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. At times, referred to as Alifanfaron.

Alimaymom

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Amadis

A love-god. Identified as Amadis.

Annales Toldeanos

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

Ataecina

An underworld-goddess. Sometimes known 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. At times, 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 identified as Bivar, Rodrigo Diaz de.

Campeador

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

Cervantes, Miguel de

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

Clavigo

A wooden horse in Don Quixote. Called Clavigo.

Colada

A sword of El Cid. Also commonly known as Colada.

Counts of Carrion

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Dapple

The donkey ridden by Sancho Panza. Also identified as Dapple.

Diego Laynez

Father of El Cid. He was grossly insulted by Gomez. El Cid avenged the insult by killing Gomez. At times, 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. Sometimes 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. Sometimes referred to as Gomez, Don Gomez or Don Gomez.

Gonzalez

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Huergo

A man-eating demon. Also called Huergo, Uergo, Uergo, Greek Orcus or Greek Orcus.

Maitagarri

A Basque lake-priestess. In some references, identified as Maitagarri.

Montserrat

A mountain. It was said that this mountain split into many peaks and clefts at the Crucifixion. Occasionally referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally called Poema del Cid.

Ramiro

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Roderick

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Rodrigo Diaz

The real name of El Cid. Also 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. In some references, called 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. Sometimes identified as Tizona.

Urganda

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Urraca

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Verng

A Majorcan god. In some references, called 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. Occasionally identified as Zaden.
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