In Scottish mythology, Uathach had spurned the advances of Cochar Croibhe, the same character as Cochar Crufe. When she first saw Cúchullain, she instantly fell in love with him, and he with her. He was so taken by her beauty, that he forgot his strength and broke her hand. Seeing this, Cochar Croibhe challenged Cúchullain to the death, despite Uathach's protests. When Cúchullain won the duel, he became Uathach's lover.