These may nearly all be referred to the oldest heroic Irish cycle, the Ultonian, of which Cuchulainn is the most prominent figure.
An instructive parallel may be adduced from the saga of Cuchulainn.
And she promised Cuchulainn as a reward that he would get Fand to wife.
Cuchulainn had seen her, and had succeeded in gaining her love.
They fight for hours, until at last Lugaid falls by Conall, and Cuchulainn is avenged.
One of the finest of them is only a few hundred yards from the dun of Cuchulainn.
Her army is flying in rout homeward across the Shannon, closely pursued by Cuchulainn.
To capture the two birds, Cuchulainn cast a javelin at them, but they escaped, though injured.
And thus it was that the Sidhe-women failed to steal away the great Cuchulainn.
Till the end of a year Cuchulainn lay on his sick-bed at Emain-Macha without speaking to any one.