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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 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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