The Tain Summary
China Miéville and Thomas Kinsella

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The Tain Summary

The Tain or "Tain Bo Cuailnge," translated as "The Cattle Raid of Cuailnge," is considered the nearest equivalent Ireland has to a national epic. The central events of the story revolve around the theft of a prized and legendary cow (the titular Donn Cuailnge) by King Ailill and his Queen, Medb, and the subsequent great battle to avenge this theft, almost singlehandedly waged by Irish hero Cuchulainn.

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