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Legendary warrior of Celtic mythology who appears in many stories. In Bricriu's Feast in the Ulster cycle, he is one of three knights challenged by a giant to let him chop their heads off after they behead him; of the three, only Cú Chulainn keeps the bargain. Conall Cernach is probably related to Cernunnos, and their names may be cognates. See alsoGawain.
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