"Cruithne son of Cinge, the
father of the Picts
reigned for 100 years.
He had seven sons, whose names
Fib, Fidach, Fotlaig, Fortrenn, Cait, Ce and Circinn."
Cait ruled for twelve years over the area now known as Caithness, Sutherland,
West Highlands and Northern and Western Isles.
The name means 'Cat People'.
Fidach ruled for forty years over the area now
known as Moray, Nairn and
The name means 'Woodsman'.
Ce ruled for fifteen years over the areas now
known as Banff, Buchan and
parts of Aberdeenshire.
The name Ce may survive in the town of Keith.
Fotla (or Foltlaig) ruled for thirty years over
the area now known as Athol
Fotla was a Goddess of Ireland.
Circinn (or Cirech) ruled for sixty years over the
area now known as Angus
and the Mearns.
The name means 'crest headed. Skene highlights
(son of Cirech) who was a warrior of the Picts.
A battle was fought on the
plain of Circinn
against the Scots.
Fortriu (or Fortran) ruled for seventy years over
the area now known as
Strathearn and Menteith.
The name may mean 'people of the slow
Fib ruled for twenty four years over the area
now known as Fife and Kinross.
In the book of Deer the people of fife are called the
Seven sons of Cruithne then,
Into seven divided Alban,
Cait, Ce, Cirig,
a warlike clan,
Fib, Fidach, Fotla, Fortrenn."