by Garry Bryant / Garaidh Ó Briain
[3/3, end of articles on the Lia Fáil Stone]
The following detailed history of the life of Teia Tephi has been edited from a longer length from a booklet by JAH Publications located at Gibraltar. Also edited out are comments about the burial mounds in the Boyne Valley and Tara of which I do not agree with based on recent findings & advances in science, or his statements concerning certain Irish national symbols origins by JAH Publications. [Garaidh Ó Briain.]
There is discrepancies in the stories of Teia & Scota & Queen Scota wife of Mileus, so beware.
The autobiography of queen Teia Tephi, that she wrote in her palace at Teltown, is called the Book of Tephi Queen of Tara and Gibraltar. It is absolutely full of ancient-historical and prophetical information, including prophecies about the near future. It is a book written in verse, like the famous Irish Metrical Dindsenchas. By cross-referencing her book with the Bible gives the "key" to understanding the hieroglyphics much easier and corroborates the story written on the stones with perfect accuracy. [Wall.]
The praises of Teia Tephi
(daughter of Lughaidh)
"The Beautiful One with a Royal Prosperous Smile."
"Tephi the most beautiful that traversed the Plain."
"Temor of Bregia, whence so called."
Relate to me O learned Sages,
When was the place called Temor?
Was it in the time of Parthalon of battles?
Or at the first arrival of Caesaire?
Tell me in which of these invasions
Did the place have the name of Tea-mor?
O Tuan, O generous Finchadh,
O Dubhan, Ye venerable Five
Whence was acquired the name of Te-mor?
Until the coming of the agreeable Teah
The wife of Heremon of noble aspect.
A Rampart was raised around her house
For Teah the daughter of Lughaidh (God's House)
She was buried outside in her mound
And from her it was named Tea-muir.
Cathair, Crofin not inapplicable.
Was its name among the Tuatha-de-Danaan
Until the coming of Tea - the Just
Wife of Heremon of the noble aspect?
A wall was raised around her house
For Tea the daughter of Lughaidh,
(And) she was interred in her wall outside,
So that from her is Tea-mor.
A habitation which was a Dun (Hebrew court) and a fortress
Which was the glory of murs without demolition,
On which the monument of Tea after her death,
So that it was an addition to her dowry.
The humble Heremon had
A woman in beautiful confinement
Who received from him everything she wished for.
He gave her whatever he promised,
Bregatea a meritorious abode
(Where lies) The grave, which is the great Mergech (Hebrew burial place)
The burial place which was not violated.
The daughter of Pharaoh of many champions
Tephi, the most beautiful that traversed the Plain.
She gave a name to her fair cahir,
The woman with the prosperous royal smile,
Mur-Tephi where the assembly met.
It is not a mystery to be said
A Mur (was raised) over Tephi I have heard.
Strength this, without contempt,
Which great proud Queen have formed
The length, breadth of the house of Tephi,
Sixty feet without weakness
As Prophets and Druids have seen.
(M.R. Munro Faure, translator)
Capt then says: "This was fulfilled when Scota, King Zedekiah's daughter (the tender twig [ ? ]), was taken to Egypt by Jeremiah and then to Spain where she married 'ane Greyk callit Gathelus, son of Cecrops of Athens, King of Argives' (The Chronicles of Scotland by Hector Boece). In due time a son was born and was named 'Eochaidh' (Heremon aka King)." [Rev. Bertrand L. Comparet, A.B., J.D.,(1901-1983), http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1003378/posts]
"There is a tradition that when Jeremiah brought Scota to Spain, he also brought the 'stone' upon which Jacob laid his head, at Bethel, when he had the vision of a ladder extending to heaven (Gen. 28: 12-19). This -was the 'stone' used as a Coronation Stone in Solomon's Temple," writes Capt.
Prior to this it had been transported to Ireland via Spain by Scota, the daughter of an Egyptian Pharaoh; both cautiously identified by Egyptologist Lorraine Evans in her book Kingdom of the Ark as Princess Meritaten and her father, Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Scota is supposed to have fled Egypt with her Greek husband Gathelos, or Gaidelon, and his followers sometime around 1335 B.C. following a rebellion in which Akhenaten was overthrown by Horemheb, the army commander.
