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 commonly called Alifanfaron.

Alimaymom

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Amadis

A love-god. Occasionally referred to as Amadis.

Annales Toldeanos

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

Ataecina

An underworld-goddess. Occasionally called Ataecina, Roman Proserpina, Roman Proserpina or Persephone.

Babieca

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

Bernardo del Carpio

A Spanish hero. He was said to have defeated Roland in single combat at Roncesvalles. Also called Bernardo del Carpio.

Berng

A Catalan god. Also called 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. In some references, known as Bivar, Rodrigo Diaz de.

Campeador

A title of El Cid. Called Campeador, 'champion' or 'champion'.

Cervantes, Miguel de

Author of Don Quixote. In some accounts, called Cervantes, Miguel de, (1547-1616) or (1547-1616).

Clavigo

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

Colada

A sword of El Cid. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. On occassion, 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. Occasionally called 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 identified as Gomez, Don Gomez or Don Gomez.

Gonzalez

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Huergo

A man-eating demon. On occassion, known as Huergo, Uergo, Uergo, Greek Orcus or Greek Orcus.

Maitagarri

A Basque lake-priestess. In some references, called Maitagarri.

Montserrat

A mountain. It was said that this mountain split into many peaks and clefts at the Crucifixion. Also called Montserrat.

Orko

A Basque thunder-god. On occassion, called Orko.

Poema del Cid

A poem describing the exploits of the legendary hero, El Cid. Also identified 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, called 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 references, called Tizona.

Urganda

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Urraca

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Verng

A Majorcan god. Known 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. At times, identified as Zaden.
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