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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Foretelling Summary & Analysis

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The Foretelling Summary

Medb tells her druid that she is worried about the battle. She knows that if many men are killed retrieving this bull, they will all be angry with her. Above all, however, she is worried about Ailill and her. She asks the druid whether they will survive, and he says they will.

As Medb is riding home, she sees a maiden on a chariot weaving lace. Medb asks her what she is doing there. The woman, Fedelm, says she has come to offer Medb good luck in her cattle raid and that she is a prophet. Medb asks her what will happen to her men. Fedelm says that she sees them "crimson-red from blood." Medb repeatedly protests, listing numerous reasons she thinks Conchobar is not to be feared. Conchobar and all his sons are said to be in their "pains," (a...

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