This is a short feature about the greatest of Irish heroes, the Ulsterman known as Cú Chulainn (Hound of Culann). His life was a fascinating sequence of action, adventure and romance little known outside the bounds of the Emerald Isle, and not well enough known within.
From the tough little boy, Setanta, to the most respected warrior that Ireland has ever known, the story of Cú Chulainn is one to match the most wonderful of any to emerge from ancient Greece. Cú Chulainn would have kicked Archilles’ ass easily enough, with plenty left over in the tank to destroy Heracles, Perseus and Odysseus. Hera would have been terrified of the Ulster warrior and both Artemis and Aphrodite would have gotten into a cat-fight over him with Eros afraid to shoot his arrows lest Cú Chulainn got pissed off and wrung his irritating neck. Our boy was a man, a real man. It would have taken 2-3 days to walk around his chest and his farts could tumble a male Polar Bear. His pubes were like filings of iron, and Desperate Dan was his obedient go-for. You getting the picture?
Take the time to view this brief introduction to the man who represented Ireland like no other, then or since, The Hound of Ulster.
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