Spanish Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Alfonso

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Alifanfaron

A giant in the story of Don Quixote. Also referred to as Alifanfaron.

Alimaymom

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Amadis

A love-god. Sometimes identified as Amadis.

Annales Toldeanos

Stories that include some references to Arthurian lore, including the Battle of Camlan, dated 541. In some lore, occasionally identified as Annales Toldeanos.

Ataecina

An underworld-goddess. Sometimes identified as Ataecina, Roman Proserpina, Roman Proserpina or Persephone.

Babieca

The horse of El Cid. Sometimes known as Babieca, Bavieca or Bavieca.

Bernardo del Carpio

A Spanish hero. He was said to have defeated Roland in single combat at Roncesvalles. In some lore, occasionally known as Bernardo del Carpio.

Berng

A Catalan god. In some accounts, identified as Berng, Irish Bran, Irish Bran, Verng, Majorcan Verng or Majorcan Verng.

Bivar, Rodrigo Diaz de

The 11th C. Hero known in literature as El Cid. Also commonly identified as Bivar, Rodrigo Diaz de.

Campeador

A title of El Cid. In some lore, occasionally known as Campeador, 'champion' or 'champion'.

Cervantes, Miguel de

Author of Don Quixote. Also known as Cervantes, Miguel de, (1547-1616) or (1547-1616).

Clavigo

A wooden horse in Don Quixote. In some accounts, identified as Clavigo.

Colada

A sword of El Cid. Also called Colada.

Counts of Carrion

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Dapple

The donkey ridden by Sancho Panza. On occassion, referred to as Dapple.

Diego Laynez

Father of El Cid. He was grossly insulted by Gomez. El Cid avenged the insult by killing Gomez. Sometimes identified as Diego Laynez, Don Diego or Don Diego.

Dolfos

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Don Quixote

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El Cid

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Elvira

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Florinda

Daughter of Juhan. She was raped by Roderick. Also identified as Florinda.

Garcia

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Gomez

Father of Ximena. He insulted Diego Laynez and was killed by the old man's son, El Cid. Also commonly called Gomez, Don Gomez or Don Gomez.

Gonzalez

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Huergo

A man-eating demon. In some references, known as Huergo, Uergo, Uergo, Greek Orcus or Greek Orcus.

Maitagarri

A Basque lake-priestess. Also identified as Maitagarri.

Montserrat

A mountain. It was said that this mountain split into many peaks and clefts at the Crucifixion. Occasionally known as Montserrat.

Orko

A Basque thunder-god. At times, referred to as Orko.

Poema del Cid

A poem describing the exploits of the legendary hero, El Cid. Also known as Poema del Cid.

Ramiro

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Roderick

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Rodrigo Diaz

The real name of El Cid. Occasionally identified as Rodrigo Diaz, El Cid, El Cid, Cid, El Campeador, Mio Cid, (El) Campeador, Rodrigo Bivar, Rodrigo Vivar or Ruy Diaz.

Rosinante

The broken-down horse of Don Quixote. Sometimes identified as Rosinante, Rocinante, Rocinante, Rozinante or Rozinante.

Sancho

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Sancho Panza

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Sul

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Tizona

A sword of El Cid which was interred with him. In some accounts, called Tizona.

Urganda

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Urraca

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Verng

A Majorcan god. Sometimes referred to as Verng, Bran, Bran, Bran of Gore, Bran of Gower, Bran of Gwales, Bran the Blessed, Urien, Vran, Bendigeid Vran, Bendigeidfran, Bendigert Bran, Brandegore, (Ogyr) Vran, Urien, Roman Saturn, Spanish Berng, Catalan Berng, Catalan Berng, Irish Bran, Irish Bran or Berng.

Wooden Horse

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Ximena

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Yahia

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Zaden

A guardian god of fishermen. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Zaden.
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