- Gartnait II of the Picts
Gartnait (Gartnait son of Domelch in the
Pictish Chronicleking lists) (died 597) was king of the Picts.
Annals of Tigernachrecord the death of his predecessor, Bridei son of Maelchon in 581, and the death of "Gartnaidh king of the Picts" in 597. The king lists state that he was followed by Nechtan nepos Uerb. William Forbes Skene, in his commentary on John of Fordun's chronicle, notes that Walter Bowerassociates the legend of Nechtan Morbet, Saint Brigid and the foundation of the monasteryof Abernethy with this king, called "Garnard son of Dompnach". [Skene's notes to Fordun, IV, xii.]
It has been proposed that Gartnait was the same person as Gartnait, son of
Áedán mac Gabráinof Dál Riataand that the Domelch of the king lists was his mother. This rests on the now unpopular idea that Pictish succession was matrilineal. If this is correct, Gartnait may have been the father of Cano mac Gartnáin, the subject of the 9th century tale " Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin" and may have been the eponymous ancestor of the "genus Gartnáin" of Skye. [Bannerman, pp.92–94.]
The early 8th century figures Talorg mac Congusa, who is reported by the
Annals of Ulsterin 734 to have handed over his brother to Óengus mac Fergusa to be drowned, [Bannerman, p.109; the same report is found in the Annals of Tigernachand the Annals of Clonmacnoise. ] and another brother, Cú Bretan, who died in 740, are said to have been descended from Gartnait son of Áedán. [Ancestry, Bannerman, p.66, p.67, note 72; Cú Bretan's death is in the Annals of Ulster, s.a. 740.]
* Anderson, Alan Orr, "Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500–1286", volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8
* Bannerman, John, "Studies in the History of Dalriada." Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1974. ISBN 0-7011-2040-1
John of Fordun, "Chronicle of the Scottish Nation", ed. William Forbes Skene, tr. Felix J.H. Skene, 2 vols. Reprinted, Lampeter: Llanerch Press, 1993. ISBN 1-897853-05-X
* [http://celt.ucc.ie/index.html CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts] at
University College Corkincludes the "Annals of Ulster", "Tigernach", "the Four Masters" and "Innisfallen", the "Chronicon Scotorum", the "Lebor Bretnach" (which includes the "Duan Albanach"), Genealogies, and various Saints' Lives. Most are translated into English, or translations are in progress.
* [http://historical.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/cul.cdl/docviewer?did=cdl360 Annals of Clonmacnoise] at [http://historical.library.cornell.edu/cdl/index.html Cornell]
* [http://www.mimas.ac.uk/~zzalsaw2/pictish.html Pictish Chronicle]
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