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The Tain Chapter Summary & Analysis - VI - VII Summary

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VI - VII Summary

VI. This section describes two different versions for how Medb and Ailill's army moved from Finnabair to Conaille. In the first version, the army gets word that the prized bull is on the move and is now in a place called the Black Cauldron. They travel there and encircle the bull, trying to drive him back to Finnabair, but the enraged bull kills Medb's herdsman, Lothar, and then fifty other heroes besides before vanishing back into the countryside. The army follows the bull, ravaging the countryside as they go. They come to the river Cronn, and the river seems to flood to bar them passage. A good many men, including a hero named Ualu, as well as two chroniclers of the Tain, Roan and Roae, drown trying to cross. Next they cross the river Colptha, and again the river swells at their coming...

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