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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Slaughter of the King's Bodyguard Summary & Analysis

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The Slaughter of the King's Bodyguard Summary

Ailill and Medb want to ask Cuchulain for a truce, and he tells them to put a man on the riverbank for him. Instead, six arrogant princes decide they want to slay Cuchulain, and they are killed by him.

The Slaughter of the King's Bodyguard Analysis

This chapter reinforces Cuchulain's policy of always taking his word literally, as he does the promises of others. Defy his agreements, and he will react with vengeance.

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