The ‘Scots’, it is said, after a period in Spain followed by an interval in Ireland, eventually settled in Dalriada and took their name from this Princess Scota, to become the people known throughout history as the ‘Scotti’. [NOTICE - Here is a very confusing account! Which version is one to believe? Version of Tamar/Teia Tephi or the version of Scotia? Furthermore, has Scotia wife of Miles the Gael who's sons invaded Ireland, or the Scotia who is King Zedekiah's daughter? Personally I'm siding with the Teia Tephi version. Garaidh Ó Briain]
Teia Tephi was proclaimed queen, by the Gadite Israelites who had settled for refuge at the southern tip of Spain at Gibraltar. Here the Bethel Stone itself even cried out her name, acknowledging her as its queen. Teia found many of the inhabitants worshipping Melcarth/Neptune and condemned them for their idolatry. There was an idol of Neptune at a shrine to him and the idol held a golden trident in its right hand, which Elier the ruler of Gibraltar ordered to be taken from the idol and be given to Teia Tephi to go with the Olive-sprig she had brought with her from Jerusalem. During a struggle with the priests to remove the trident, the idol was smashed in two. [Geoffry Keating the famous Irish historian called them Gadelians and said that some Gadelians had come to live in Ireland. Curiously there is a Gibstown near to Teltown, Teia Tephi’s royal residence and an Irish town in Gibraltar showing the historical links between Ireland and Gibraltar.]
The travelers stayed there for five months. During this time. Three months after their arrival, the crew of the Tyrian ship that brought them to Gibraltar plotted to kill Jeremiah, Teia Tephi and the others, but their evil plot was discovered and foiled, and the crew left to return to the Middle East.
On their way back to Egypt the Tyrian ship sank and there were no survivors, which explains why nobody knew where The Ark went after it left Tanis or even that it had left Tanis. This was confirmed by Baruch who saw a vision of the ship sinking, immediately before his own death, passing away at the age of eighty and being buried at Caer Teia, Gibraltar.
During their stay in Gibraltar The Ark was kept in St. Michael’s Cave in the Rock of Gibraltar.
The Gadites,’ Milesian allies, helped Jeremiah’s party by capturing a Greek vessel, which then sailed with the aid of Simon, the son of Elier the ruler of Gibraltar, guiding them across the Bay of Algeciras and through the Straits to Breogan in Spain. Here he introduced them to Ith Cian, the Israelite ruler who, like the Egyptian pharaoh before him, adopted Teia Tephi as his daughter. Ith told them of his missing son called Lughaidh, who had sailed-off several years previously with his five ships and was presumed dead, but, unbeknown to them all, he was living in Ireland, where Teia Tephi and Jeremiah were heading. [NOTE: One version of the story has Scotia married to either the ruler of Gibraltar or Ith Cian. These versions just state that the younger sister married into the House of Spain. Garaidh Ó Briain.]
Leaving Breogan, sailing towards Ireland, they were caught in a violent storm which lasted seven days. The storm broke the oars and rudder of the boat, they could not control the direction of their journey. After being blown North for several days in the storm, they sighted land and the wind of the storm (or was it The Hand of God?) guided their boat right into the bay at Mara-Zion, near St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. This gave time so that they would not land unannounced and unprotected in Ireland. At Mara-Zion they met Elatha the powerful Israelite ruler of Cornwall, who was a kinsman of Ith Cian of Breogan and an ally of Elier bar Ziza of the Gate (Gibraltar). Elatha welcomed them and had their boat repaired for them. He then sent a message to the high king (Ard-Ri) of Ireland to say that Teia Tephi the queen of Jerusalem was coming and requested a guarantee of safe-passage for the queen.
When Teia Tephi and Jeremiah informed Elatha of the fall of Jerusalem he wept bitterly, so the name given to that place in Cornwall was and still is Mara-Zion, which is Hebrew not Cornish or English and means "Bitter for Jerusalem." Elatha consulted greatly with Jeremiah and was consoled by the knowledge that all of the promises God made to His "friend" Abraham would be fulfilled.
