The Tuath or Tribe is the community of all clans and their families. It is governed by the tribal king. The king is our highest lord. He controls the well-being of the Tuath, although for important matters he is advised by the weapon-bearing men. He is the embodiment of the Tuath, and his most important task is to ensure harmony between the people and the land. Only if there is harmony with the land can we hope for good harvest, healthy cattle, few diseases, and peace.