brain-ball

Irish - The missile that killed Conor mac Nessa. This missile had been made from a mixture of lime and the crushed brains of Mac Da Tho (or in some accounts of Meas Geaghra) by Conalll Cearnach. Cet, or in some stories Conall, flung this stone from his sling, striking Conor in the forehead, from where it could not be dislodged. Seven years later it exploded, killing Conor. At times, referred to as brain-ball.

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