The Heptameron Setting & Symbolism

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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Cauteretsappears in Prologue

Cauterets is a spa town in France. It is from this town that the storytellers are traveling when they are stranded by rain and swollen rivers at the same abbey.

Abbey of Our Lady at Sarranceappears in Various Stories

The Abbey of Our Lady at Sarrance is the abbey where the travelers seek refuge. Oisille and Simontaut are the first to arrive at this abbey. The remainder of the group joins them later.

Home of a Banditappears in Prologue

It is in this home that the travelers Hircan, Parlamente and Longarine are attacked by outlaws. Longarine's husband, who is never named, is killed in this attack.

Gave de Pau appears in Prologue

The Gave de Pau is the river that is badly swollen because of the heavy rains. It is because of this swollen river that the travelers are unable to return home and are...

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