The Fomorians as depicted by John Duncan, 1912.

The Fomorians: Destructive Giants of Irish Legend

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Following their defeat by the Tuatha Dé Danann during the Second Battle of Mag Tuired, the Fomorians lost their rule over Ireland, as well as their central role in Irish mythology. Nevertheless, legends say they were given the province of Connacht and were even allowed to marry some of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

The battle of Lugh and Balor.

The battle of Lugh and Balor. ( Salem’s Moon )

Top image: The Fomorians as depicted by John Duncan, 1912. Source: Public Domain

By: Wu Mingren  

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