Bres

Irish - A vegetation-god and sun-god. King of the Danaans. Son of Elatha and Eri. Husband of Brigit or Taltiu. Father of Ruadan. He was the son of a Fomoire father and Danaan mother and was expected to bring lasting peace to these two warring tribes. He became the leader of the Danaans after Nuada lost his hand, and was later replaced when he proved inadequate. He went off and raised a army of Fomoire soldiers under Balor and Inneach and fought the Danaans at the second Battle of Moytura where he was defeated. He was allowed to live when he undertook to teach the Danaans all he knew about agriculture. In some accounts he then went to live with his father in the North. Some say that he was killed at Moytura, others that he was poisoned by Lugh who made filthy water look like milk, or that he was killed by Lugh in single combat. At times, known as Bres, Bress, Bress, Breas, Bres, Bres, Eochaid Bres or Eochaid Bres.
Irish - A Danaan soldier. He was an emissary who tried to negotiate a settlement with the Fir Bolg before the first Battle of Moytura. He was unsuccessful, and was killed in that battle. In some accounts, called Bres, Bress, Bress, Breas, Bres, Bres, Eochaid Bres or Eochaid Bres.

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