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Saga about Kukhudin

Birth of Kukhulin
One day, birds of an unknown breed flooded the land and began to devour all the fruits, cereals, grass, all the greenery up to the root. Then, to save their nutrition, the dealers decide to equip nine chariots and start hunting for birds. The ruler of the Confederates, Konkhobar and his sister Dehtira, also leave for hunting. Soon they overtake the birds. Those fly a huge flock led by the most beautiful bird in the world. They are only nine to twenty, and they are divided into pairs, each of which is joined by a gold chain. Surprisingly, all birds, except for three, disappear, and it is precisely behind them that rallies, but here they overtake the night, so that these three birds hide. Then the dealings spread out the chariots and send a few people to look for a shelter for the night. Those sent quickly find a lonely new home, covered with white bird feathers. He is not trimmed in any way and is not cleaned up, and there are no even poles and blankets in it. The two masters, husband and wife, sitting in the house, greet the incumbent gently. Despite the lack of food and the small size of the house, the dealers decide to go there. They enter all in it, as they were, together with horses and chariots, and it turns out that all this occupies very little space in the house. They find food and blankets. After they are at night, the beautiful young man of unusually high growth appears in the door. He says it's time for dinner, and the fact that the arrangements were eaten earlier was just a snack. And then they are served various meals and drinks, according to the taste and desire of everyone, after which they, having become full and overwhelmed, begin to have fun. Then the husband asks Deshtiray to help his wife, giving birth at that moment in the next room. Dehtire enters the maternity ward. Soon he produces a boy. When the units wake up in the morning, there is no more home, no hosts, no birds. They return home, taking a newborn boy with them.
He is brought up under Dehtyre until he grows up. At the young age, he becomes seriously ill and dies. Dehtyre is very sad about the death of his adopted son. She does not eat and drink anything for three days, and then she is in the strongest thirst for her. Several people drink a cup of drink, and when she brings her to her lips, it seems to her that some tiny animal wants to jump from her cup to her mouth. The rest of the animals do not notice any animal. She feeds her cup again, and while she drinks, the animal slips into her mouth and slips into her mouth. At that time, Dehtire falls into a dream that lasts until the next day. In a dream she sees a certain man and announces that now she conceived from him. He also says that it was he who created the birds, created a house where settled nights, and created a woman who was tormented by sorts. He himself took the shape of a boy, who was born there and whom he raised, and recently mourned Dehtyre. Now he returned in the form of a little animal that penetrated into her body. He then named his name - Meadow of the Long Hand, the son of Ethel, - and said that from him in Deshtira will be born a son named Setana. After this, Dechtira became pregnant. No one among the clergy can understand who she conceived and even begin to say that the culprit is her brother Konkhobar. After this, Suhaltam, the son of Roig, marries Deshtira. And Conchobar gives his sister a wife. She is very ashamed to climb on his bed, being pregnant, and begins to beat himself on the back and hips, until - as it seemed to her - is not freed from the fetus. At this moment she regains her virginity. After this, she rises on the bed of Sületham and gives him a son with the size of a three-year-old child. He is called Setanta and his foster father is Kulan Smith. The name of Setana is borne by the boy until he kills the dog of Kulan and does not serve him for that. From that time they began to call him Kukhulin.
Cuchulain disease
once a year for all uladы sobyralys Prazdnika Samhain, and, yet dlylsya this Prazdnika (tselыh Seven days) bыvalo there is not nothing, except yhr, festivals, and pyrov uhoschenyy. The affair of the gathered soldiers, who loved it, was to boast of his victories and exploits. Once upon a holiday, all the arrangements gathered, except Konala Victory and Fergus, the son of Roiga. Kukhulin decides not to start without them, since Fergus is his adoptive father, and the Coal is a milk brother. While the gathering is playing chess and listening to songs, a flock of birds is flocking to the nearby lake, the finest of which no one has ever seen in the whole of Ireland. Women have a desire to get them, and they argue that their husband will be more cunning in catching these birds.
One of the women in the name of everyone asks Kukhulin to harvest birds, and when he begins to swear, he reproaches him that he is the culprit for the stroke of many lovers of Uladskim women in him, for he himself curls one eye from fury during the battle, and women do it's in order to be like him. Then Kukhulin makes such a raid on the birds that all their paws and wings fall into the water. Kukhulin uses his chains to capture all birds and divides them between women. Each one receives two birds, and only Inhuba, the beloved Kukhulina, remains without a gift. He promises him to catch the most beautiful birds the next time.
