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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Study Guide The Meeting of Cuchulain and Finnabair Summary & Analysis

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The Meeting of Cuchulain and Finnabair Summary

Ailill decides to offer his daughter Finnabair to Cuchulain to stop him from killing the Irish troops. He sends several of his sons to speak with Cuchulain about this proposal, but Cuchulain will not listen to the sons. He is so angry that, yet again, Cuchulain melts the nearby snow with the heat of his body.

Finally, someone convinces Cuchulain to meet Finnabair, but Ailill is planning a trick. He sends a fool disguised as himself with Finnabair to trap Cuchulain, but Cuchulain recognizes the trick. He kills the girl and the fool, and eventually a search party comes looking for them. They find the dead bodies and agree that there will be no truce with Cuchulain.

The Meeting of Cuchulain and Finnabair Analysis

At this point in the story, the author is playing with archetypal patterns...

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