Objects & Places from The Tain

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Object Descriptions

Ulster - This is a province of Ireland and the home of the good guys of the story.

Connacht - This is the province of Ireland whose army opposes the good guys.

Donn Cuailnge - This is the prize bull which is sought.

Gae Bolga - This secret weapon consists of many barbs which open into the body.

The Warp-Spasm - This occurs when the physical body literally becomes disfigured.

Murtheimne Plain - This is the location of the great battle after the Ulster men rise and meet the Irish army.

Ochain - This literally means the Ear of Beauty.

Finnbennach - This is the other legendary bull, twin of the one being sought.

The Salmon-Leap - This is a special attack of the hero.

Brug - The hero is 1/3 divinity, 1/3 Ulsterman, and 1/3 of this.

The Curse of the Pangs - This was given to Ulster men...

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