Soon there are two birds beneath the lake, connected by a golden chain. They sing so sweet that they all fall into sleep, and Kukhulin rushes on them. Loig and Inguba warn him that there is a secret force in the birds and it is better not to touch them, but Cucuilin can not but keep his word. He twice curses stones in birds, but twice fails, and then pierces the wing of one of them with his spear. The birds disappear at once, and Kukhulin goes to a high stone and falls asleep. In a dream, they are two women in green and purple cloaks and beat him with whips almost to death. When Kukhulin wakes up, he can only ask him to move him to bed on the house. There he, without saying a word, lies for a whole year.
Exactly a year later, on the same day Samayna, when Kukhulin is still in bed surrounded by several settlements, a man suddenly enters a certain husband and sits directly opposite the Kukhulin's bed. He says that Kukhulin will heal the daughter of Aida Abraba - Liban and Fand in love with him if he helps their father to deal with their enemies. After this, the husband unexpectedly disappears, and Kukhulin rises from the bed and tells the settlers about everything that happened to him. On the advice of the leader of the Conchobar breeds, he goes to the same stone, where a year ago he overcame the illness, and he meets a woman in a green cloak. She turns out to be the daughter of Aida Abraba named Liban and says she has come to ask him for help and friendship at the request of his sister Fand, who loves Kukhulin and will bind him with life if he will help his wife Liban-Labray to fight against his enemies. However, Kukhulin is not able to go with her right away and decides to send Luiga first so that he will find out all about the country where Liban came from. Loig goes along with Liban, and meets with Fand, with Labrayde, but if Fand is very grateful to Loig and impresses him with his beauty, then LaBride is unhappy because of the difficult battle with a huge army waiting for him. LaBride asks Loiga to rush for Kukhulin, and he returns. He tells Kukhulina that he has seen a lot of beautiful women and Fand, surpassing the beauty of all the rest, while Kuchulin, during the story of his chest, feels that his mind is cleared up and forces arrive. He asks Loiga to call his wife Emmer. Emer, having learned what is happening to her husband, first accuses the inaction of the clans who are not seeking a means to help him, and then calls on Kukhulin to overcome himself and get out of bed. Cucuilin shakes his weakness and numbness and goes back to the stone with which he had a vision. There he meets Liban and goes with her to Labrada.
With both of them they go to look at the enemy army, and it seems to them immeasurable. Kukhulin asks Labrada to leave, and early in the morning he kills the leader of their enemies - Eohail Iul - when he goes to the handle to wash. The battle is tied up, and soon the enemies turn to flight. But Kukhulin can not calm down his rage. On the advice of Loiga Labride, he prepares three cups of cold water to cool the hero's flames. After this, Cucoolin shares the bed with Fand and walks around her for a month and then returns home.
Shortly after returning, he again calls on Fand for a love date. But Emer recognizes this, takes a knife and, accompanied by fifty women, goes to the designated place to kill the girl. Kuchulin, seeing Emmer, stops her and forbids approaching Fand. From this, Emer enters into great sorrow, and the defeated Kuchulin promises never to break with her. Now Time is saddened by Fand - she is abandoned and must return to herself. However, Fand's husband, Manannan, who left her when she fell in love with Cucuilain, learns about what's going on and hurries to Fand. When she meets her husband, she decides to return to him. But when Cucuilin sees that Fand is being removed from Manandan, he falls into great tribulation and goes to the mountains where he lives without taking food and drink. Only the Conchobar sent guys, druids and singers can connect Kukhulin, to defile him with a drink of oblivion and bring home. Emer gives the same drink, and Manandan shakes his cloak between the Fand and Cuhulin so that they never meet.
Death of Kukhulin
Kukhulin is going to battle, but fifty royal women are blocking his path so as not to let go of new feats. With the help of three chunks of cold water, they are able to cool his flames and hold on that day from the exit for battle. But other women reject Kukhulin inaction and call for the protection of their country. Kukhulin is equipped and comes to his horse, but he turns three times to him on the left side, which foreshadows a great misfortune. On the night before the trip to the goddess of war, Morrigan breaks Chukhlin's chariot, for he knows that he will not return home again. Nevertheless, Kuchulin is on his way. On the way, he visits his nurse, and then meets the three curves on the left eye of the old ladies, roasting dog meat. At Kukhulin lay a wage - do not give up food from any hearth, but do not eat the dog's meat. He is trying to get around the old woman, but they notice him and invite him to try their food, Cuculin eats dog meat with his left hand and puts bones under his left bed, from which they lose the former fortress. Then Kuchulin, along with his ancestor, Loog comes to the battlefield.
