Culen (Cuilén mac Illuilb), son of Indulf, was King of Alba (Scotland) c. 966 -971. Sometimes referred to as ‘Culen the Whelp’ he had two brothers, Eochaid (d. 971) and Olaf (d. 977) and was probably responsible for the death of his predecessor King Dubh.
Culen and his brother Eochaid were both killed in 971, by Rhydderch, son of King Donald of Strathclyde. There are suggestions that his death (perhaps somewhere in Lothian) was linked to an incident over Rhydderch’s daughter.
May be buried on Iona
Although there is no direct evidence, Culen may have been buried on the island of Iona.
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