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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Study Guide The Battle of the Bulls Summary & Analysis

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Medb still has control of Donn the great bull. She sets him loose to battle against Ailill's bull after all the struggles with the army. Donn lows a might moo, and the other cattle cower at his magnitude. Before the battle, Fergus and a man called Bricriu had a fight over a game of chess back home at Cruachan. Fergus drove a chess piece into Bricrui's skull, and he has lain at home recuperating the entire time they were gone. He wakes and is healed the day they return, eager to watch the bull fight.

Ailill's bull charges Donn, scraping him with his horns. Then each bull begins to gore the other, and as they run around, they trample Bricriu and stomp him into the earth, killing him. Cormac starts beating Donn with his spear, saying he was not...

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