Who is Cuchulain?

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otherwise known as setanta, cu chulainn means "hound of culann" a title he got after slaying the great guard dog of the king of ulster. he then took on the duties himself. a great folk hero, credited with many feats of bravery and strength. died tragically fighting his friend ferdia. New Answer Actually he wasn't killed by Ferdia.CuChulainn killed Ferdia with his spear called the Gae Bolg (which means 'belly spear') during a two day battle at a river during the invasion of Ulster buy Queen Medb. CuChulainn was killed after the invasion when he was stapped with his own spear by Lugaid Mac ConRoi who was the son of the king of Muster, CuRoi, who was also killed by CuChulainn.

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