In Greek mythology, Irus (Greek Iros, Ιρος) was one of several figures:
Book 18: Odysseus and Irus the Beggar
And in Book xviii, Ulysses strikes Irus under the ear and breaks his head, so that blood pours from his mouth, and he falls gnashing and struggling on the ground, at which, we are told, the suitors "die with laughter.", Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange Ancient Greek Humour
Odysseus fights with Irus, Lovis Corinth
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