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Taexali

The Taexali (or Taezali) one of the Iron Age tribes in the north-eastern coast of Scotland.

The Realm of the Taexali according to Ptolemy

“More toward the east are the Taezali [sic] and the town: Devana 26*00 59°00″

Above quote from the Geographia of Ptolemy (II.ii)

The Taexali tribe occupied/inhabited coastal regions of south-east Grampian and north-east Tayside.

The Civitas Taexalorum The Principal Tribal Centre

Devana (Aberdeen, Grampian)

Suspected minor Romano-British settlement at the mouth of the River Dee

Other passages in Ptolemy Book II Chapter 2 give the ancient names of a number of rivers and other geographical features within the territories of the Taexali tribe:

Taezalon Prom. 27*30 58°30 [= Taexalorum Prom. = Kinnaird’s Head, Grampian]
Devana 26*00 59°00 [?= Devana = Aberdeen, Grampian?]