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An axe was thrown by Tuirbe Trágmar from his Hill of Axe in the full of floodtide as a means of forbidding the sea to come beyond it. In the story Fled Bricrenn [Briccriu's Feast], the churl Cráebruad (Cú Roí in disguise) challenges the Ulster heroes to a beheading contest with an axe, a challenge which only Cúchulainn will accept.

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