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Fomhoiré, Fomoire, Fomori, Fomors

A semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times, according to Irish mythology.

According to Lebor na hUidre (‘the Book of the Dun Cow’), from the eleventh century, describes them to have the head of a goat and the body of a man. Another description is one eye (cyclops), one arm and one leg. Bres was a fomoire who was called ‘Bres the Beautiful’, and his father, Elatha, was very beautiful.

In The Training of Cú Chulaínn, an medieval Irish tale, says the Fomorians still existed in the time of Cú Chulaínn.

See also
Dun Cow | The Legend of King Arthur