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CUCHULAIN, Champion of Ireland. Why Are We Doing This?. To make connections with “ Sibi ” To explore how myths relate to each other, even when they come from different cultures. Irish vs. Indian. Major Accomplishments. Cuchulain =major Irish warrior

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Why are we doing this
Why Are We Doing This?

  • To make connections with “Sibi”

  • To explore how myths relate to each other, even when they come from different cultures

Irish vs indian
Irish vs. Indian

Major accomplishments
Major Accomplishments

  • Cuchulain=major Irish warrior

  • Fought dragons, Druids, sorcerers, and other magical enemies

Origin story
Origin Story

  • N. Ireland

  • N. Ireland doesn’t get along very well with the rest of Ireland

  • Cuchulain often fought the S. Irish

The strongest of the three
The Strongest of the Three

  • He and two other heroes tried to prove who was the most powerful/strongest of them all

  • 1st hero: Laegire

  • 2nd hero: ConallCearnach

What happened
What Happened…

  • Cuchulain and three other warriors compete to see who is the best

  • First test: 3 vicious beasts send 1st two heroes into the rafters—only Cuchulain is brave enough to slay them


  • Second test: giant/dragon attack

  • Again, other two heroes are sissies: they cower while Cuchulain thrusts his arm down the dragon’s throat and tears out its heart

Still complaining
Still Complaining…

  • None of these tests are good enough for Laegire and ConallCearnach

  • They whine, not willing to believe that Cuchulain is superior to themselves

  • Feast at King’s hall

  • Giant walks in

  • Demands that one hero step forth and cut off his head

  • The next night, the giant will return and chop off the hero’s own head

  • ConallCearnach and Cuchulain are absent, so it has to be Laegire

  • When it’s time for Laegire to return, however, to get his own head chopped off…

  • Conall, however, is willing to take the challenge

  • He slices off the giant’s head…

  • And the next night, when it’s his turn…

  • So Cuchulain takes off the giant’s head, knowing that tomorrow, he will be next