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CLIP 7836

'Cúchulainn': In Love and war (pt 3/5)

'Cúchulainn': In Love and war (pt 3/5)
Key Info
  • 'Cúchulainn': In Love and war (pt 3/5)
  • Duration: 04:39
  • In the third part of the story of Cúchulainn, he falls in love with Emer, one of the most beautiful women in Ireland. They pledge loyalty but soon they must part as he has to continue his military studies in Scotland with Scathach. Emer gives him a love token which he promises never to part with. With difficulty he finally joins Scathach's camp and daily improves his skills. As a test Scathach demands his love brooch. He refuses her and he is pitted against a multi-faceted enemy. His love token lost, he returns crestfallen to Ireland. Emer realises he will always put his work first and regretfully they part. Part 4 can be found in clip 07837.
  • Subject:



    Stories: From Other Cultures

  • Keywords: legend, Irish, warrior, Hound of Ulster, Cúchulainn, Táin Bó Cúailnge, The Cattle Raid of Cooley
Ideas for use in class
  • Cú Chulainn took ‘four days and four nights’ to get to Scotland. How many ways can you find to travel to Scotland nowadays and how long does each route take?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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