European - A sorceress. She was sent by the king of Damascus to weaken the resolve of the Christian forces under Godfrey, which were attacking Jerusalem. Rinaldo fell in love with her and stayed with her for some time. When he left her, to help the army at Jerusalem, she burned down her own palace and fled to Egypt. In some accounts she was killed in battle, in others she survived and, forgiving Rinaldo for leaving her, resumed her affair with him. On occassion, referred to as Armida.

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