The original Irish macho man, Cúchulainn battled monsters and heroes for his boss—who just happened to be his uncle, King Conchobar mac Nessa. Like Hercules, Cúchulainn is buff, handsome, and a total ladies' man. But don't rub him the wrong way or you might find yourself on the wrong end of this warrior's fierce temper. He's the superhero of Ulster, a kingdom in northern Ireland, who serves his ruler loyally, but he loves to duke it out, too. He also flexes his guns on the sports field while scoring major points with the ladies—and a few goals, too.
Cúchulainn (the Hound of Culain), the Hound of Ulster
Emain Macha, the king's capital city, or my home fortress of Dun Dealgan
Work & Education
Guardian of Culain's fortress, warrior for King Conchobar mac Nessa
I was trained as a warrior of the legendary Red Branch, a.k.a. heroes' boot camp.
I support the king, but I'm also a born rebel.
Family & Friends (& Enemies)
The hero-god Lugh and Dechtire, sister of King Conchobar. My stepdad is Sualtam.
Conlaoch (with Aoife)
Conchobar mac Nessa is my uncle and my patron. Laeg is my charioteer and Ferdiad's my BFF. Cathbad the Druid is kinda like a father figure, watching out to make sure I don't kill myself in battle or anything.
Medb and her husband, Ailill, are the rulers of Connacht in central-western Ireland. They keep trying to steal the famous Brown Bull of Cooley from its owner in Ulster. The Morrigan, goddess of war, also hates me because she was into me and I turned her down. Bricriu's no friend of mine, either—he's a fellow warrior, but a trickster at heart.
I'm married to Emer, but I've dated a lot of cuties. My little black book includes the warrior Scathach, her sister Aoife, and Scathach's daughter Uathach. My past girlfriends also include the goddess Fand and my friend's wife, Blaithine.
Yeah, I get around.
Heroes (Think what good that cheerleader would have done for the armies of Ulster.) The Office (Dwight's special skills could have come in handy in Ireland.) The A-Team (I pity the fool who's never seen this show.) WWE Smackdown (I'm not sure if this is real, but it's pretty fun to watch.)
"I had that stubborn streak. The Irish in me, I guess." – Gregory Peck
"Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed." – Bob Riley
"You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round." – James J. Corbett
"I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun." – Babe Ruth
Monster by Kanye West ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver (I can tell these guys have done some monster-slaying in their time.) Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen (I can't really relate to being born in the USA, but the guitar parts are sweet.) Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (Who's Billie Jean? Where can I find her? What's her number?) Hound Dog by Elvis Presley (This song was about Culain's hound. There's no doubt in my mind.) Nuthin' but a "G" Thang by Dr. Dre ("G" stands for "Gaelic.") Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees (There's nothing harder than "stayin' alive" when you're being chased down by dozens of chariots.) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones (My warm-up song before I hop into my chariot.) Fight the Power by Public Enemy (In my case, I fought the powers that tried to steal the Brown Bull of Cooley.)
Monsters, Inc. (Why wasn't Culain's hound one of the evil monsters?) Above the Law (Steven Seagal was pretty fighting fit here. That's back when he could take me on.) Rocky (That run up the stairs isn't even a small part of my training regimen.) Superman (This guy has some nice moves.) Ondine (You've gotta love Colin Farrell, my grandson to the fortieth degree.) The Godfather (This is a family that knew how to take care of business.) Dr. No (In my next life, I think I'll be a spy.) Hercules (This isn't a traditional hero's journey, but I'll buy it.)
Activities & Interests
Mr. Universe competitions Miss Universe competitions Chariot racing Drinking games Football (like any good Irishman) My biceps
Military history Sports science Irish studies Royal genealogy Heraldry