History Literature / TainBoCuailnge

3rd May '16 9:55:11 PM Sparkysharps
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* InspirationalInsult: [[NoMasterToHisValet Laeg]] favorite means of aiding Cú Chulainn in a fight is to taunt him from the sidelines.

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* InspirationalInsult: [[NoMasterToHisValet [[NoHeroToHisValet Laeg]] favorite means of aiding Cú Chulainn in a fight is to taunt him from the sidelines.
3rd May '16 9:54:35 PM Sparkysharps
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* InspirationalInsult: [[NoMasterToHisValet Laeg]] favorite means of aiding Cú Chulainn in a fight is to taunt him from the sidelines.
3rd May '16 9:48:42 PM Sparkysharps
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* BlackCommedy: Quite often, particularly anything that involves [[RasputinianDeath Cethern]].

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* BlackCommedy: BlackComedy: Quite often, particularly anything that involves [[RasputinianDeath Cethern]].
3rd May '16 9:48:30 PM Sparkysharps
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* BlackCommedy: Quite often, particularly anything that involves [[RasputinianDeath Cethern]].



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: When Fergus goes to negotiate with Cú Chulainn, Medb's son Etarcomol insists on coming along, which Fergus allows ''only'' if Etarcomol can keep his mouth shut and not insult the unstoppable demigod that's been decimating their army. Etarcomol then proceeds to insult the unstoppable demigod. Then he challenges the unstoppable demigod to a duel. ''Then'' he insists on continuing after the unstoppable demigod quickly kicks his ass and tells him to scram.

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: When Fergus goes to negotiate with Cú Chulainn, Medb's foster son Etarcomol insists on coming along, which Fergus allows ''only'' if Etarcomol can keep his mouth shut and not insult the unstoppable demigod that's been decimating their army. Etarcomol then proceeds to insult the unstoppable demigod. Then he challenges the unstoppable demigod to a duel. ''Then'' he insists on continuing after the unstoppable demigod quickly kicks his ass and tells him to scram.



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25th Dec '15 12:12:09 PM Morgenthaler
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The Táin has been adapted into comics on a couple of occasions. (There's one [[http://paddybrown.co.uk/?cat=171 here]], and another in Modern Irish [[http://www.leabhar.com/shop.htm here]]). Irish Celtic-rock band ''{{Horslips}}'' made a concept album based on the story in 1973. Music/TheDecemberists' EP ''The Tain'' is a setting of Colin Meloy's interpretation/abridgment of the epic to EpicRocking.

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The Táin has been adapted into comics on a couple of occasions. (There's one [[http://paddybrown.co.uk/?cat=171 here]], and another in Modern Irish [[http://www.leabhar.com/shop.htm here]]). Irish Celtic-rock band ''{{Horslips}}'' ''Music/{{Horslips}}'' made a concept album based on the story in 1973. Music/TheDecemberists' EP ''The Tain'' is a setting of Colin Meloy's interpretation/abridgment of the epic to EpicRocking.
6th Oct '15 12:20:36 PM Sparkysharps
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** Earlier on, Ailill sends one of his underlings to steal Fergus's sword while he and Medb are having sex as a way to humiliate him, rendering Fergus impotent as a warrior until Ailill begrudgingly returns the sword in the final battle.



* FriendlyEnemy: Fergus [=MacRoach=]. The one-time king of Ulster and leader of the Ulster Exiles who fight for Medb. He's also Cú Chulainn's foster father, and is the only person in Medb's ranks whom he never raises arms against.

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* FriendlyEnemy: Fergus [=MacRoach=]. The one-time king of Ulster and leader of the Ulster Exiles who fight for Medb. He's also Cú Chulainn's foster father, and is the only person in Medb's ranks whom he never raises arms against. Cú Chulainn is likewise on friendly terms with Lugaid mac Nois, even sparing the man's brother during their CombatByChampion out of respect him.


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* ServileSnarker: Cú Chulainn's charioteer, Laeg, is probably the only person who can give Cú Chulainn lip and not die for it.


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* TreacherousAdvisor: Fergus does a great deal to undermine Medb and Ailill's raid out of lingering ties to Ulster. Medb's rather aware of this, but doesn't have any better options, and simply tries to minimize his treachery via sex.
4th Oct '15 12:06:48 PM Sparkysharps
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* KillerRabbit: At its heart, the ''Tain Bo Cuailnge'' is an extended Dread Killer Puppy of Ulster sketch, wherein an entire army gets wrecked by one small-for-his-age teenager, much to their enduring disbelief.
29th May '15 3:00:45 PM karstovich2
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The ''Táin Bó Cúailnge'', a.k.a. ''The Cattle Raid of Cooley'', is an ancient Irish story from the Ulster Cycle of Myth/CelticMythology. The oldest surviving manuscripts are in Middle Irish and date to the 12th century, but there are allusions to it in poems of the 7th century, and elements of it are strikingly similar to things the [[AncientGreece Greeks]] and [[AncientRome Romans]] used to say of the Celts.

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The ''Táin Bó Cúailnge'', a.k.a. ''The Cattle Raid of Cooley'', is an ancient Irish story from the Ulster Cycle of Myth/CelticMythology. The oldest surviving manuscripts are in Middle Irish and date to the 12th century, but there are allusions to it in Old Irish poems of the 7th century, and elements of it are strikingly similar to things the [[AncientGreece Greeks]] and [[AncientRome Romans]] used to say of the Celts.
29th May '15 3:00:27 PM karstovich2
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The ''Táin Bó Cúailnge'', a.k.a. ''The Cattle Raid of Cooley'', is an ancient Irish story from the Ulster Cycle of Myth/CelticMythology. The oldest surviving manuscripts date to the 12th century, but there are allusions to it in poems of the 7th century, and elements of it are strikingly similar to things the [[AncientGreece Greeks]] and [[AncientRome Romans]] used to say of the Celts.

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The ''Táin Bó Cúailnge'', a.k.a. ''The Cattle Raid of Cooley'', is an ancient Irish story from the Ulster Cycle of Myth/CelticMythology. The oldest surviving manuscripts are in Middle Irish and date to the 12th century, but there are allusions to it in poems of the 7th century, and elements of it are strikingly similar to things the [[AncientGreece Greeks]] and [[AncientRome Romans]] used to say of the Celts.



The Táin has been adapted into comics on a couple of occasions. (There's one [[http://paddybrown.co.uk/?cat=171 here]], and another in modern Irish [[http://www.leabhar.com/shop.htm here]]). Irish Celtic-rock band ''{{Horslips}}'' made a concept album based on the story in 1973. Music/TheDecemberists' EP ''The Tain'' is a setting of Colin Meloy's interpretation/abridgment of the epic to EpicRocking.

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The Táin has been adapted into comics on a couple of occasions. (There's one [[http://paddybrown.co.uk/?cat=171 here]], and another in modern Modern Irish [[http://www.leabhar.com/shop.htm here]]). Irish Celtic-rock band ''{{Horslips}}'' made a concept album based on the story in 1973. Music/TheDecemberists' EP ''The Tain'' is a setting of Colin Meloy's interpretation/abridgment of the epic to EpicRocking.
3rd May '15 6:16:10 PM Smurfton
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* CelticMythology

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* CelticMythologyMyth/CelticMythology
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