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[Ir., spectre].

Sometimes Uathach of the Glen. Daughter of Scáthach and sometime lover of Cúchulainn. Initially, Uathach welcomes Cúchulainn when he comes to Scáthach for training. Scáthach later promises her to him without requiring the bride-price. Forgetful of his strength, Cúchulainn accidentally breaks her finger while she is serving him. Her scream brings her lover, whom Cúchulainn makes short work of; to make amends Cúchulainn takes his place, including becoming Uathach's lover.

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