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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Combat of Lethan and Cuchulain Summary & Analysis

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The Combat of Lethan and Cuchulain Summary

A warrior named Lethan comes to battle Cuchulain. Cuchulain decapitates him in battle, and the land is named after him. Soon after, a group of men called the Crutti Cainbili come from Ulster to see the mighty army of Ireland. When they see the army, they become afraid and run away, chased by the soldiers. The Crutti Cainbili transform into deer and escape into the forest because they are actually druids and have magic powers.

The Combat of Lethan and Cuchulain Analysis

The interesting thing about this series of chapters portraying Cuchulain's battle victories is the discussion of the land around the fighting. Each river and forest and meadow is later named after the man or men who fell there, honoring both Cuchulain's greatness in killing them and those men themselves for their deeds earlier in life...

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