"Cuchulain. Say it after me, Coo-hoo-lin"
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Cuchulain, originally named Setanta, was an ancient Irish hero.  Like Hercules, his father was a god and his mother was mortal.  When he was young he was told by an eagle that he was special and must choose between an ordinary but long life and a glorious but short one.  He chose the latter.