Debility of the Ultonians

Irish - An affliction of the men of Ulster. Macha had been forced to race against the king's horses even though she was pregnant, giving birth to twins after winning the race. She laid a curse on the men of Ulster so that, when they most needed their strength to fight, they became as weak as a woman at childbirth for five days and four nights. Also referred to as Debility of the Ultonians, Birth Pangs of Ulster, Birth Pangs of Ulster, Macha, Macha, Mac Mong Ruadh, Maccha, Mach, Connaught Maev, Medb, ces noi(n)dhen, ces noi(n)dhen, nainden, nainden, Debility, noinden or noinden.

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