Irena

The impersonation of Ireland whose inheritance was withheld by the tyrant Grantorto. Sir Artegal (Justice is sent by the Faërie Queene to succour the distressed lady. Grantorto, or the rebellion of 1580, being slain, she is restored to her throne and reigns in peace. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, v.)

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