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AE´MODAE or HAE´MODAE, the Shetland Islands (Mela, 3.6), described by Pliny (4.16.30), as a group of seven. The islands Ocitis (Ὄκιτις), and Dumna (Δοῦμνα) mentioned by Ptolemy (2.3.31) were apparently part of this group, and answer respectively to St. Ronaldsha and Hay. Camden and the elder antiquaries, however, refer the Aemodae to the Baltic Sea.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.16
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 2.3
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