The Irish kings on receiving Elatha’s message, sent back to him their reply, which was a message of welcome and many gifts of gold and silver to Teia Tephi to show her she would be safe and that they all sought her favor and some her hand in marriage. Eochaidh sent his family’s most treasured heirloom; a piece of jewelry which is called the "Sun of Helen" (of Troy); that his sires had won as a spoil of war at the Battle of Troy, where his Zarahite ancestors and the Danite Greek ancestors of the Irish people, including Ulysses, had built their famous Trojan horse, that had successfully fooled the Trojans and gained them access to their city. [This is probably myth, Garaidh Ó Briain.]
After receiving their positive answer and invitation, Elatha sent his son Bressail, who was Nuadh, the king of Ulster’s champion and fifty-three ships, with two thousand and five men, to escort Teia Tephi safely to Ireland. Jeremiah at that point was advised by God to take The Ark of The Covenant in a separate ship and hide. He was warned that there was going to be a rebellion and it was not yet safe to bring The Ark of The Covenant to Tara.
Teia Tephi arrived with the Bethel / Lia Fáil Stone and her two handmaidens, at Pen Edair (Binn Eadair - Howth), near Ath Cliath (Dublin), in Ireland on the 18th of June 583 B.C. She was greeted there by Eochaidh, the High king (Ard Ri - Heremon) and Ethan, the king’s harper and good friend, between whom she was carried ashore and both instantly fell in love with the queen. Teia Tephi knew only the identity of the harper (Ethan) and didn’t know that the other person carrying her was actually Eochaidh, the High-king, whom she was destined to marry. She stayed that night at the Fort of Crimthann, which was built on the top of Howth Hill.
Eochaidh, who was urgently called away to rescue his sister who had been kidnapped, had, as a child, been given a vision and told that he must not marry, even if he reached middle-age, because one day his queen would come from the East. When he received the message from Elatha, that the queen was coming from Jerusalem to live in Ireland, he realized that his wait was almost over and his boyhood prophetical-vision was about to become reality.
Teia Tephi was then escorted to Cathair Crofinn (The Hill of Tara), where she arrived on the 20th of June in 583 B.C. and was escorted to the house that had already been prepared for her (Rath Grainne - Fort of the Seed) there, over the door of which the Druids had written ‘Jerusalem,’ in Hebrew.
At Tara, there were a number of priests of pagan religion who had erected a phallic-pillarstone as part of their worship of the mythical gods of pagan fertility. Teia Tephi had brought with her The Torah or God’s Laws, which state that worshipping false gods and making graven images of these, or anything else, is strictly prohibited and carries the death penalty (The Second Commandment), so she ordered that the obscene stone phallus be removed immediately and the Bethel Stone / Lia Fáil (God’s Throne of Israel) be put in its place on the Forrad (Inauguration Mound).
The pagan priests didn’t listen to her at first and left the phallic stone in place. They then decided that they would choose who Teia Tephi was to marry by firing an arrow in the air and whoever’s seat the arrow landed closest to would be the chosen one, who would marry Teia Tephi. They tried firing arrows from a pagan bow with no success because of its wild inaccuracy. So it was then decided that The Bow of Strength (Samson’s Bow - Samson was one of their Danite ancestors) should be used instead. Samson’s Bow had three arrows with it, that were far more true. But first they had to find someone strong enough to string the bow, before they could use it. The broadest man on the island was Ethdan, who strained to bend the bow far enough to be able to fit the string, but eventually he succeeded and the string snapped into its groove. . [NOTE: This is probably myth, Garaidh Ó Briain.]
Ethdan moved swiftly to the center of the circle; laid down; placed his feet to the bow and fired the first arrow, which was gold-tipped, into the air and it came down with a ray of bright light hitting the Lia Fáil Stone (Bethel Stone - House of God), this indicated that Teia Tephi was to be first and foremost married to God and His Laws in The Torah, humbly serving her people as their queen. [NOTE: This is probably myth, Garaidh Ó Briain.]
