.

            Yes, I did admonish you as an elder, because you came to this site full of baseless hubris, arrogance and insults against your so-called Africanist or Afrocentrics, or whatever you call them.

            On Rasta Livewire, we tell the truth no matter whose ox is gored!

      3. Also the invasion of Spain by the moors happened started in the year 711 Bendict the moor wasn’t born until 1526 and even the he was born in Sicily to moorish slaves. So no he is not proof of moors existing in Europe before the Muslim invasion. I can link you sources to all that information if you like.

        1. And Saint Maurice the Black Patron Saint of the Holy Roman Empire? Comments please…

          And the Greek meaning of the word Moor? Comments please….

          And the brown skin and curly hair of the Silures? Comments please….

          Did you try to inquire as to why Columba was depicted as a Black man?

          Do you know Saint Coleman as well? Research Coleman and look for his image….

          I could go on and on but will stop for now to let it all sink in.

          You are a novice. Just admit that and continue to expand your knowledge but do so with humility and a true seeking spirit.

          1. I’ll be your huckleberry. Saint Maurice was born in Thebes egypt in the 3rd century and latter joined the Roman military. Later he became leader of the roman Theban legion and was called to Gaul to help fight a revolt. This was back when Rome was still pagan. So I’m confused as to what he has to do with the Irish. Columba as I have already pointed out was depicted as black in a modern painting made in 2005. I explained the Silures in an above post. I still can not find anywhere that the Greeks ever used the word moor but I did find mention of the Greek version of the word being used to discribe Africans. I admit I have never heard of St. Coleman but I will look him up in a moment I assure you.

          2. “That the wild tribes of Ireland were black men is hinted by the fact that “a wild Irishmen” is in Gaelic “a black Irishman” (Dubh Eireannach). And that some of the natives of Scotland, as well as of England, were of this race also is evident when one remembers that, according to Skene, the powerful tribe of the Damnonii, which was the chief of the Maeatae, or marsh-dwellers, who were a part of the Picti or Caledonii, were probably relations of their namesakes of South-Western Britain; which indeed is almost a certainty, if nomenclature goes for anything” MacRitichie: Page 45

            St Maurice was the patron saint of Holy Roman Empire. You should go study about that to understand the relationship between Moors, Irish Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

            Saint Deniol, was a black Celt.

            Saint Brigit was a black Irish.

            Saint Coleman was a black Celt.

            And Columba is a black Irish as you already have seen. You have no proof that he is other than I have shown you.

            Saint Aidan was a black Celt.

            The first King of Scotland Kenneth Dubh, or the Black King was a black man.

            There are just so many numerous examples of Black Celts that it is a pity that you as a young Irish as you claim to be, don’t have any knowledge of them. You lived in fantasy before. Welcome to Rasta reality…from now!

  6. Jahdey. do you really burn out ignorance? I think you have left an incubator of ignorance in plain sight, on the market square. This prevents people from accepting things that are convincing to you. This incubator is constructed of vaguely supported assertions and it could be be burned out in minutes by a few blasts of substantiated truth. It is in your own interest to present that truth.
    Irish people cannot change very deeply held views on their history unless convincing evidence is presented by you, they will not reject evidence that is clearly true.

    To burn out ignorance effectively in this area, Irish people would have to know where EXACTLY these unique pictures of Black Irish saints are originally to be seen.

    Jahdey, if you show WHERE and how you got these important pictures, then you will make a huge breakthrough in informing Irish people.

    Happy Hallowe’en

    1. Then I have no choice but to force feed you with knowledge:

      Saint Columba

      Saint Columba was a Moorish European original Irish gaelic born in 529 AD. He was an aborigine as his roots were already there before the migration of the Germans and the Albions into Ireland.

      He was a Gaelic Irish missionary monk who propagated Christianity among the Picts during the Early Medieval Period. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.

      He was very zealous in his work as a missionary. In addition to founding several churches in the Hebrides, he founded many schools as branches of his monastery at Iona.

      He is credited as having revitalized monasticism in Ireland and Scotland. He was a renowned man of letters credited with having transcribed 300 books. He was part of the movement that laid down the foundations that educated not only Ireland but the whole of Europe. Monasticism became the basis for later day Universities. Columba was also inclined musically. He wrote several church hymns.

      Columba died on Iona and was buried in AD 597 by his monks in the abbey he created.

      It is a fact that the Clan MacCallum and Clan Malcolm of the Scots are descended from the original followers of Columba. Also, the Clan Robertson are heirs of Columba.

