This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar / El Cid Campeador - This character is the hero and main character of the poem.
The Infantes of Carrión - These are the cowardly children of another character.
Minaya Álvar Fáñez - This character is a valuable fighter and a devoted follower of the main character.
King Alfonso - This character unfairly banishes the main character.
Martín Antolínez - This character goes against orders in order to supply food to other characters.
Muño Gustioz - This character is sent as a messenger, and overhears other characters talking about...
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