Hero-Myths and Legends of the British Race

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demons appear in, 168;
Champion of, compared with Achilles, 184;
land of, searched for bride for Cuchulain, 186

Eudav. Son of Caradoc, father of Princess Helena, 49;
Kynon and Adeon, sons of, 49

Europe. Ruled from City of Seven Hills (Rome) by Emperor Maxen Wledig, 43;
Constantine granted rule over Western, 64;
relation between Greek and Irish literature among literatures of, 184

Evil One. Tales relating dealings with, reference to, 157;
demons buy souls for, 168-182

Excalibur. King Arthur’s sword, 269


Fairy Bear, The. A white Polar bear owned by Gilbert of Ghent, 340;
reputed kinship of, to Earl Siward, 340, 342;
slain by Hereward, 341;
Hereward’s trick on Norman knights with, 341, 342

Fairy People of the Hills. King Ailill seeks aid of, 193

Faith. Bishop Sylvester preaches the Christian, to Constantine, 71;
Charlemagne fights for, 119;
Marsile to embrace the Christian, 131;
the true, English knowledge of, 165;
Irish sufferers tempted to revolt from, 167

Fall, The, of Man, 71

Faust. Legends, trend of, 157

Fausta. Daughter of Emperor Maximian and wife of Constantine, 64

Fedelm. Wife of Laegaire, 189

Fen Country. Hereward, the terror of the, 336

[Pg 361] Fenians. Champions of the, identical with Highland Gaelic heroes, 248

Fergus the White. Cathleen’s steward, 163;
foster-brother to Cathleen’s grandfather, 164;
declares value of Cathleen’s wealth, 164;
sends servant to buy food at Ulster, 165;
journeys to England, 165;
returns with help, 182

Fikenhild. Horn’s companion next in favour to Athulf, 287;
spies on Horn and Rymenhild, 299, 300;
demands Rymenhild in marriage, 311;
slain by Horn, 313

Fingal. Hero in Gaelic Highland poems, 248;
Scotch embodiment of Finn, 248

Finn. Fingal Scotch embodiment, 248

Finn of the Frisians. Victory of Danes over, chanted in Heorot, 19

Finnsburg. Fight in, sung of in Heorot, 19

Fitela. Son of Sigmund; glory of, chanted by Danish bard, 18

Flemings. Or Normans; Hereward enrolled among, to qualify for knighthood, 339;
Hereward’s trick on, with Fairy Bear, 341, 342

Forefathers. Feelings of our, embodied in “Beowulf,” 1

Forgall the Wily. Cuchulain wooes Emer, daughter of, 186

France. Victories of Charlemagne for, 119;
Charlemagne sets out for, 134

1. Warrior, Daghrefn, slays Hygelac, and is slain by Beowulf, 35.
2. Army marches towards Pyrenees, 134;
arrives too late to rescue Roland, 146

Franks. Charles the Great (Charlemagne), King of, 119;
Saracen host encamps near, 134;
and Moors meet in battle, 140;
defeat the Saracens, 141;
attacked by second Saracen army, 142;
defeat the heathens once more, 143;
attacked by third Saracen army, 144

French Literature, developing “Roland Saga,” 121

Friar Tuck. See Tuck


Galerius. Constantine evades hatred of, 63;
grants Constantine title of “Cæsar,” 63

Gamelyn. Tale of, a variant of fairy-tale “Wicked Elder Brothers,” 204;
ultimate source, through Lodge’s “Euphues’ Golden Legacy,” of As You Like It, 204;
literary ancestor of “Robin Hood,” 204;
Sir John of the Marshes, father of, 205;
left in charge of eldest brother, John, 206;
resists him, 207, 208;
victorious at wrestling match, 210, 211;
overcomes his brother’s servants, 212;
allows himself to be chained, 213;
released by Adam Spencer, 214, 215;
batters the Churchmen, 217;
puts his brother John in chains, 217;
puts sheriff’s men to flight, 218;
goes to the greenwood, 219;
joins the outlaws, 220;
proclaimed a wolf’s-head, 220;
arrested, 221;
Otho offers himself as surety, 221;
fails to appear at court, 222, 223;
releases Otho, 223;
sits on judge’s seat and condemns Sir John, 224;
made chief forester by King Edward, 224;
made Otho’s heir, 224

Ganelon. Romance version of Danilo or Nanilo, 121;
compared with Judas, 121;
one of Charlemagne’s Twelve Peers, 125;
his hostility to Roland, 126;
plots with Blancandrin the destruction of Roland, 131;
delivers to Marsile the message of Charlemagne, 131, 132;
swears on sacred relics the treacherous death of Roland, [Pg 362] 134;
delivers keys of Saragossa to Charlemagne, 134;
deceives Charlemagne concerning sound of Roland’s horn, 145, 146;
arrested for treason, 146;
his death as a traitor, 155;
his name a byword in France for treachery, 155

Gareth, Sir. One of King Arthur’s nephews, 266

Gascons. Attack Charlemagne, 119

Gautier, Count. Roland’s vassal, 136

Gawayne, Sir. King Arthur’s nephew, the true Knight of Courtesy, 265;
learns of King Arthur’s adventure with the giant, 274;
learns the price to be paid for the loathly lady’s secret, 275;
offers to pay it by marrying the loathly lady, 275;
betroths the loathly lady, 279, 280;
weds the loathly lady, 280;
his choice frees the loathly lady from magic spells, 281, 283;
the beauty of his bride, 281-285

Geatish Court. Beowulf brought up at, 6