Usage Irish Mythology
Other Forms FormsFráech, Fraích, Fróech
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 1/26/2007
Means "wrath" or "fury" in Irish. Fraoch is a Connacht hero in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, the hero of the 'Táin Bó Fraoch', Cattle Raid of Fraoch (which has been claimed to be the main source of the English saga of 'Beowulf'). He is the nephew of Boann, goddess of the river Boyne, and is renowned for his handsomeness.