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From: "Wade Baugher" <[log in to unmask]>
> As the context of the passage is in describing the history of the Picts
> from an Irish perspective and the druids mentioned were attached
> to king Cruithne, the mytho-historic first great king of the Picts, the
> Céli Dé option is probably not appropriate.
Wade, I wouldn't write off any "connection" between the Picts and the Celi
Dei. The genealogies show a heavily Pictish influence in the Eoganacht
lines, and the Celi Dei are heavily Eoganacht. One can't take it any further
than that, however.