He is stated in various portions of Lebor Gabála Érenn to be the same person as Delbáeth Mac Ogma, who is also credited as the father of Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba. He is likely related to the Gaulish deity Taranis and thence to Thor of the Scandinavians.
His name points to a Proto-Indo-European root which gives us words for thunder or related concepts even today, for instance the Old English "Thunores Dæg" (Thursday), as well as dedication to the god and tórnach, the Irish word for thunder.
Tuireann is a character in As Baile: A Story, a 2012 novel.
- Macalister, R. A. Stewart. Lebor Gabála Érenn. Part IV. Irish Texts Society, Dublin, 1941. § VII, First Redaction, ¶ 316.