Wednesday, August 24, 2005
UI's Celtic Mythology - The Fomorii
The Fomorii were sea gods in Irish mythology. Violent and mishapen, the Fomorii emerged from the waves to challenge two rulers of Ireland: the Firbolg and the Tuatha De Danann. The Tuatha De Danann were younger gods, and they seized control of Ireland from the Firbolgs at the first battle of Magh Tuireadh, only to have to defeat the Fomorii at a second battle there in order to secure their conquest. Often the Fomorii were described as having only a single hand, foot or eye.
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