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The Tain Chapter Summary & Analysis - XII - XIII Summary

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XII - XIII Summary

XII. The men of Ulster begin to rise from their pangs (the curse) in time to meet the Irish army in the final battle. Cuchulainn is carried away from Ferdia by three risen Ulstermen to Conaille, where he is bathed in various rivers to recuperate his health.

Back at the army, scout Mac Roth spies someone arriving in a chariot, the fierce Ulster warrior Cethern. He heedlessly crashes into the army and hacks at them, slaughtering many men but also receiving a great many wounds himself. Cethern returns to Cuchulainn at Conaille "with his guts around his feet," and cries for a healer. Cuchulainn sends word that the army had better send healers, or he would find and kill them all, so the enemy healers come. Each healer tells Cethern he is beyond healing, and each healer is then battered to death by...

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