CORUNNA. THE TOWER OF BREGON.

Galicia is the Bregon or Breoghan´s home. Acording the Irish Legendary Cicle, recording from the Middle Ages of milenary tales, specially the Book of Invasions, Bregon discovered the green line of the Irish coast beyond the sea from the top of his tower in Brigantia (Corunna). Acording the same legend, after the death of Ith, Milled, who has been in the service of Bregon, conqueredIreland with his troops, the Milesians, the firt historical Celtic People of the island. After the conquest, the Romans named the O´Brian´s tower theHercules Tower, settled in Corunna, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Scholars know that Hercules is the wanderer heroe (like the Irish Setanta, the gaulish Ogmios, the Galician Bandua or the Roman Mercury) who reached the top West using the boat of the Sun (Symbol christianized under the form of a chalice-boat and a host-sun, represented in the coat of arms of Galicia).

The memory of its origines still stands in times of the last Celtic Counts generation. After the defeat of the Battle of Kinsale (1602) and the Tudor conquest of Ireland, several Irish leaders escaped and were exiled in Galicia[1] followed by supporters and catholic bishops, like Red Hugh O´Donell and Donald Cam O´Sullivan. O´Donell visited the abandoned, in that time, O´Brian´s Tower as a homage to his ancestors, and the O’Sullivan clan claimed a descent from the mythological followers of Mil who were the first Celts to colonize Innis Fáil, their “island of destiny”. Other example is Edmund O´Dempsey, Bishop of  Leighlin. The Bishop O´Dempsey was as well a prominent member of the Confederation of Kilkeny and were exempted from pardon by the Cronwellian victors in 1652. His loyalty to the Catholic King James II resulted in the loss of his states. After several months inMadrid he moved to the Celtic mythic End of the World Finisterre where spent the rest of his life. Died in 1658 and buried in  “the Milesians mansion” in his own words.

 

Before the arrival of the Milesians, Ireland was colonized by the People Tuatha De Danan or People of Dana (Tuatha or treba in Galician), which carried the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny which is still the Coronation Stone of Westminster conserved in the Edimburg Castle. Acording the old tradition, the granitic stone was moved from the Land of Death, which it´s the Land of Life and Light as well, the kingdom of Brigantia (Bergantiños is the name of the vaste county situated in its coast around Corunna). Its fact was represented into the chairs of the Assembly Hall of the Palace of the Town Hall of Corunna.

 


 

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