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Brennus,

d. 279 B.C., Gallic leader. He was in command of the band of Gauls (or Galatians) who invaded Greece in 279 B.C. At first halted at Thermopylae, he later turned and took the pass into Doris. He was wounded in an unsuccessful attack on Delphi and is supposed to have committed suicide on the northward retreat after the Gauls were attacked by the Thessalians.

Brennus,

fl. c.389 B.C., legendary Gallic leader. He occupied Rome but failed to take the Capitol from ManliusManlius
, ancient Roman gens, chiefly patrician but later containing plebeian families. Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, d. 384? B.C., consul (392 B.C.), took refuge in the Capitol when Rome was taken (c.389) by the Gauls.
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 (Marcus Manlius Capitolinus). According to legend, when the tribute that the Romans had agreed to pay was being weighed, a Roman complained, whereupon Brennus threw his sword on the scale, crying,"Vae victis!" [woe to the vanquished]. His historical existence is dubious.
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8-10) that it was the Ainians who led Brennos into Delphi after his forces had cruelly massacred the Kallians and violated their women and children.
Under Macedonian control the Phocians and Dorians lost their membership, but the Phocians were reinstated because of their heroic defence of Delphi against Brennos.
His armoured Great Dane, Brennos, was savaging the head of the dragon.
Among these parallels are the following, i) The name of the leader is Bran in the Welsh story and Brennos in the Greek invasion: Brennos could have become Bran by plausible sound-changes, ii) In both accounts an unfordable river is crossed by Bran/Brennos and his army after the enemy has broken down a bridge, iii) During a climatic battle, Bran/Brennos is mortally wounded by an enemy missile, iv) A treasure used by the Greeks/Irish brings supernatural warriors out against the enemy, v) Bran's/Brennos' warriors return home forlorn.