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  • Celtic Celtic (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Sorcery and Medicinal Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
  • Friendly and Dangerous Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)

A Giant from the folklore of Ireland who challenged the heroes of the court of Conchobar. He contested that anyone could severe his head off as long as they would have the same done to them by Uath on the following day. Conall of the Victories stood up and stated he would accept the challenge thinking that with Uath dead he could not be killed. However when he decapitated Uath’s head off, the Giant picked it up and placed it back on his shoulders. The same then happened to Leary the Triumphant. Finally the legendary Cuchulainn accepted the challenged and smashed Uath’s head into the ground. But yet again the Giant picked up his own head and walked away. The following day, only Cuchulainn was bravest enough to return to have himself beheaded. Cuchulainn went down on his knees and awaited his fate. Uath brought up the axe high above his head but then he smashed it into the ground. Uath explained that Cuchulainn was the bravest warrior and so as a reward his life was to be spared. Uath then transformed into the King of Munster.

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