Definition of Fomor
1. Noun. One of a group of Celtic sea demons sometimes associated with the hostile power of nature.
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland
Generic synonyms: Celtic Deity
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fomor
Literary usage of Fomor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mythology of the British Islands: An Introduction to Celtic Myth, Legend by Charles Squire (1905)
"All day, this fomor sat at the foot of the tree, and, all night, he slept among ... The fomor told him surlily that he might camp and hunt where he pleased, ..."
2. Irish Lyrics and Ballads by James Bernard Dollard (1917)
"Then cried the fomor: — '"Tis a second sun Rising to blind us; but the Danaan said: — "Young Lugh is coming — The Deliverer." And out of that great light ..."
3. Transactions of the Third International Congress for the History of Religions by Percy Stafford Allen, John de Monins Johnson (1908)
"But there was another singular, namely,fomor, later spelling ... 53, where one reads of a fomor who was himself a match for 400 men, but otherwise resembled ..."
4. The History of the County of Mayo to the Close of the Sixteenth Century by Hubert Thomas Knox (1908)
"The name fomor in the Irian genealogy supplies an origin for ... Stirn, son of Dubh, son of fomor, can hardly be other than the brother of Sorge McDuff, ..."