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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Study Guide The Healing of Morrigan Summary & Analysis

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The Healing of Morrigan Summary

Morrigan is hurt from battling Cuchulain and is frightened that he will find her and kill her. She disguises herself as an old woman milking a cow as he comes along the road. He is very thirsty and begs her for some milk. With each sip he takes, he prays for the old woman to heal of her injuries, and she does.

As Cuchulain stands up from the cow, Medb sends one hundred soldiers at once to fight him. He disposes of them all at once, and she is frustrated that her men are humiliated so in battle. She says something about it to Ailill, who snappily reminds her that this is not the first time they have experienced such a loss.

The Healing of Morrigan Analysis

The audience is gently reminded of Cuchulain's magical powers as a healer as he...

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