Genealogy: High Kings and Clans of the Fianna

High Kings and Clans of the Fianna

Here, is a few genealogy tables of the Fenian Cycle. There is a family tree of Conn Cétchathach and Cormac Mac Airt, two high kings of Ireland. There are also several family trees of the Fianna. One tree has Finn Mac Cumhaill, along with that of the hero Diarmait ua Duibne in Clan Baiscne of the Fianna. There are two different versions of Clan Morna.

 

House of Conn and Cormac Mac Airt     
Clan Baíscne
Clan Morna (2 versions)
House of Munster     

 

 


 

House of Conn and Cormac Mac Airt

Conn Cétchathach, High King of Ireland Cormac Mac Airt, High King of Ireland Cairbre Lifechair, High King of Ireland Connla of the Golden Hair Art Mac Cuinn or Art Óenfher Bé Chuma, Stepmother of Art Mac Airt Delbcháem Morgán Coinchenn (Dog-Headed) Ailill Dubdetach (Black Tooth) Finn Mac Cumhaill, Captain of the Fianna Finn Mac Cumhaill, Captain of the Fianna Oisin the Bard Oscar Diarmait ua Duibne Grainne (Grania) Ailill Aulomm Eogan Mor (king of Munster)

 

You would probably notice that in this family tree that there are two “Eithne Tháebfhotas”. This is not a mistake. According to most tales, Eithne Tháebfhota was the daughter of Cathair Mór, first wife of the high king Conn Cétchathach, and mother of Art and Connla. In Echtrae Airt meic Cuinn (The Adventure of Art Son of Conn) Eithne had died, so Conn had married Bé Chuma, a Danann woman. (See Art Mac Cuinn)

But in Esnada Tige Buche (The Melodies of Buchet’s House), Cormac Mac Airt slept with Eithne Tháebfhota, the foster daughter of Buchet, and became the mother of Cairbre Lifechair. While in Echtrae Cormaic (The Adventure of Cormac), she was wife of Cormac Mac Airt and the mother of Cairbre Lifechair and Ailbe.

 

 

 


 

Clan Baíscne

Nuada Airgetlám Bodb Derg Cormac Mac Airt, High King of Ireland Goll, Chieftain of Clan Morna Tadg Mac Nuadat, Ard Druid of Ireland Muirne Mucháem (Muirne of the White Neck) Uirne, sister of Muirne Bran, Hound of Finn Mac Cumhaill Sceolang, Hound of Finn Mac Cumhaill Grainne (Grania) Sadb (or Blai), Deer Woman Roc, Steward of Angus Og Wildboar of Ben Bulben (half-brother of Diarmait Donn ua Duibne, Fianna leader Cumhaill (Cool), Captain of the Fianna Crimmal, Uncle of Finn Mac Cumhaill Ailbe Gruadbrecc Cochrann or Crochnat, mother of Diarmait Diarmait ua Duibne Finn Mac Cumhaill, Captain of the Fianna Oisin, Bard of the Fianna Oscar, the strongest warrior Mac Lughach of the Terrible Hand

 

 

 

 


 

Clan Morna

Finn Mac Cumhaill, Captain of the Fianna Goll Mac Morna (Aed Mac Fidga), Chieftain of Clan Morna Conán Máel (Conán Mac Morna)

 

Please note that are two versions of Clan Morna. The first family tree showed that Goll and his brothers were the son of Garad Mac Morna, and the grandsons of Morna. I had used various sources to gain this family tree.

 

 


Finn Mac Cumhaill, Captain of the Fianna Goll Mac Morna (Aed Mac Fidga), Chieftain of Clan Morna Conán Máel (Conán Mac Morna)

 

Please note that I had drawn the second version of the genealogy of Clan Morna from the source titled Acallam na Senórach (“Colloquy of the Ancients”).

The difference between this family tree and the first version, is that Goll, Garad Glúndubh and their other brothers were all the sons of Morna.

 

 

 


 

House of Munster

Conn Cetchathach (high king of Ireland) Eogan Mor (king of Munster) Aine (goddess of the sun and fertility) Ailill Aulomm Eogan (king of Munster) Lugaid Mac Con (high king of Ireland) Fiachu Muillethan (king of Munster)
Since Eogan Mor and his descendants are contemporary to the period Conn Cetchathach and Cormac Mac Airt, it is appropriate to display their genealogy here.