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The Trojan genealogy of Nennius was written in the Historia Brittonum of Nennius and was created to merge Greek mythology with Christian themes. It was probably written by the Welsh monk Nennius in the 5th century, although there is little known about him. It serves little historic value but does establish the mythical genealogical line of Aeneas of Troy, Brutus of Britain, and Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

As in all early Christian genealogies, it begins with God and goes through Noah before diverting to other regions. The line from God to Noah is from Genesis, chapter 5:

As with most genealogies of Judeo-Christian origins, Nennius splits the line at this point. Hisicion, the father of Brutus of Britain, was descended from Javan on both sides. Nennius lists seven sons of Javan, none of which are Jobath, so it is safe to say she is a female. This is his paternal genealogical line:

  • Javan
  • Jobath
  • Bath
  • Hisrau
  • Esraa
  • Ra
  • Aber
  • Ooth
  • Ethec
  • Aurthack
  • Ecthactur
  • Mair
  • Semion
  • Boibus
  • Thoi
  • Ogomuin
  • Fethuir, who married Rhea Silvia, the daughter of Numa Pompilius
  • Alanus
  • Hisicion
  • Brutus

This line is the maternal line of Hisicion which includes the Trojan line:

  • Javan
  • Elisha
  • Dardanus
  • Tros, from whom Troy is named after.
  • Anchises
  • Aeneas
  • Ascanius
  • Numa Pompilius
  • Rhea Silvia, Numa's daughter and mother of Romulus and Remus.
  • Alanus
  • Hisicion
  • Brutus

Hisicion had three other sons: Froncus, Romanus, and Alamanus, who are the ancestors of all Europeans.

These lines conflict somewhat with the ancestry laid out by Geoffrey of Monmouth in which he states Ascanius is the grandfather of Brutus.

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