God condemns the divining of issues by the use of arrows, but, in this very important instance, so that His well-laid plans would not be thwarted He interfered with the arrows and made them go where He wanted them to go. Meanwhile Teia was anxiously looking around for the strong but gentle man whom she had instantly felt safe with at Howth, but she couldn’t see him anywhere.
The second arrow they fired had a silver tip and it came down on the seat of Eochaidh the High-king of Ireland, indicating, from God, that Eochaidh was the man that Teia was pre-destined to marry.
Tephi did not know that Eochaidh was the one she was looking for or that this was his seat and nobody said whose seat this was because no-one was sitting on it, so they decided to fire the last of the three arrows with the Bow of Strength, which had a bent shaft and a tip of lead. As they fired the arrow, it spun off to the side twisting like a snake and hit the phallic pillar, knocking the gilded horns off it, proving to them that pagan worship was evil.
When the people saw what had happened they realized that Teia Tephi’s earlier words were true, and pagan worship was wrong and evil. So, the Druids repented and took her side against the pagan priests and they removed the phallic pillar from the Inauguration Mound (Forrad) and buried it near where Duma na nGiall (Teamur - Tephi’s wall - now known as The Mound of The Hostages) stands today.
Eochaidh the Ard Ri (High-king), whose seat the silver arrow had hit, arrived and introduced himself to Teia Tephi. Teia instantly recognized him as the one she had met and fallen in love with at Howth and knew that they were destined to marry, which filled her heart with love; peace and joy. They then gave their pledges of marriage over the Lia Fáil / Bethel Stone, and Teia Tephi stood upon the Lia Fáil and was acknowledged queen of all Ireland.
As Eochaidh was from the Zarah (of the ‘Red Hand’) branch and Teia Tephi was from the line of David of the Pharez branch of Judah, their marriage-union sealed the "breach" caused centuries earlier when Judah’s twin sons had been born. This marriage-union, that took place at "Rath na ri" (the Fort of the kings) at Tara, in Meath, is symbolized on the Ulster flag, where the ‘Red Hand’ of Zarah is mounted upon the ‘Star of David’ under the single Royal Crown, symbolizing the union of the two royal lines, that sprang from Judah. [NOTE: Interesting, but I don't accept this theory of the Ulster flag or Red Hand origin. Garaidh Ó Briain.]
The pagan phallic pillar stone that is now wrongfully and blasphemously called the Lia Fáil, was re-discovered and placed on The Inauguration Mound at Tara sometime between 1839 and 1845.
Teia Tephi then began instituting the Torah, or God’s Laws to Ireland.
Bressail Mac Elatha, the champion of king Nuadh of Ulster was one of the evil rulers who didn’t want to conform to The Laws of the Torah. He gathered the support of other selfish kings and rulers of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, who thought the same way he did. Bres even tried to seek the support of Elatha, but Elatha (meaning Wisdom) was righteous and too wise to fight against God’s chosen, so he refused to join his son in the conspiracy against God.
In the mean-time Teia Tephi and Eochaidh travelled North to visit Nuadh, king of Ulster and were entertained by him at Navan Fort.
They journeyed from Navan Fort to Mullagh and there held council about the rebels.
Dala from Ath Cliath (Dublin) came close to the gate of Mullagh and insulted them. Ethan ran forward returning the insult and rammed a hard apple into Dala’s mouth, breaking his teeth and he staggered away in pain, then collapsed with the apple still stuck in his jaws. Tephi went after Dala with some sherry wine to tend his hurt and met with Lughaidh, the missing, presumed dead, son of Ith Cian of Spain who had previously recently adopted Teia Tephi as his daughter, during her stay with him in Spain. After establishing each-others’ identity, Lughaidh swore allegiance to his step-sister the queen (Tephi). Tephi told him of the concern Ith Cian held about his welfare and that Lughaidh must contact him to tell him he’s alright.
