The Age of Chivalry eBook

Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 436 pages of information about The Age of Chivalry.

FAUNS, cheerful sylvan deities, represented in human form, with small horns, pointed ears, and sometimes goat’s tail

Faunus, son of Picus, grandson of Saturnus, and father of Latinus, worshipped as the protecting deity of agriculture and of shepherds, and also as a giver of oracles

FAVONIUS, the West wind


Fenris, a wolf, the son of Loki the Evil Principle of Scandinavia, supposed to have personated the element of fire, destructive except when chained

FENSALIR, Freya’s palace, called the Hall of the Sea, where were brought together lovers, husbands, and wives who had been separated by death

FERRAGUS, a giant, opponent of Orlando

FERRAU, one of Charlemagne’s knights

Ferrex. brother of Porrex, the two sons of Leir

Fire worshippers, of ancient Persia, See Parsees Flollo, Roman tribune in Gaul

Flora, Roman goddess of flowers and spring

FLORDELIS, fair maiden beloved by Florismart

Florismart, Sir, a brave knight,

Flosshilda, one of the Rhine daughters


Fortunate islands (See Elysian Plain)

Forum, market place and open square for public meetings in Rome, surrounded by court houses, palaces, temples, etc

Francus, son of Histion, grandson of Japhet, great grandson of
Noah, legendary ancestor of the Franks, or French

FREKI, one of Odin’s two wolves

Frey, or Freyr, god of the sun

Freya, Norse goddess of music, spring, and flowers

FRICKA, goddess of marriage

Frigga, goddess who presided over smiling nature, sending sunshine, rain, and harvest

FROH, one of the Norse gods

FRONTI’NO, Rogero’s horse

Furies (Erinnyes), the three retributive spirits who punished crime, represented as snaky haired old woman, named Alecto, Megaeira, and Tisiphone

FUSBERTA, Rinaldo’s sword


Gaea, or Ge, called Tellus by the Romans, the personification of the earth, described as the first being that sprang fiom Chaos, and gave birth to Uranus (Heaven) and Pontus (Sea)

Gahariet, knight of Arthur’s court

Gaheris, knight

Galafron, King of Cathay, father of Angelica

Galahad, Sir, the pure knight of Arthur’s Round Table, who safely took the Siege Perilous (which See)

Galatea, a Nereid or sea nymph

Galatea, statue carved and beloved by Pygmalion

Galen, Greek physician and philosophical writer

GALLEHANT, King of the Marches

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