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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Slaughter of the Youths of Ulster Summary & Analysis

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The Slaughter of the Youths of Ulster Summary

One hundred fifty young men from Ulster, the sons of kings, come to fight the armies. Under the leadership of Follomain, Conchobar's son, they kill four hundred Irish men, but all die in battle except Follomain.

Follomain swears he will never return without Ailill's head on a platter. Instead, he is killed in the night. Cuchulain awakes from his three-day slumber and asks for a status update. When he learns the youth have perished, he is devastated and full of guilt at having been asleep and not protecting them.

Cuchulain asks the fairy to stay with him and avenge the youth. The fairy refuses because to help Cuchulain would be to toil without hope of recognition. Only Cuchulain will be remembered in the battle. The fairy departs, telling Cuchulain that the enemy stands no chance...

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