The Tribe of Dan was one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Dan was the fifth son of Jacob (Israel). One day I saw a website that claimed that Celts were descendants of a mix of several of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Proponents of this theory insist that the Irish descend from the ancient Hebrew tribe of Dan and that the Irish tribal name of “Tuatha de Danaan” identifies them. They go further and state that the Danite symbol is the eagle and that they discovered America twice, once in the B.C. era and then later as Vikings. Today the eagle is America’s iconic symbol.
A peek into the dictionary reveals the following:
Hebrides – Group of islands off the west coast of and belonging to Scotland
Hibernia – Ireland
Heb., Hebr. – Hebrew(s)
Hebraic – pert. to the Hebrews or their language
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy - A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II - Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III - From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here: http://www.pacificsites.com/~oceanhose/