Cúchulainn was Ireland's mightiest warrior and the son of Lugh, the solar God of art, skills, harvest and fire/light. But just as the prophecy had foretold that Cúchulainn would die young but his name would live on forever. The death of Cúchulainn comes from his long time rival Meabh Queen of Connacht and goes as such. During the war Cúchulainn had killed a man named Cailidín, who had six children. Maeve raise his children at her fort in Cruachan and had them learn sorcery . After seven years they returned to Maeve with three magic spears and it is prophesied that a king will fall by each of them. Meabh then sent the druids to find Cúchulainn and use their spells to fill his head with the sound of war and chaos. When Cúchulainn heard the sounds he was sure Ulster was being attacked once again. Cúchulainn rushed to the King’s fort at Eamhain Macha to gather his weapons and his chariot. Cathbad (the druid) feared some trickery and urged him not to go. Cúchulainn would not heed his advice and as he and Laeg (his chariot driver) sped away from Eamhain Macha as fast as he could go.On his way towards the sounds of war he comes across an old hag who offers him food, even though he desperately wanted to rush to the battle he had to accept the offer since one of his géis (A vow taken by individuals with breaking it usually leading to terrible things), but the food he was given was hound meat and eating dog was another of his géis but he had no choice but to eat it, and so he ate it and hurried on to the sounds. When Queen Meabh's forces saw his chariot racing through the gap of the north they were filled with fear. He drove through them time and time again and no one could stop him. Just then the druids of Cailidín came to the battle with the three magic spears. They gave the three spears to Cuchulainn’s greatest enemy Lugaid. Lugaid threw the first spear. Cúchulainn blocked it with his shield but it hit Laeg his faithful chariot driver, with his skill being so great that it was said that he was the king of chariot drivers. Lugaid threw the second spear but once more Cúchulainn escaped again but this time the spear hit his horse the Grey of Macha, the King of horses.