A retelling of a traditional Irish folk tale. The king is on the way tovisiting Culain's house, when he sees a young boy, Setanta, playinghurling very bravely, and asks him to join them later. However, as heforgets to inform his host that he will have an extra visitor. Setantais attacked by Culain's guard dog — which he bravely fights and kills.As Culain is so sad at the loss of his prized hound, Setanta offers toguard the house and its grounds until a replacement is found. The king,impressed by the boy's bravery and skill, gives him the nameCulchulainn, the Hound of Ulster.