"...warriors without peer and as capable of as much wit and wisdom as they are of carnage. It is this Cuchulain's relationship to his violent nature which bedevils the character throughout. The young warrior appears to be in love with glory and mayhem even as war (in the guise of the Goddess Morrigan) is quite literally in love with him. Initially a perfect suitor, Cuchulain's thoughtful nature causes him to brood on the nature of conflict which costs him the lives of both his best friend and his son. Queen Maeve most eruditely expresses concern that the hero will be remembered only for his feats in battle and not for his gentleness or intelligence..."