“I will be an eel, and I will draw a noose about thy feet in the ford, so that it will be a great unequal war for thee."
"I swear to the god that the Ulstermen swear by," said Cú Chulainn, "I will break thee against a green stone of the ford; and thou shalt have no healing from me, if thou leavest me not."
"I will in truth be a grey wolf against thee," said she, "and I will strip a stripe' from thee, from thy right (hand) till it extends to thy left."
"I will beat thee from me," said he, "with the spear, till thy left or thy right eye bursts from thy head, and thou shalt never have healing from me, if thou leavest me not."
"I shall in truth," she said, "be for thee as a white heifer with red ears and I will go into a lake near to the ford in which thou art in combat against a man who is thine equal in feats, and one hundred white, red-eared cows shall be behind me and 'truth of men' shall on that day be tested; and they shall take thy head from thee."
"I will cast at thee with a cast of my sling," said Cú Chulainn, "so as to break either thy left or thy right leg from under thee; and thou shalt have no help from me if thou leavest me not.”