History Literature / TainBoCuailnge

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
3rd May '15 6:12:37 PM Smurfton
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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 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 CelticMythology.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.
5th Mar '15 8:24:30 AM brokenwit
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Medb, when Cú Chulainn confronts her after the final battle. May be the real reason he spared her.
3rd Feb '15 11:58:44 AM LordGro
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[[caption-width-right:275:How's the scheming today, Medb?]]

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[[caption-width-right:275:How's the scheming today, Medb?]]
[[caption-width-right:275: [-"Queen Maev" by J. C. Leyendecker (1911)-] ]]




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16th Jan '15 10:17:32 AM moloch
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Justified and defied. Cu Chulainn's massive kill count owed much to his use of guerrilla tactics. CombatByChampion forces him out in the open and, while none of Medb's EliteMooks have a chance against him, they ''can'' wear him down with fatigue and ScratchDamage.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Justified and defied. Cu Chulainn's massive kill count owed much to his use of guerrilla tactics. CombatByChampion forces him out in the open and, while none of Medb's EliteMooks have a chance against him, they ''can'' wear him down with fatigue and ScratchDamage.
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