European - Mother of Aliste. She was the nurse of Bertha, daughter of the king of Hungary, and acompanied the young princess when she travelled to France to marry the Frankish king, Pepin I. She contrived to substitute her own daughter, Aliste, in Bertha's place and Pepin married Aliste in all ignorance. Margiste ordered that Bertha be killed but the servant charged with the deed allowed her to escape. When the deception was later exposed, Margiste was put to the stake. Occasionally identified as Margiste.

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