      It has been said that “Clan MacKinnon may also have some claim to being spiritual descendants of St Columcille as after he founded his monastery on Isle Iona, the MacKinnons were the abbots of the Church for centuries.”

      The Clan MacKinnon is amongst the most ancient clans of Scotland.


      Today, the image and identity of Saint Columba has been distorted so much by the racist elites super government who divide and rule the children of the earth.

      It is not known that Saint Columba was a so-called black man, a Moorish European. He was Gaelic aboriginal. Before Ireland and Caledonia (Scotland) were captured and ethnically cleansed, the Gaelics looked like Saint Columba. Take note.

      So the vested interested decided to repaint him peach coloured pink. So when you do a search on the net or in the libraries, you will be hard put to find a Saint Columba painting or image that renders him so to speak in his proud and original melanin rich Moorish colours.

      The Honorable Prophet Ali Drew, taught us that even among today’s pale skin Irish people, some still carry old Moorish blood.

      Let’s pause a moment on the interconnections of history; the greatness of the ancient Moors whom we hear about so dimly but rarely appreciate.

      Let us celebrate truth and humanity. Let us fight the lies of Babylon system who rule and divide us, and make profit off us, and then laugh after us.


      Gratton-Flood, W.H. (1913). “The Twelve Apostles of Erin”. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved 2008-02-09.

      Dowley, Tim, et al., ed. (1977), Eerdman’s Handbook to the History of Christianity, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, ISBN 0-8028-3450-7

      Wikipedia Saint Columba

      1. On another note I did some research on the icon of saint Columba show in the article and found it was done by Maria Elchaninov-Struve in 2005.

        1. Yawn! Boring arguing with a novice. Why was he painted as a Moor by Europeans? “Afrocentrics” did not do that. Europeans did. Why? Think for once…

        2. Hello Stephen,
          I found the section on St.Brigid in Rastalivewire very interesting. I am a convinced Catholic with a huge appreciation of pre-Christian religion, with particular reverence to Goddess Brigid. As a polytheist do you have a special reverence for a member of the early pantheon ?
          I hope in some way to reconcile past dissent and enjoy the best of both traditions.


  7. Hmm, well I have always had what I felt to be a speacial connection to Mannanan Mac Lir the gods of the Irish sea. The myths about him were always the most interesting to me and growing up near the coast probably had a bit to do with it. Brigid is very important in my house as well she is kinda like my wife’s patron I guess you could say. We named our daughter for her. On the subject of the article on Brigid on tho site I read through that one as well and I’m still researching. I was able to find that the statue is a modern creation. With that and all else I posted being said I would like to clarify. If I saw undeniable proof of the claims made on this site it wouldnt be a problem. I continue to argue because I have yet to see such proof and I feel obligated to present the other side of the argument in hopes that either A) I can educate someone or B) I am proven wrong and learn something new.

    1. We don’t like liars. You are beginning to sound like a desperate one…

      If you found evidence the statues are modern statues please post it.

      Then explain to us why modern Europeans will be creating images of Black Africans as the true images of Irish Saints.

      Maybe they know something you don’t know yet…

    2. Thanks for your reply Stephen,
      The legends of Ui Brasil, and also the return of Osin from Tir Na Nog are sea related and have often captured my attention. The ancient accounts of Manann Mac Lir are sea related too and I can suppose he is a highly mobile god, likely to turn up anywhere near the sea whenever there is a reason. “Interesting and energetic” are words I would use to describe him.

      1. Not a problem Mcmalachy, the story of Osin is one of my favorites as well. Have you heard the tale of the children of Lir? You might find it interesting as a Catholic. Did you know that on the isle of man they still have a festival where the pay rent to Mannanan for allowing them to live there? I got to visit some friends there when it was going on.

        1. About the Children of Lir, I learned of them in some detail in my Catholic primary school, about age 11. A great story, very interesting, full of mysterious detail, but I think that the end of the story might have been changed to suit the early Christian church. I’ve been to the Isle of Man, for the TT races, in the seventies, but wasn’t aware of its “Celtic” pagan identity, I was too young to appreciate ancient culture but i did appreciate the noise of all those marvellous bikes flying around. You were privileged to be so close to the heart of the island. Bye the way, Stephen, I think Manannan Mac Lir must be a brother to the Children of Lir.

          Sorry, Rastalivewire for this LAST short digression.

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