Bánchath Rochada‘The bloodless fight of Rochad’

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  • Táin bó Cúailnge
Episode found in the first recension of Táin bó Cúailnge
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Táin bó Cúailnge


Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn
Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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Lóeg mac RíangabraLóeg mac Ríangabra
Láeg mac Ríangabra
Cú Chulainn’s charioteer
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Rochad mac FathemáinRochad mac Fathemáin
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Findabair [daughter of Medb and Ailill]Findabair, Finnabair
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
daughter of Medb and Ailill in the Ulster Cycle
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Ailill mac MátaAilill mac Máta
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
king of Connacht, husband of Medb of Connacht
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Fergus mac RóichFergus mac Róich
(time-frame ass. with Ulster Cycle)
warrior in tales of the Ulster Cycle; former king of Ulster in exile in Connacht; Medb’s lover
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[ed.] [tr.] O'Rahilly, Cecile [ed. and tr.], Táin bó Cúailnge: Recension I, Dublin: DIAS, 1976.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
Lines 1658–1684 Recension I.
Dennis Groenewegen
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