Spanish Legend -Folklore

Abenamar and King Don Juan

Abenamar and King Don Juan

Abenamar and King Don Juan Late medieval Spanish-Moorish historical ballad. In 1431 King Juan II of Castile besieged the Moorish ...
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Alonzo de Aguilar, Don

Alonzo de Aguilar, Don

Alonzo de Aguilar, Don (15th century) Spanish hero in the reconquest of Spain from the Moors and the subject of ...
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Amadis of Gaul

Amadis of Gaul

Amadis of Gaul (love-god) In late medieval Spanish legend, hero who appears in an anonymous prose romance, Amadis of Gaul, ...
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Bernardo del Carpio

Bernardo del Carpio

Bernardo del Carpio In medieval Spanish legend, hero who fought against Charlemagne, appearing in many Spanish ballads. Bernardo del Carpio ...
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Boabdil

Boabdil

Boabdil (died c. 1533) In Spanish history and legend, last Moorish king of Granada, subject of numerous Spanish ballads. Boabdil, ...
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Carlos, Don

Carlos, Don

Carlos, Don (1545–1568) In Spanish history and legend, son of Philip II of Spain by his wife, Maria of Portugal ...
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Cid, El

Cid, El

Cid, El (lord, master) In medieval Spanish legend, a hero, Rodrigo Díaz de Bivar (1040– 1099), whose victories over the ...
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Don Juan Tenorio

Don Juan Tenorio

Don Juan Tenorio (14th century) In late medieval legend, libertine Spanish nobleman who is taken off to hell for his ...
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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Don Quixote A novel whose full title is El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (“The Ingenious Hidalgo Don ...
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González, Conde Fernán

González, Conde Fernán

González, Conde Fernán (c. 930–970) In medieval Spanish legend, count of Burgos who made Castile independent of the state of ...
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Lara, Infantes de

Lara, Infantes de

Lara, Infantes de (princes of Lara) (10th century) In Spanish history and legend, seven brothers who were killed by their ...
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Melisenda

Melisenda

Melisenda In medieval Spanish legends, daughter of Charlemagne and the wife of Gayferos. She was captured by the Moors and ...
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Pedro the Cruel

Pedro the Cruel

Pedro the Cruel (1334–1369) In medieval history and legend, king of Castile and León, who appears in numerous Spanish ballads ...
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Roderick, Don

Roderick, Don

Roderick, Don (eighth century) In medieval Spanish history and legend, last Visigoth king of Spain, appearing in many Spanish ballads ...
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