Lughaidh took Tephi south to visit his camp in Bregia and introduced her to his men. Lughaidh’s force split and some followed him to join Tephi whilst the others left to join the rebels. Therefore they later decided to go north again to see Nuadh and tell him of their new allies.
On their journey to visit Nuadh they met up with Ith Cian, who had received word from Bregia that his son, Lughaidh was alive and well, and living in Ireland. Upon hearing the news Ith came straight to Ireland to visit his long lost son. When they met up and were reunited, they told him that a rebellion led by Bressail was happening against Teia Tephi and the Torah, so Ith set off back to Spain to gather his army to return with it and defend Tephi.
On the way to Howth, from where he was to set sail back to Spain he was attacked by three men of Tyre - Tyrians (known in Irish legend as the sons of Turenn - Tyrians) whom he had previously driven out of Eber (Spain). They stoned him to death and buried him under a pile of stones in a place now called Cian aneus Mór (Ceanannus Mór - Kells) which means Great Cian from the South (the king of Spain). Spain was also known as the Sunlands of the South. Later Lughaidh found out what had become of his dad; tracked down and slew the three men who had killed him, then buried them under the same stones that they had killed and buried Ith Cian under.
Teia Tephi, Eochaidh and Lughaidh arrived at Navan Fort (in Co. Armagh) and Lughaidh played a joke on the guards where Nuadh, king of Ulster lived. Later they began to gather their alliance together to defend Teia Tephi and God’s Laws against Bressail and the rebels, who were plotting to destroy them all. They sent a message across the land to gather the righteous and God-fearing to join them, then Tephi returned to Mullagh, in, what was then, her province of Teffia, where she heard of the many Fomorian (pirate) ships bringing Bressail’s rebels to Ireland from Wales, to fight for Bressail. There were so many ships that they almost looked like a bridge. Teia Tephi then sent a message to Elatha of Cornwall to tell him of his son, Bres’ evil acts, so Elatha sent his ships to put a stop to the Fomorians and limit the income of rebels, many of whom left Ireland and returned back to their homes for fear of Elatha.
It was decided that the battle would be held at the Ford of Unna (meaning destruction - probably in or near Slane), and they assembled their forces to prepare the battleground, five days before the 31st of October 583 B.C., when the battle had been set to commence. On the 16th there was a Lunar Eclipse in the Constellation of Taurus; the astronomical Zodiac Constellation represented by the bull symbol; during which time the moon would have looked blood-red and would have been seen as an omen of death and defeat by the pagan worshipers, whose symbol is also a bull.
In the early stages of the battle Ethan, the king’s harper, who was love-sick and melancholy over Teia Tephi, ran forward unarmored, to take-out Bressail, first with a spear and then his sword, but his sword broke on Bressail’s breast-plate and Bres knocked Ethan to the ground, but then protected him by laying his shield over him. Bennan sneaked in and stabbed Ethan under Bres’ shield with his spear, so Teia Tephi, seeing this, sent Aci to seek justice for the death of Ethan. Other losses were of Nuadh, who was slain by his old enemy Balor, who himself was later killed by Lughaidh, and Ogma and Indech who rode against each other and simultaneously killed each other with their spears.
Because Teia Tephi’s army was fighting for God and His Laws, they defeated the rebels with ease, even though they were greatly outnumbered, as Ith Cian had been murdered and so had not returned with his army. Five thousand and sixty-three were killed on the side of Bressail, including forty-two kings and many captains of hundreds; after which Tephi took Eochaidh’s white horse and bravely rode out, alone, up to the enemy’s line, carrying her golden trident. She offered to accept the opposer's surrender. Bressail knowing that he was beaten, surrendered and swore allegiance to Teia Tephi. She then ordered him to help Lughaidh clear the seas of Fomorians (pirates).
From Tephi’s side the casualties were relatively few, only sixteen hundred and five in total, which was less than a third of the number of slain from the side of Bressail; the pagan worshipers. Teia became the legendary War-queen of Ireland, with her Olive sprig and Trident, because of her prowess and success on the battle-field; some even thinking she could have won single handedly through magic. Unfortunately, from this latter belief, she was later wrongfully deified as the mythical goddess Bo / Bovinda and once having entered the realms of myth and fantasy she became lost to history as the real-life flesh and blood queen that she really was.
