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Bantiarna Aífe ingen Echdach

Bantiarna Aífe ingen Echdach was born 785 to Echdach Mac Eochaid & his wife, a Pictish princess and sister of Causantín mac Fergusa, King of the Picts. 

She was the sister of Alpín mac Echdach and through him, aunt of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpin) who becamw Kenneth I King of Alba.

 Aife was fostered by her uncle Constantín mac Fergusa and was being sent back to Dal Riada to be married when she was captured by a Viking raiding party near Iona.

She was allowed to join a Viking settlement in the Western Isles as acted as a diplomat between Viking, Pictish and Dal Riadan groups due to her ties with each.


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