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Bres

or Bress

[bres] /brɛs/
noun, Irish Legend.
1.
a Fomorian king of Ireland, whose unpopular rule led to the expulsion of the Fomorians by the Tuatha De Danann.
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  • Then they asked was any one among them a good hand with the sword, and they said Bres was the best.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • But at the end of the seven years, Bres had to retire in favour of Nuada.

  • And from that day there was no good luck with Bres, but it is going down he was for ever after.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • And Bres made no stand against them, but let them get their way.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • And then he looked at the sharp, thin, hard-pointed spears that were with Bres.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • Then his mother answered him and told the whole story, and that Bres was his own son.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • When Bres saw that, he gave himself up to Lugh's protection.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • And they came to a feasting-house, and in it they found Bres and his father Elathan, and there was the harp hanging on the wall.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • Then Bres said: "If you spare me, the men of Ireland will reap a harvest of corn every quarter."

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
  • And when all was over, the Dagda brought out the heifer he had got as wages from Bres at the time he was making his dun.

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