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- proper n. A large body of prose and verse centering around the traditional heroes of Ulaid and the reign of Conchobar mac Nessa. One of the four major cycles of Irish Mythology.
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The heroic cycle (or Red Branch, Cuchulainn, or Ulster Cycle as it is variously called), on the other hand, deals with the history of the
A definition or brief description of Ulster Cycle.
Togail Bruidne Da Derga, by including Conall Cernach and Maine Mílscothach, likewise makes Conaire's reign contemporary with the events of the Ulster Cycle, which in other stories are synchronised with the life of Christ.