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Cuchúlain

Cu Chulainn was a hero from Ulster. He was the son of the god, Lugh, and his childhood name was Setanta. In a way, he is like a viking, or even the Incredible Hulk, because he is taken by fits of extreme rage, which gives to his success in war. Cu Chulainn is killed by javelins made by the sons of Calidin. He hears battle cries and sees warriors that are really just illusions conjured up by the enemy. After being hit, he tied himself to a pillar so that he could stand upright to face his…

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As the Ottoman Islamic armies advanced towards Vienna in 1529, the city's population organised an ad-hoc resistance formed from local farmers, peasants and civilians determined to repel the inevitable attack. The defenders were supported by a variety of European mercenaries, namely German Landsknecht pikemen. [“Five Landsknechte“, Radierung von Daniel Hopfer, 1530]