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. On occassion, referred to as Alifanfaron.

Alimaymom

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Amadis

A love-god. On occassion, called Amadis.

Annales Toldeanos

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

Ataecina

An underworld-goddess. In some references, referred to as Ataecina, Roman Proserpina, Roman Proserpina or Persephone.

Babieca

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

Bernardo del Carpio

A Spanish hero. He was said to have defeated Roland in single combat at Roncesvalles. Occasionally referred to as Bernardo del Carpio.

Berng

A Catalan god. Occasionally known 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 referred to as Bivar, Rodrigo Diaz de.

Campeador

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

Cervantes, Miguel de

Author of Don Quixote. On occassion, called Cervantes, Miguel de, (1547-1616) or (1547-1616).

Clavigo

A wooden horse in Don Quixote. In some references, called Clavigo.

Colada

A sword of El Cid. Called Colada.

Counts of Carrion

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Dapple

The donkey ridden by Sancho Panza. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Dapple.

Diego Laynez

Father of El Cid. He was grossly insulted by Gomez. El Cid avenged the insult by killing Gomez. Occasionally known 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. Known as Gomez, Don Gomez or Don Gomez.

Gonzalez

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Huergo

A man-eating demon. Also commonly identified as Huergo, Uergo, Uergo, Greek Orcus or Greek Orcus.

Maitagarri

A Basque lake-priestess. Identified as Maitagarri.

Montserrat

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

Orko

A Basque thunder-god. Identified as Orko.

Poema del Cid

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

Ramiro

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Roderick

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Rodrigo Diaz

The real name of El Cid. In some references, referred to 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. Also referred to 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. Also referred to as Tizona.

Urganda

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Urraca

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Verng

A Majorcan god. Sometimes identified 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. Sometimes called Zaden.
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