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Mann's Fight Summary

Medb next sends Mann to fight Cuchulain. Mann is a gigantic person, crass, rude, loud and strong. He says that he will fight Cuchulain with his bare hands and grind up his bones. Cuchulain wrestles him, and Mann appears to be winning for a short while. Laeg, the charioteer, yells out to remind Cuchulain of the slaughter of the youth. Cuchulain's rage returns to him, and he tears Mann to pieces.

Mann's Fight Analysis

Sometimes even the superhuman strength of Cuchulain is challenged. The Irish cannot rest easy by thinking that they just need to wear him out, however. At the mere suggestion of the slaughter of the children of his homeland, his powerful rage restores him to full power.

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