Cuchulain or Cuchullin [ko͞o kul′in]
Celt. Legend a heroic warrior who single-handedly defends his country against invaders

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  • Cuchulain —    Cuchulain was the greatest hero of medieval Ireland. The stories of his deeds belong to the ULSTER CYCLE of Irish tales, where Cuchulain is presented as the nephew of Conchobar, king of Ulster. Cuchulain was reputed to possess great personal… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Cuchulain — or Cuchullin [ko͞o kul′in] n. 〚Ir〛 Celt. Legend a heroic warrior who single handedly defends his country against invaders * * * Cu·chul·ain or Cu·chul·ainn also Cu Chul·ainn (ko͞o kŭlʹĭn, KHŭlʹ ) n. Mythology …   Universalium

  • Cuchulain — Cú Chulainn [ kuː xulin] (irisch Hund von Culainn), auch Cuchulain, Cúchulainn, Cuchulinn oder Cuchullin, ist eine Figur aus der irischen Mythologie. Er ist der bedeutendste Kämpfer und Held der Kriegervereinigung vom Roten Zweig, den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cuchulain (comics) — Cuchulain Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #3 (June 1993). Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics …   Wikipedia

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  • Cuchulain — /kuˈhulən/ (say kooh hoohluhn) noun Celtic Legend the hero of the Gaelic epic Táin Bó Cúalnge ( The Cattle Raid of Cooley ), centred in the kingdom of Ulster. Also, Cuchulainn, Cuchullain …  

  • Táin bó Cuailnge — (The Cattle Raid of Cooley) (ca. sixth century)    The central narrative of the Old Irish ULSTER CYCLE (a heroic cycle of tales concerned with the deeds of the great hero CUCHULAIN), the Táin bó Cuailnge is the closest thing in Old Irish to a… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Cúchulainn — IPA|/kuːˈxʊlɪnʲ/ (Audio|Cuchulain audio.ogg|pronunciation) (Irish for Hound of Culann ; also spelled Cú Chulainn, Cú Chulaind, Cúchulain, or Cuchullain) is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in… …   Wikipedia

  • At the Hawk's Well — is a one act play by William Butler Yeats, first performed in 1916 and published in 1917. It is one of five plays by Yeats which are loosely based on the stories of Cuchulain [The other Cuchulain plays by Yeats are: On Baile s Strand , The Green… …   Wikipedia

  • Cú Chulainn — For other uses, see Cú Chulainn (disambiguation). Cuchulain Slays the Hound of Culain , illustration by Stephen Reid from Eleanor Hull s The Boys Cuchulain, 1904 Cú Chulainn ([kuːˈxʊlˠɪnʲ] ( …   Wikipedia

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