C) Intoxicating Goddesses conferring Sovereignty?

In the previous part, we saw that Medb was depicted several times in Táin Bó Cuailnge [‘The Cattle Raid of Cooley’] offering a cup of intoxicating drink to warriors so as to achieve her ends, which is to subdue the invincible Ulster champion, Cú Chulainn. Each time, she also promises the warrior the hand of her daughter, which means access to the future throne of Connacht. Therefore, it can be noticed that the intoxicating drink, embodying Medb herself, is related to the notion of sovereignty, which Medb symbolises perfectly.