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Thomas Bulfinch
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 350 pages of information about The Age of Chivalry.

Rockingham, forest of

RODOMONT, king of Algiers

Rogero, noted Saracen knight

Roland (Orlando), See Orlando

ROMANCES

Romanus, legendary great grandson of Noah

ROME

Romulus, founder of Rome

Ron, Arthur’s lance

RONCES Valles’, battle of

Round table King Arthur’s instituted by Merlin the Sage for Pendragon, Arthur’s father, as a knightly order, continued and made famous by Arthur and his knights

Runic characters, or runes, alphabetic signs used by early
Teutonic peoples, written or graved on metal or stone

RUTULIANS, an ancient people in Italy, subdued at an early period by the Romans

Ryence, king in Ireland

S

Sabra, maiden for whom Severn River was named, daughter of Locrine and Estrildis thrown into river Severn by Locrine’s wife, transformed to a river nymph, poetically named Sabrina

SACRIPANT, king of Circassia

Saffire, Sir, knight of Arthur

SAGAS, Norse tales of heroism, composed by the Skalds

Sagramour, knight of Arthur

St. Michael’s mount, precipitous pointed rock hill on the coast of
Brittany, opposite Cornwall

SAKYASINHA, the Lion, epithet applied to Buddha

Salamander, a lizard like animal, fabled to be able to live in fire

Salamis, Grecian city

SALMONEUS, son of Aeolus and Enarete and brother of Sisyphus

Salomon, king of Brittany, at Charlemagne’s court

SAMHIN, or “fire of peace,” a Druidical festival

Samian sage (Pythagoras)

Samos, island in the Aegean Sea

SAMOTHRACIAN gods, a group of agricultural divinities, worshipped in Samothrace

Samson, Hebrew hero, thought by some to be original of Hercules

San Greal (See Graal, the Holy)

Sappho, Greek poetess, who leaped into the sea from promontory of
Leucadia in disappointed love for Phaon

Saracens, followers of Mahomet

Sarpedon, son of Jupiter and Europa, killed by Patroclus

Saturn (Cronos)

Saturnalia, a annual festival held by Romans in honor of Saturn

SATURNIA, an ancient name of Italy

SATYRS, male divinities of the forest, half man, half goat

Scaliger, famous German scholar of 16th century

Scandinavia, mythology of, giving account of Northern gods, heroes, etc

SCHERIA, mythical island, abode of the Phaeacians

SCHRIMNIR, the boar, cooked nightly for the heroes of Valhalla becoming whole every morning

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