[ The main source for the information on the Welsh Chronicles and genealogy in this article is Bill Cooper’s After the Flood, a well written and resourced work on ancient genealogies of Europe]
“The Druids do not go to war, nor pay tribute together with the rest; they have an exemption from military service and a dispensation in all matters. Induced by such great advantages, many embrace this profession of their own accord, and [many] are sent to it by their parents and relations. They are said there to learn by heart a great number of verses; accordingly some remain in the course of training twenty years. Nor do they regard it lawful to commit these to writing, though in almost all other matters, in their public and private transactions, they use Greek characters.”
Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Book 6 Chapter 14
It is well-known that nations from all over the globe have very similar stories of a world-wide flood with eight survivors, creation stories very biblical in content with the first man and woman being made from dirt or clay and their fall from grace through deception. Most of these stories came to light in the last 100 years, only after Tylors theory of the evolution of religion was propagated widely in Europe. Tylor hypothesized that early man had started out worshipping many gods and elements and then through time advanced to the idea of one creator God. Thus people living at a stone age or hunter gatherer level would be totally animistic and more advanced societies would have a more monotheistic view of religion.
His theory became quite popular in academic circles (Freud adapted it in his theory) and in fact is still being taught in many universities today. However, in reality his theory ran into major problems very early on, as reports began to come in from all over the world that clearly contradicted its basic tenets. Two of his most dedicated disciples, Schmidt a German scholar and Lang, a Scottish scholar both compiled massive books filled with data sent to them from anthropologists and missionaries from all over the world. This data clearly showed that no matter where or at what level of existence a society lived, they almost always had knowledge of a Creator God.
This was true even in very animistic societies, where it was discovered that they usually only paid tribute to lesser spirits in order to keep them at bay but still believed in one Creator God (often called the Sky God) who had created the entire universe. Not only did many societies have very biblical creation and flood stories, but many actually kept genealogies going back to pre-flood patriarchs. These genealogies have been found all over Europe and in places as far away as among the indigenous mountain people of China. In northern Europe the genealogies themselves or the memory of them exists in many forms, though naturally they have usually been rejected out of hand by most of modern scholarship.
I’m not going to go into a long defense or point counter point here, but let me just point out that Modern scholarship with its heavy handed atheistic bias has a very dismal track record in its long war against everything and anything that points toward authentication of the Biblical world view. The list of archeological finds that have proved modern skeptics wrong is almost as long as the Bible itself and in another post I may list 30 or 40 places where such major contradictions have occurred. But in the short run I would ask the simple question; since the global existence of flood stories is beyond question, why is the discovery of tribal genealogies which extend back to pre-flood times dismissed out of hand as being something totally out of place and unexpected? After all the flood stories and genealogies are well explained and predicted if the bible is an accurate history, and they only need to be explained away if you adopt a evolutionary world view.
At any rate, the following is a genealogy greatly abbreviated for space of the British or Welsh people of Great Britain. This chronology is found in the ancient Welsh Chronicles and elsewhere. The chronicles themselves tell a story of Brutus (Britto), that would make a great blockbuster of a movie if ever put to film. Brutus’s grandfather escaped from Troy at its fall and settled in Italy. According to a prophecy about him, the mother of Brutus died giving him birth and he later killed his father the king in a hunting accident. He was forced to flee back to Greece and there fell in with some Trojan slaves and became their leader. Eventually he led a slave revolt against the Dorian ruler, Pandrasas, overthrowing the king. Taking the kings daughter as a spoil, he then took to sea in a fleet of boats, joining with another group of Trojan exiles and eventually landed in England around 1100 BC. Again, genealogies such as the one that follows are not unusual. They are found in Irish, Saxon, Danish and many other peoples ancient writings, the one posted here is the Brit’s and is based on ancient Welsh writings and Latin translations, like those of Nennius and Geoffrey of Monmouth. It can be found along with similar genealogies in Bill Coopers “After the Flood“.
British (Welsh) Genealogy
Anchises (fled from the fall of Troy)
Brutus (Britto, the first king of England,1104 BC)
Queen Gwendolyn and KIng Locrinus
Leir (Shakespeare’s King Lear) (861 BC)
Dunvallo Momutius (Molmutine Laws)
Belinus (unified Briton)
Morvidus (swallowed by a Dragon) (341 BC)
Lud (re- built Kaerlud which became known as London) (73 BC)
Coel (old King Cole) (306 AD)
Uther Pendragon (501 AD)