To try to prevent this blasphemous deification, which had already begun whilst she was still alive, Teia Tephi told the Irish people to hold, near her palace at Teltown, close to Kells; every year; "Funeral Games" on the anniversary of her death (to prove that she was human and not a goddess). She died on the Calends (first) of August. These games had special rules based on The Torah, to commemorate and remember, both her and The Torah (God's Law), to make the people keep only God's Law as He commanded His people Israel (Deuteronomy 4:2; 17:14-20), in order to prevent her descendants; and others from making-up their own laws and the people thereby returning to poverty; division; strife and war.
After the Battle of Unna, in which the pagan worshipers were defeated, peace was finally brought to Ireland because The Torah was fully instituted as National Law. The people of rank who died in the battle of Unna were buried in the mound of Knowth and those of lower rank were buried in the many satellite graves and burial mounds around Knowth. and throughout the Boyne Valley. It was from these many burial mounds that the battle became known as the Second Battle of Moytura, or, more correctly, the Battle of the Second Moytura (Plain of Towers). [Doubt they were buried in the burial mounds in the Boyne Valley, many bone fragments found that had burned in the mounds in some type of ceremony have been found. Garaidh Ó Briain.]
At Tara, Teia Tephi’s judgment place, she was attacked with a poison blade by Cethlenn, the widow of Balor whom Lughaidh had killed in the battle. Eochaidh was swift to defend Teia Tephi from her attacker, but the poison blade fell from Cethlenn’s hand and wounded Eochaidh in the foot, from which wound he almost died. He never fully recovered from this wound and it made him forever limp as he walked, causing him to be wrongfully deified as the Daighda, the god in pain.
Jeremiah landed in Ireland with The Ark of The Covenant and it was placed, along with a number of other significant artifacts including David’s harp, which features as the Irish national emblem, in a specially constructed subterranean Grand Mergech (Mergech is not an Irish word but is a Hebrew word for a secret treasure store), according to the Irish Metrical Dindsenchas, beneath The Mound of The Hostages, at The Hill of Tara. The Mergech, which was also designed to be Teia Tephi’s tomb, was then sealed up, until the death of Teia Tephi on the Calends (first) of August of 534 B.C., after which her body was then also placed in the Mergech / tomb. It was re-sealed and has remained untouched since then. [NOTE: The harp used as the Irish national emblem is the harp attributed to King Brian Boru. Garaidh Ó Briain.]
In various Irish historical writings, the Tomb of Teia Tephi is said to be North-East of the Forrad; South of the Rath of the Synods and under a mound that measures 62 feet by 62 feet; as a circle of that diameter does. Summarising all of the writings, the only place that can possibly be is under The Mound of The Hostages, at the Hill of Tara.
In another legend has it, that Jeremiah landed at Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland and brought The Ark across country to Tara, in Royal Meath, from there.
Once The Ark was safely sealed in Teia Tephi’s future tomb, Jeremiah’s mission for God was complete and he died on the 21st of September in 581 B.C. He was buried in what is now called Cairn T at the Loughcrew Hills graveyard. Depicted in hieroglyphics on the second stone on the left as you enter Cairn T is the journey Jeremiah made from Jerusalem to Ireland. The hieroglyphics, or sacred tymboglyphics as Sir William Wilde called them, also show astronomical data from which the date of Jeremiah’s death, as well as the date of the Lunar Eclipse that occurred just before the Battle of Unna was fought, can be calculated.
The people never forgot Bressail’s selfishness; evil and arrogance, so when he died he was buried in a tomb that was made to face the setting sun, rather than the sunrise and his grave was named Dowth, which is derived from the ancient Gaelic word Dubad meaning darkness.
Teia Tephi had a palace built at Teltown. (near Kells), where she lived with Eochaidh and had four children named Aedh, Ainge, Aengus and Cermad.
