Paulus Orosius (fl. AD 414-417) and Isodore of Seville yes?
but how are they connected with the writing of the Lebor Gabala Erenn?
These guys would have a notably Christian slant yes? the writing in the
Lebor Gabala Erenn is an odd mix of Chriatian and non-Christian paradigms-
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From: "Christopher Gwinn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: What every Celticist should know - Celtic Bohemia
> > So if the Milesian legends are not genuinely ancient Irish traditon-what
> > the genuine source that they are derived from? I always thought that
> > were genuine-Book of Leinster- yes?
> The situation is complicated - the history of the Irish as presented in
> medieval Lebor Gabala Erenn is a mixture of early native traditions (more
> scant than many would like to admit), and a thick strata of medieval
> Christian speculation, some of which came from the Continent (via the
> Spaniards Orosius and Isidore).
> For an interesting article online touching upon some of these subjects
> - Chris Gwinn