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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Combat of Cyr with Cuchulain Summary & Analysis

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The Combat of Cyr with Cuchulain Summary

Back in the normal routine, the Irish men decide Cyr should be the next to fight Cuchulain. No one likes him very much, and they will not be too upset if he should be killed in combat. Cyr is reluctant to go only because he does not want to kill so young an enemy. Medb and Cormac insist, and he departs in the morning with his weapons.

In the morning, Cuchulain is practicing his tricks and working out, swimming, running and hunting. He practices all his skills every morning so they will come naturally and instinctively to him in battle. Cyr comes upon Cuchulain while he is tossing apples, and the boy-hero throws an apple at Cyr so hard that it goes through his shield, through his head and out the other side, killing him.

Fergus reminds...

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