European - The lion in Reynard the Fox. He was the ruler of the animals and called an assembly of the animals at Whitsuntide to hear complaints and settle arguments. He tried Reynard for the various offences he was charged with by the other animals and condemned him to the gallows but the wily fox saved his skin by telling the king where a hoard of gold was hidden. When Reynard was later accused of killing the crow, Sharfenebbe, Nobel summoned Reynard to appear in court again but the fox once again talked his way out of trouble. At times, identified as Nobel, King Noble, King Noble, Noble, Noble, (King) Noble or (King) Noble.

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