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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Taking of Arms Summary & Analysis

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The Taking of Arms Summary

Fiachu chimes in after Cormac's story. In the story, when Cuchulain is seven, he performs another mighty act. Cathba the druid and Conchobar's father are teaching a class of Conchobar and eight other students. Cathba tells the class that the little boy who takes arms will one day be a great and mighty warrior such as Ireland has never seen, but that his life will be short.

Cuchulain, though far away playing, overhears this conversation and begs Conchobar for some weapons. When he gets them, he destroys them sparring and goes through fourteen sets of weapons and armor before declaring that they are of low quality. Cuchulain tells Conchobar that Cathba has told him to take arms, and Conchobar gives the boy his own personal weapons.

Later, when Cathba and Conchobar are talking, Conchobar discovers that Cathba did not advise the...

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