Meaning of CÚ CHULAINN in English


or Cuchulain

In ancient Irish Gaelic literature, a powerful warrior and the central character in the Ulster cycle .

The son of the god Lugus and Dechtire, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa , he was the greatest of the warriors loyal to Conchobar. He had seven fingers on each hand, seven toes on each foot, and seven pupils in each eye. He defended Ulster single-handed at 17 against the forces of Medb, queen of Connaught. In times of rage he could become uncontrollable.

Britannica English dictionary.      Английский словарь Британика.