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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Now of the Battle Summary & Analysis

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Now of the Battle Summary

The men of Ulster wake up, stark naked and carrying only their weapons, responding to Laeg's call. Conchobar is very excited at their energy, but he tells them all to wait for a good omen before marching off. They wait until the sun is up, and Conchobar feels it is time to march.

Sencha, one of Ailill's sons, is Conchobar's general. He rides before the men and gives them an inspirational speech about fighting until they cannot fight any longer for the honor of their country. The Irish all arise at once, and the furious battle begins.

Cuchulain lies irritably on his bed as Laeg dictates the action. Cuchulain again laments that he cannot fight, and Laeg again assures him that he is a great battle hero. The Irish begin to make headway through the ranks of Ulstermen, with the goal...

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