Cuchulain

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Cuchulain

(kəho͝ol`ən, –ho͞o`lən), Irish legendary hero of Ulster, of prodigious strength and remarkable beauty. He is the central figure of the Ulster legends, the greatest work of which is the Táin Bó Cúalnge [the cattle raid of Cooley]. The great feature of this is Cuchulain's stand at a ford on the boundary of Ulster, where he defended single-handedly his province against the armies of the rest of Ireland.

Cuchulain

“the Achilles of the Gael.” [Irish Myth.: Benét, 239–240]
See: Heroism

Cuchulain

mad with grief, he battles the sea. [Irish Myth.: Benét, 239]
See: Sea

Cuchulain

sun-figure and powerful fighter. [Irish Myth.: Parrinder, 68]
See: Sun
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