Fomorian Migration to Ireland in 2186 BC

Stuart Harris BS, MS, MBA

Several lines of evidence point to the migration of Fomorians from Galicia, Spain, to Dublin, Ireland, in 2186 BC, 101 years after the flood in Ireland. In the seventh year of severe drought, thirteen hundred men and women plus assorted animals left Compostella for the Baltic Sea, led by Gaia and Ouranos. Frisian historians record that when Saxons blocked their way in Germany, they decided to split up, half going toward Ireland, the other half around the Saxons to Poland. Some weeks later, six hundred men and women under Cichol Grenchos arrived at Dublin in six longboats without their animals, who were waiting at the tip of France with enough water for five days. To their dismay, the Fomorians found Ireland empty of animal life. In panic the boats returned to pick up their animals but came too late, stolen by French rustlers, who also took the water supply to foil pursuit. Fomorians then lived in relative poverty with a low birth rate for two centuries before Fir Bolg arrived to claim the islands, but most intermarried with the Fir Bolg. Fomorians spoke and wrote in Finnish, and part of their legacy survives in the names of Irish rivers. Appendices contain many names translated back into the original Finnish.