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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Finding of the Bull Summary & Analysis

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The Finding of the Bull Summary

Medb proceeds through Ulster searching for the bull, and Cuchulain pursues her mercilessly, killing warrior after warrior. When her armies reach Cuchulain's homelands, he stops fighting individual warriors to protect his land because he feels more strongly about this place. He stops an entire unit of the Irish forces as they pitch camp.

Buide, favored warrior of Medb and Ailill, finds the bull and is driving him back to Medb with scores of other cattle before him. He encounters Cuchulain on the trail, and Cuchulain hurls a spear at him, piercing his shield and his heart and cracking three ribs in his back as it leaves his now lifeless body. During this fight, the cattle charge toward the camp, and the great bull enters Medb's possession. This is the greatest shame Cuchulain will meet in this battle.

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