The first mortal race to arrive at Ériu following the great flood were the Partholóin, only to find the Fomorians already there. Despite the presence of the Fomor, they settled the lands, but ultimately all died to plague, perhaps caused by the Fomorians. Partholón and his descendents remain on Ériu, brought back to life by the strong magic of the land, though their physical forms have been reduced to bone and ash.

Partholón came from Greece and was the son of Sera, a descendant of Magog.



  • Slanga – son of Partholón
  • Delgnat – wife of Partholón
  • Rudraige  – son of Partholón
  • Laiglinne – son of Partholón
  • Tuan mac Cairill, survives the plague – long lived, not undead.
  • Nerba – wife of Slanga
  • Cichba – wife of Rudraige
  • Cerbnad – wife of Laiglinne