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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Slaying of Redg the Satirist Summary & Analysis

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The Slaying of Redg the Satirist Summary

The great Irish army is together again and in possession of the bull. Medb and Ailill taunt that Cuchulain is no great warrior, except that he has a magic spearlet. They send their satirist, Redg, to demand Cuchulain release this weapon to them.

Redg demands the spearlet, and Cuchulain throws it all the way through his neck, killing Redg. Another messenger comes to tell Cuchulain that he is selfish and that their deal is nullified, though Cuchulain continues to kill one champion per day for a week.

Medb and Ailill then send twenty men at once, breaking their pact with Cuchulain. He slays them all viciously in one battle. Finally, Ailill sends Fergus to go speak with Cuchulain. Medb offers Cuchulain one half of the cattle in her herd if he stops killing her men. Cuchulain says...

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