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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Study Guide The Scythed Chariot Summary & Analysis

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Laeg the charioteer and Cuchulain get dressed for battle in resplendent armor. Laeg casts a magic spell and makes the chariot invisible so he and Cuchulain will be able to leap over the enemies and kill them more easily. After Cuchulain is fully dressed in his armor, he experiences his first "twisting fit of rage," so that his whole body spasms and contorts as he gets more and more angry.

There is a great deal of magic and sorcery behind each element of Cuchulain's outfit, from the feathered headdress to the oxen skin he wears on his chest. Eventually, his forehead spurts blood from his rage fit and the intensity of preparing for battle. He decks the chariot out in spikes and blades and sharpened wheels, so that anything coming near it will be sliced to bits.

Cuchulain starts driving his...

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