Aedh, her firstborn son, became evil because Teia Tephi loved him (emotionally) more than she loved God or her people and didn’t discipline him correctly to the Torah. God took Aedh from Teia Tephi as a punishment to her and so that he would not grow up to become an evil king over the Irish people and destroy the kingdom she had built up. Aedh died whilst still a teenager and his body was placed in the eastern side of Teamur (Tephi’s Wailing Wall - now known as The Mound of The Hostages) at Tara, so she could weep over his grave while she wept over the fall of Jerusalem.
In 1955 the Irish archaeologist Sean P. O’Riordhain found Aedh’s skeleton, still wearing Egyptian beads that had been given to his mother Teia Tephi, by pharaoh Hophra, when he adopted Tephi as his own daughter during her stay in Egypt, before she came to Ireland to be its queen.
Tephi’s second born was a girl named Ainge who grew up to marry Nuadh’s grand-son, Ethdan, who was selfish and became the chief of the Miledh (Warriors; Milesians; [Milites - sons of Mil]) after Lughaidh passed away.
Her third child was a son she named Aengus, who was brought up by Eochaidh’s sister, Maistiv in Mullagh, Co. Cavan. Because Teia’s first born Aedh died in his teens, Aengus succeeded his parents to the Throne, but grew up to be arrogant and worshiped gold, rather than God. He had the grandest tomb in Ireland constructed for himself to become immortal in, when the Winter Solstice sunrise entered his tomb. Part of his wish was accomplished, by his being immortalized in human memory for his magnificent tomb at Newgrange, which is confirmed by the hieroglyphics "written in stone" on Stone C4 in the West Recess inside of Newgrange, where his name Aengus is written in Ogham Script.
Not much is known about Cermad, Teia Tephi’s youngest son.
The Lia Fáil Stone that Teia Tephi brought with her from Jerusalem stayed in Ireland, on the Forrad (Inauguration Mound), at Tara, for more than a thousand years and all of the Irish kings were crowned upon the Stone up to c. 500 A.D.
It was then loaned to Fergus, the brother of Muircheartach (Murdoch) king of Ireland, who had emigrated to Scotland and wanted to be crowned king of the Irish who had settled.
The Stone was not returned to Tara and stayed in Scotland, where it was called the Stone of Destiny (English for Lia Fáil) and all of the Scottish kings were crowned upon it, until 1296 A.D. when Edward the first of England "Longshanks" invaded Scotland; defeated the Scots and took the Stone, from Scone Abbey near Perth, to London where all of the English kings were subsequently crowned in Westminster Abbey upon the Stone of Destiny, up to, and including, George the Sixth.
In 1950 four Scottish Nationalists removed the Stone from Westminster Abbey; took it back to Scotland and a fake stone called the Stone of Scone was later placed at Arbroath and from there it was taken to London. It was this same fake stone that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned upon in 1953, so in actual fact, she has never really officially been crowned queen of the British people in the eyes of God.
All of the Irish; Scottish and English monarchs after 583 B.C., including Queen Elizabeth II, are descended from Eochaidh and Teia Tephi of the line of David from the tribe of Judah. The Stone was taken in 1950 from the House of Windsor from the line of David in fulfillment of God’s Prophecies in the Bible Book of Genesis chapter 49:10 - "The scepter shall not depart from Judah (the line of David), nor a law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh (Christ) comes" (and then it will depart from Judah to the line of Joseph. That is its destiny, preordained by God and is why, since it was first removed from Bethel by the Israelites and carried through the wilderness on a pole for forty years with Moses, it has always been known as the Stone of Destiny). Ireland, is known as Inis Fail, meaning, the Island of Destiny.
Teia Tephi left many prophecies in her autobiography, most of which have been fulfilled in exact and minute detail. The most important one is yet to be fulfilled and it states that she will, one day very soon (according to Nostradamus), be recovered from her tomb at The Hill of Tara and the Torah contained in The Ark of The Covenant will once again be re-instituted, bringing peace and prosperity to all of Ireland (North and South), with the simultaneous inauguration of Christ, during the Second Coming, as King of the faithful of Israel upon the real Bethel / Lia Fáil / Stone of Destiny on the Inauguration Mound at the Hill of Tara, on the Island of Destiny.
