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Grantorto

A giant who withheld the inheritance of Irena (Ireland). He is meant for the genius of the Irish rebellion of 1580, slain by Sir Artegal. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, v.) (See Giants.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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