In "Cu Chulainn II," Ni Dhomhnaill undermines euhemerizing
redactors of the Tain who insist upon Sualtaim as Cuchulain's father by having his mother Deichtine respond to her son's questions about his paternity with a leveling glance that bespeaks a wealth of knowledge she isn't about to divulge: the closing couplet, "Da ndeanfadh scans go n-imeodh/an domhan mor uile ina raic" alludes to Muriel Rukeyser, "if one woman were to tell the truth/about her life/ the world would split open.
52) Other clearly apologetic aspects of the work include the Euhemerizing
interpretation of Greek mythology evident throughout his discussion of early Greek history and the constant stress on the accuracy and truth of the Bible in comparison with the uncertain and conflicting nature of pagan historians and their chronologies,(53) both aspects aimed at sympathetic pagan readers;(54) the implicitly negative stress on Jewish chronology (Jerome, [22a.
More fully, Wulfstan's own wording in this sentence and the sentence following it, and leading forward to the euhemerizing
of Saturn, reads thus (I append a translation, differing a little from Robinson's for the part used by him):