Fomorian

noun
Fo·mor·i·an | \(ˈ)fō¦mȯrēən, ˈ-ō¦wȯ-\
plural -s

Definition of Fomorian 

: one of a race of sea robbers in Celtic legend who were probably originally gods representing the powers of evil and darkness

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History and Etymology for Fomorian

obsolete Irish Gaelic fomor + English -ian

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