Roderick

Spanish - A hero-king of Spain. When Roderick raped Florinda, her father, Count Juhan, called in the Saracen soldiers to exact vengeance. In some accounts, Roderick died in battle with the Saracens, in others he lived a life of penance which ended when he was eaten by snakes. Like a number of other national heroes he is expected to return in his country's hour of need. At times, referred to as Roderick, Roderigo, Roderigo, Rodrigo, Rodrigo, Rod(e)rigo or Rod(e)rigo.

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