Aya

European - Sister of Charlemagne. Wife of Aymon. Mother of Alardo, Bradamante, Ricciardetto, Ricardo and Rinaldo. In some accounts Aymon's wife is Beatrice. At times, called Aya, Aa, Aa, A-a, Aya, Ai, Sumerian Serida, Princess Aya, Princess Aya or Aya.
Japanese - A princess who fell in love with the spirit of the peony. Aya was due to marry the son of Lord Ako but fell in love with a mysterious samurai and pined away for love of him. Her father set a trap for this handsome stranger and had Magi Hiogo wait in the peony bushes at night. The retainer captured the samurai but was overcome by a mysterious scent and fainted. When he came to, he found that he was grasping a peony. The princess placed this bloom in a vase by her bedside and immediately she became better but, when she married Lord Ako's son, the peony died. Occasionally called Aya, Aa, Aa, A-a, Aya, Ai, Sumerian Serida, Princess Aya, Princess Aya or Aya.

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