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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Occasion of the Tbin Summary & Analysis

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The Occasion of the Tbin Summary

Still arguing over who has more wealth, Ailill and Medb gather all their possessions into two piles to see who has more. They seem to own equally fine cattle and horses and pigs. They finally realize that Ailill has a magnificent bull, the offspring of one of his bulls and Medb's cows. Medb does not have a fantastic bull such as this, and she cannot stand to be losing to Ailill.

Medb summons one of her messengers and asks where in Ireland she could find such a great bull as Ailill has. MacRoth, the messenger, says that Dari of Cooley has a magnificent bull named Donn Cooley. Medb sends MacRoth to go borrow the bull for a year, saying she'll give him back the bull and fifty heifers. Medb also says that if Dari protests, he should come personally...

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