The Tain Bó Cualigne | The Brown Bull of Cooley

The story proper begins with Ailill and Medb king and queen of Connacht, who compare their respective wealths and find that the only thing that distinguishes them is Ailill’s possession of the phenomenally fertile white bull called Finnbhennach. He had been born into Medb’s herd of cattle but scorned being owned by a woman and […]

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The Tain Bó Cualigne | The Brown Bull of Cooley

The story proper begins with Ailill and Medb king and queen of Connacht, who compare their respective wealths and find that the only thing that distinguishes them is Ailill’s possession of the phenomenally fertile white bull called Finnbhennach. He had been born into Medb’s herd of cattle but scorned being owned by a woman and […]

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