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Cath Maige Tuired: The Second Battle of Mag Tuired (Author: [unknown])

section 127

Now when the time came for the great battle, the Fomoire marched out of their encampment and formed themselves into strong indestructible battalions. There was not a chief nor a skilled warrior among them without armour against his skin, a helmet on his head, a broad [gap: meaning of text unclear] spear in his right hand, a heavy sharp sword on his belt, a strong shield on his shoulder. To attack the Fomorian host that day was 'striking a head against a cliff,' was 'a hand in a serpent's nest,' was 'a face brought close to fire.'