Another point of amazing significance is that, at the beginning of chapter 31 of her Book, Teia Tephi prophesied that the last overturn of the Throne, to Christ, would happen on the 2,484th anniversary of her death, in 534 B.C., which coincides perfectly with 1950 when four brave Scottish Nationalists removed the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey, for God, so that Elizabeth could not be crowned whilst Christ the King is on the Earth. All that remains now is for The Ark to be recovered and Christ to be Inaugurated at Tara on the Stone of Destiny.
Tephi's Book was restored; translated into English and originally published in 1897 and it has been edited by and has had explanatory notes added by me - JAH.
The Book of Tephi: "2:2 Nay, Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh - Israel: Gen. 48:16) shall long be blind, An ox (unicorn) that sleepeth at "midnight," and Judah couched (Gen. 49:9) as a hind. The lion hath fled from his lair. The ox (unicorn - Deut. 33:17) hath wandered astray Till the dawn of the East be red, and the night of the North be grey, In the "Night" shall no man know them, or the "Signs" that be left [them] to show Where the Shepherd keepeth the ox (unicorn), whilst the lion is couched full low. Not by the banks of Jordan, NOT on the Holy Hill [but in Engelland - see 11 (3)] Are Ephraim's feet, until his furrows be ploughed unto Yahweh's (God's) Will. Bethlehem's field is empty. The Shepherd (Messiah) follows astray. Hear ye my words, oh my sons, for "the isles (British)" shall await "The Day". Tephi, I was but weak, a little thing in men's eyes, A "tender twig of the Cedar," yet sheltered by Prophecies (Eze. 17:22). The Prophet of God revealed this. Is not His Word made plain? He came to "root and destroy." He went forth to "plant again" (Jer. 1:10)."
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Lia Fáil, otherwise the Stone of Destiny, brought to Ireland by Tuatha de Dannan. This is the "saxum fatale," i.,e., Stone of Fate, of which Hector Boethius speaks in his History of Scotland. This was an enchanted stone; for, whenever the men of Ireland were assembled at the Great Council of Tara, to elect a king over them, it used to give forth a loud cry beneath the person whose right it was to obtain the sovereign power. But it has emitted no cry since the time of Concobar; for when Christ was born, all the false idols of the world were struck dumb. Here follows a quotation from the poet Kinaeth, which proves that Ireland received the name Inis-Fail from this stone: -
"From this stone, now beneath my feet
Men have named our Isle of Fal;
And Eri, between both swelling seas,
Has thence been called the Plain of Fal."
Fergus mac Erca, cousin to Murkertach, brought the stone with him to Scotland in the sixth century, in order to render his inauguration as king of the latter country more appropriate.
O'Flaherty gives different version. Not until ninth century did the stone go to Scotland, when King Aedh Finliath, King of Ireland, sent it to his father-in-law Kenneth mac Alpin. Drs Petrie and O'Donovan state that the stone never went to Scotland, and under chair is impostor. [Geoffrey Keating, The History of Ireland. (New York: P.M. Haverty, 1857) P.81.
My name is Garry Eugene Bryant, or in Irish, Garaidh Eóghan Ó Briain. My O'Bryan family emigrated from Ireland to Canada around 1830. They were devout Catholics and my 2nd great-grandfather, William, was informed by his parents that he was to become a priest like his two older bro-thers. He ran away changed his name by dropping the O' and adding a 't,' and ended up at Black Hawk, Col-orado about 1861. But this story was family tradition, no paper doc-ument to that gives the name change. To the rescue came Family Tree DNA and the O'Brien Surname Project which confirmed that I was not only of the Dál gCais Tribe with the R-L226 & FGC5659 snp marker's, but a distant cousin to Sir Conor M. E. O'Brien, Chief of the O'Brien Clan. So I'm not an English Bryant, but an Irish O'Brien! I have three children, all grown and married, and two grandchildren. I'm a retired photojournalist, am passionate about family history and heraldry.