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David Stifter wrote:
> Neil McLeod wrote:
> 
>> And Cormac's appalling behaviour
>> is not yet at an end:
> 
> But I used to think that Cormac always was THE good guy...
> 
> David

Me too. But as this story is the origin legend of the CĂ­annachta, it 
seems to be designed to promote their story rather than that of their 
overlord.  (It may have something to do with politics in Brega in the 
later period.)

Bear in mind that Conchobar mac Nessa was usually described of as an 
ideal king as well. But that description might in fact have been ironic. 
His actions are strikingly unkingly at times.

Neil