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The Scots claim descent from an Egyptian princess named Scota. According to the historian Eusebius she married a Scythian who was a prince of the Gaels. 'Scota' is an archetypal name bestowed upon women of her line. Originally it was probably 'Sacathach' or 'Scythian', a title given to the Egyptian princess as a gesture of acceptance by her husband's people.

A descendant of the Egyptan princess carrying this archetypal name married Eber, one of the Sons of Mil (descendants of 'Black Mil', also a descendant of the Egyptian princess). A Jewish princess named Tea Tephi married Eber's brother Eremon. The two brothers invaded the Tuatha de Danaan, the Faery folk of Ireland. Eber's wife died during the battle that preceded their victorious battle of Tailtinn. After Eber and Eremon defeated the Danaan, they divided Ireland between them.

The Gaels of Ireland, who sailed from the north of Spain, are proven to be genetically related to the Basque people of that region, which suggests that integration took place there. The Basques claim to be descended from Paleolithic inhabitants of Europe. While they speak an ancient Euskaric language (closely related to those of the Faery) they have many Caucasian characteristics. Black African genes also have been found in Gaels. While they do not prove the Scota legend, they certainly support it.

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