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The Coming of Cuculain by Standish O'Grady
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THE COMING OF CUCULAIN

BY

STANDISH O'GRADY


Author of

"THE TRIUMPH AND PASSING OF CUCULAIN"

"IN THE GATES OF THE NORTH"

"THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE"

ETC.





PREFACE

There are three great cycles of Gaelic literature. The first
treats of the gods; the second of the Red Branch Knights of Ulster
and their contemporaries; the third is the so-called Ossianic. Of
the Ossianic, Finn is the chief character; of the Red Branch
cycle, Cuculain, the hero of our tale.

Cuculain and his friends are historical characters, seen as it