After the great flood, the land of Eire was in terrible discord. The descendants of the sons and daughters of Noah had struggled against the land and braved the cruel spirits of the earth for their seaside homes, and thus built the race known as the Fomorians. The Fomorians were not a people of people of peace, the land they lived in was harsh and cold, infested with the mischievous and often cruel fairy kind. From this, the Fomorians became a people of cruelty and violence, who sough only to further their enslavement of the Partholon and Nemod. After three hundred years of war, a great epidemic overtook the Partholons, and only a handful of the Nemod remained. The Fomorian Kings, Mord who was son of Dela, who was descendent from Cham, Noah's youngest son, and Conann who was son of Febar, oppressed the Nemod into slavery.
The taxes imposed by the Fomorian Kings were harsh. Each year at the winter solstice known as Samhain, the Nemod would bring the Fomorian a tax of two-thirds. Two-thirds of their children born that year, and of their crops, and of their tools, were placed at the foot of the great stone circles.The battle was ferocious, and the persecuted Nemods fought with stone weapons and wooden staffs, but could not overcome their oppressors. Seeing that they would surely die beneath the giant and powerful Fomorians, the Nemods ran with their wives and children into the violent sea, giving their lives to the ocean. They clung to their children and threw themselves from the high cliffs into the ice cold waters. ...