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Cú Chulainn

Hound of Ulster

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Born Sétanta, he gained his better-known name as a child, after killing Culann’s fierce guard-dog in self-defence and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge (“Cattle Raid of Cooley”). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but his life would be a short one. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, or ríastrad (translated by Thomas Kinsella as “warp spasm”and by Ciarán Carson as “torque”),in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is often referred to as the “Hound of Ulster”.


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Born Sétanta, he gained his better-known name as a child, after killing

Culann’s fierce guard-dog in self-defence and offered to take its place

until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he

defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of

Connacht in the famous Táin Bó Cúailnge (“Cattle Raid of Cooley”). It

was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame,

but his life would be a short one. He is known for his terrifying battle

frenzy, or ríastrad (translated by Thomas Kinsella as “warp spasm”and

by Ciarán Carson as “torque”),in which he becomes an unrecognisable

monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot,

driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg and drawn by his horses, Liath

Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is often

 

referred to as the “Hound of Ulster”.


Main Specifications


SKUGC32
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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