Alexander

British - An emperor of Byzantium. Husband of Tantalis. Father of Alexander and Alis. Occasionally identified as Alexander, Crop-eared Dog, Crop-eared Dog, Alexander, Paris, Paris, Alexander, Alexandros or Alexandrus.
British - A prince of Byzantium. Son of Alexander and Tantalis. Husband of Soredamor. Father of Clig├ęs. Also known as Alexander, Crop-eared Dog, Crop-eared Dog, Alexander, Paris, Paris, Alexander, Alexandros or Alexandrus.
European - Husband of Belisent. Father of Orson and Valentine. Occasionally known as Alexander, Crop-eared Dog, Crop-eared Dog, Alexander, Paris, Paris, Alexander, Alexandros or Alexandrus.
Greek - A 3rd C. Macedonian general. Son of Philip and Olympias. Although, like Charlemagne, Alexander was a real life character, many mythological tales are told about him. Some say that his father was a snake, others that it was the god Zeus Ammon. Alexander himself claimed Hercules as an ancestor. Another story says that the exiled Egyptian magician-king, Nictanebus, in the guise of Zeus Ammon, seduced Olympias, fathering Alexander. He cut the Gordian knot that nobody had been able to unfasten and is said to have ridden under the Sahara looking for the Well of Life. He was said to have had aspirations to be regarded as a god. Some say that he could make himself small and ride on an eagle or on two smaller birds which he guided by holding in front of them a piece of liver impaled on a spear. In this way, he was able to explore the heavens. Others maintain that he explored the heavens in a machine drawn by griffins. He is also said to have explored the depths of the oceans in a glass bell. In one story, his cook, Khadir, achieved immortality by drinking the water from a pool (The Well of Life). Alexander was angry when he was prevented from doing the same when the well disappeared and he tried, unsuccessfully, to kill Khadir. He finally threw the cook into the sea, weighted with stones, but to no avail - Khadir became a sea-god, still immortal. In some accounts, Alexander is described as an ancestor of King Arthur arising out of an affair with Sebille. In some lore, occasionally called Alexander, Crop-eared Dog, Crop-eared Dog, Alexander, Paris, Paris, Alexander, Alexandros or Alexandrus.

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