The Tain Bo Cualinge Pt. 2, or, That Was Bad Cyning

We’re returning to the old Irish epic of the “Cattle Raid of Cooley” this week, featuring Cu Chulainn’s boyhood deeds and a plethora of killing. This slaughterfest demonstrates the blasé manner in which violence is portrayed in Irish epic, as well as the continued absurdity of this tale.

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