Cumascach

Irish - Son of Aedh mac Ainmhireach. He demanded the right, as the son of a high-king, to sleep with the wife of Brandubh, king of Leinster, who disguised himself as a cook, locked the doors of the house and set it on fire. Glasdamh, a satirist, persuaded Brandubh to allow him to escape but then allowed Cumascach to escape in his place. One of Brandubh's men killed Cumascach as he tried to leave Leinster and the Leinstermen defeated the army subsequently brought by the high-king to avenge his son's death. Sometimes identified as Cumascach.

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