Marphisa

European - A warrior-maid. Daughter of Rogero and Galaciella. Sister of Rogero. She and her brother were abandoned in a boat from which they were rescued by the magician Atlantes who reared them. She was stolen by an Arab chieftain who taught her horsemanship and military arts. When Rogero was wounded fighting Mandricardo for possession of the sword Durindana, she nursed him back to health and fell in love with him, not realising that he was her brother. In some accounts, she became Queen of India and, when Albracca was besieged, led an army to release Angelica. She later joined the forces of Charlemagne. Sometimes referred to as Marphisa, Marfisa or Marfisa.

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