Meanwhile, the commander of his enemies Erk comes up with such a trick: all their troops move into a single wall, and on each corner put out a pair of strongest warriors and a caster that will have to ask Kukhulin to lend him a spear that can strike the king. Approaching the enemy army, Kukhulin immediately engages in the battle and so works with a spear and a sword that the plain becomes gray from the brains of those killed. Suddenly, Kukhulin sees at the edge of the troops two warring soldiers struggling with each other and the caster who calls on him to split the warriors. Kukhulin attacks everyone with such a blow that the brain acts through them through the nose and ears and they fall dead. Then the caster asking for a spear, Kukhulin refuses to give it, but, under the threat of being pardoned for scum, agrees. One of the enemy warriors - Luhayd - kisses a spear in Kukhulin and kills him with a muzzle of Loog. Cuculin goes to another flank of the troops and sees again two fighters. He disassembles them, throwing them in different directions with such force that they fall dead at the foot of the adjacent rock. The sculptor standing next to them again asks for his spear, Cuhulin refuses again, but at the risk of disguising all the arrangements gives him. Then Erk curses a spear in Kukhulina, but falls into his horse named Gray from Mahi. A mortally injured horse flees into the Gray lake, where he has once been harvested by Kukhulin, taking off half his hat on his neck. But Kukhulin rests with his foot in the remaining half of the hollow and once again passes through the enemy army from end to end. Again, he notices two fighters who are beating each other, disassembling them in the same way as the previous ones, and again he meets the caster who asks for a spear. This time, Kukhulina had to be given to him in danger of disguising his family by mischief. Then Luhad takes that spear, mows it and reaches directly into Kukhulina, and even so that its inwards fall onto the chariot pillow. The deadly wounded Kukhulin asks the enemies who surrounded him to go for a swim in the Black Lake, and they allow him. He hardly reaches the lake, bathe, and then returns to the enemies and binds himself to a high stone, not wanting to die lying down or sitting. At this moment, Gray appears from Mahi to protect him, as long as there is a soul in him and a beam of light comes from his forehead. He kills fights with teeth, fifty, and each of the hoofs is thirty warriors. Long warriors do not dare to approach Kukhulina, thinking that he is alive, and only when the birds sit on his shoulders, Lugaid cuts off his head. mourns him and goes straight to Kuchulina, and even so that his insides fall on the chariot's pillow. The deadly wounded Kukhulin asks the enemies who surrounded him to go for a swim in the Black Lake, and they allow him. He hardly reaches the lake, bathe, and then returns to the enemies and binds himself to a high stone, not wanting to die lying down or sitting. At this moment, Gray appears from Mahi to protect him, as long as there is a soul in him and a beam of light comes from his forehead. He kills fights with teeth, fifty, and each of the hoofs is thirty warriors. Long warriors do not dare to approach Kukhulina, thinking that he is alive, and only when the birds sit on his shoulders, Lugaid cuts off his head. mourns him and goes straight to Kuchulina, and even so that his insides fall on the chariot's pillow. The deadly wounded Kukhulin asks the enemies who surrounded him to go for a swim in the Black Lake, and they allow him. He hardly reaches the lake, bathe, and then returns to the enemies and binds himself to a high stone, not wanting to die lying down or sitting. At this moment, Gray appears from Mahi to protect him, as long as there is a soul in him and a beam of light comes from his forehead. He kills fights with teeth, fifty, and each of the hoofs is thirty warriors. Long warriors do not dare to approach Kukhulina, thinking that he is alive, and only when the birds sit on his shoulders, Lugaid cuts off his head. and they allow him. He hardly reaches the lake, bathe, and then returns to the enemies and binds himself to a high stone, not wanting to die lying down or sitting. At this moment, Gray appears from Mahi to protect him, as long as there is a soul in him and a beam of light comes from his forehead. He kills fights with teeth, fifty, and each of the hoofs is thirty warriors. Long warriors do not dare to approach Kukhulina, thinking that he is alive, and only when the birds sit on his shoulders, Lugaid cuts off his head. and they allow him. He hardly reaches the lake, bathe, and then returns to the enemies and binds himself to a high stone, not wanting to die lying down or sitting. At this moment, Gray appears from Mahi to protect him, as long as there is a soul in him and a beam of light comes from his forehead. He kills fights with teeth, fifty, and each of the hoofs is thirty warriors. Long warriors do not dare to approach Kukhulina, thinking that he is alive, and only when the birds sit on his shoulders, Lugaid cuts off his head.
Then his army goes south, and he remains to take a bath and eat fish caught by him.
At this time, the Victory Coal will recognize the death of Cuhulin. Once they have concluded a treaty: one of them who dies first will be avenged by others. The coach is following the footsteps of an enemy troops, and Luhida soon remarks. They agree on a duel and arrive at an agreed place with different roads. There, the Coal immediately hurts Luhajda with a spear. Nevertheless, their battle lasts for a day, and only when the Kona's horse - Red Dew - pulls out a piece of meat from Luhail's body, Konal manages to cut off his head. Upon returning home, the arrangements do not suit any celebration, considering that all honors belong to Kukhulin. He appeared to the women who had kept him from going to the battle: his chariot swept through the air, and he himself, Kuchulin, who was standing on it, sings.