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Parzival Setting & Symbolism

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Anjou

Anjou is the land where Gahmuret is from where his father was king.

Zazamanc

Zazamanc is the African kingdom where Belacane is Queen. Gahmuret becomes King of Zazamanc after rescuing Belacane from her enemies, but he leaves while she is pregnant because she is not a Christian and because he wants to search for adventure.

Waleis

Waleis is the land where Herzeloyde is Queen, and Gahmuret becomes king after winning renown in a tournament.

Belrepeire

Belrepeire is where Queen Condwiramurs rules and where Parzival engages in his first knightly combat to free Condwiramurs from the armies of King Clamide, her unwanted suitor. After rescuing Condwiramurs, Parzival marries her and becomes King of Belrepeire.

Munsalvaesche

Munsalvaesche is the name of Anfortas' castle where Parzival seeks shelter one night but fails to ask the Question which would free Anfortas from suffering, despite seeing the miracle surrounding the Gral. This...

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