The Tain bo Cuailnge

  1. Sources for the Tain

    1. Recension 1:

      1. The Book of the Dun Cow (c. 1106)
      2. The Yellow Book of Lucan (c. 1390)

    2. Recension 2:

      1. The Book of Leinster (c. 1160)

  2. The Raid

    1. The Cause of the Raid (52-65).
    2. The Encounter with Cuchulainn and the story of his deeds (65-92)
    3. Cuchulainn demonstrates his ability (92-114)
    4. Single Combat and the rage of Cuchulainn (114-156)
    5. Cuchulainn fights his own (156-206).
    6. Ulster rises (206-235).
    7. The final battle and the death of Finnbennach (238-253).