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 from 789 - 820.
She was the sister of Alpín mac Echdach and through him, aunt of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpin) who was Kenneth I King of Alba 843 - 858
Aife was fostered by her uncle Constantín mac Fergusa from 790 and was being sent back to Dal Riada to be married when she was captured by a Viking raiding party near Iona in 802.
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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- Award of Arms
- given by Rowland II & Tailltiu II
- on 2021-05-01
- Black Feather
- given by Agostino and Elizabeth
- on 2020-08-29
- Royal Cypher
- given by Leofric I and Sabine II
- on 2022-05-07