Brian (mythology)

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In Gaelic mythology, Brian was one of the three Sons of Tuireann along with Iuchar and Iucharba.wikipedia
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Tuireann

TuirennTurenn
In Gaelic mythology, Brian was one of the three Sons of Tuireann along with Iuchar and Iucharba.
His other sons, by his daughter Danand, included Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba, who killed Lugh's father Cian.

Lugh

LugLugh LámhfhadaSpear of Lugh
Cian is the father of Lugh, one of the greatest of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Tuireann and Cian, Lugh's father, are old enemies, and one day his sons, Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba spot Cian in the distance and decide to kill him.

Cian

CíanOidheadh Chloinne Tuireann
In Oidheadh Chlainne Tuireann (The Tragedy of the Sons of Tuireann), the three set out to kill their father's enemy Cian.
The story goes that Cían was killed by the sons of Tuireann—Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba—after trying unsuccessfully to escape from them in the form of a pig (or a "lapdog", oircce in the LGE).

Deò-ghrèine

Deo-greine
In later Scottish folklore, Brian was the name of a pompous man who helped the Cailleach rescue Deò-ghrèine.

Irish mythology

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In Gaelic mythology, Brian was one of the three Sons of Tuireann along with Iuchar and Iucharba.

Tuatha Dé Danann

Tuatha De DanannTuatha De DanaanDe Danann
Cian is the father of Lugh, one of the greatest of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Cath Maige Tuired

Magh TuiredhBattle of MoyturaMoytura
In recompense, Lugh makes them quest all around the known world fetching magical weapons, which Lugh plans to use at the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh.

Argonautica

ArgonautikaJasonJason and the Argonauts
This tale of the Sons of Tuireann has sometimes been likened to an Irish Argonautica.

Cailleach

Cailleach BheurCailleach BheareCailleach Bhéara
In later Scottish folklore, Brian was the name of a pompous man who helped the Cailleach rescue Deò-ghrèine.

Failinis

It was one of the prizes exacted from the children of Tuireann (Brían, Iuchar and Iucharba) as reparation for the slaying of Lugh's father Cian.

Ecne

Ecne had three fathers, Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba, who were all sons of Brigid and Tuireann, also known as Delbáeth.

Four Treasures of the Tuatha Dé Danann

Dagda's CauldronFour TreasuresThe Four Jewels of the Tuatha Dé Danann
It was brought back to Lug by the sons of Tuireann in atonement for their killing of Cian.

Iðunn

IdunIdunaIdunn
In addition, Knipe says that "a parallel to the theft of Iðunn's apples (symbols of fertility) has been noted in the Celtic myth where Brian, Iuchar, and Icharba, the sons of Tuirenn, assume the guise of hawks in order to steal sacred apples from the garden of Hisberna. Here, too, there is pursuit, the guardians being female griffins."

Celtic deities

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The name Taranis may be cognate with those of Taran, a minor figure in Welsh mythology, and Turenn, the father of the 'three gods of Dana' in Irish mythology.

Danand

Danand is the mother of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba by her own father, who is occasionally given the name Tuireann or Tuirell as well.

Delbáeth

DelbaethDelbáeth mac Ogma
Portions of Lebor Gabála Érenn identify Delbáeth as the father of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba, and also mention that Delbáeth was also called “Tuirill Biccreo”.