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Cúscraid


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Ulster hero who bears the epithet Menn, Mend, Menn Machae [Ir., the stammerer, inarticulate one, of Macha]. Cúscraid is a son of Conchobar mac Nessa who takes a leading role in Scéla Mucce meic Da Thó [The Story of Mac Da Thó's Pig], in which he is wounded by Cet mac Mátach and slain by Mac Cécht. S. J. O'Grady changed the name to Cowshra Mend Macha in his imaginative History of Ireland (Dublin, 1878).

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