Siomón Brecc

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Siomón Brecc ("the speckled, spotted, ornamented"),[1] son of Áedan Glas, son of Nuadu Finn Fáil, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. He took power after killing the previous incumbent, Sétna Innarraid, ruled for six years, and was killed by Sétna's son Dui Finn. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with that of Xerxes I of Persia (485–465 BC).[2] The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 685–679 BC,[3] that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 910–904 BC.[4]

Preceded by
Sétna Innarraid
High King of Ireland
LGE 5th century BC
FFE 685–679 BC
AFM 910–904 BC
Succeeded by
Dui Finn


  1. ^ Dictionary of the Irish Language, Compact Edition, Royal Irish Academy, 1990, p. 82
  2. ^ R. A. Stewart Macalister (ed. & trans.), Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland Part V, Irish Texts Society, 1956, p. 253
  3. ^ Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn 1.26
  4. ^ Annals of the Four Masters M4290-4296