Hero-Myths and Legends of the British Race

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Odin. The raven, the bird of, 115

Oisin. Scotch embodiment of Ossian, 248

1. Same as Anlaf, &c., 73.
2. Son of famous Viking, Howard the Halt, 97;
finds Thorbiorn’s lost sheep, 98-100;
kills a wizard, 101;
second fight with the wizard’s ghost, 102;
wooes Sigrid, 99, 103;
meets Thorbiorn, 103-106;
his death, 106;
Howard claims wergild for, 106-111;
wergild awarded for, 118

Olifant. Roland’s horn, 138;
blown by Roland, 145, 146;
Roland’s dying blast on, 149

Oliver. One of Charlemagne’s Twelve Peers, 125, 136;
descries the Saracens and proclaims Ganelon’s treason, 138;
appeals to Roland to blow his horn, 138;
Hauteclaire, sword of, 141;
objects to Roland blowing his horn, 144;
mortally wounded by Marsile’s uncle, 148;
under misapprehension, strikes Roland with Hauteclaire, 148;
his death, 148, 149;
avenged by Charlemagne, 153, 154

Oona. Cathleen’s foster-mother, 178;
her vision, 182

Orchy. River, running through Glenurchy, 249

Orestes. Reference to Electra and, 95

Orlando, etc. Italy claims Roland in guise of, 121

Ossian. Hero in Gaelic Highland poems, 248;
Scotch embodiment of Oisin, 248

Otho. Son of Sir John of the Marshes, 205;
becomes surety for Gamelyn, 221;
arrested owing to failure of Gamelyn to appear at court, 223;
released by Gamelyn, 223;
sits on judge’s seat with Gamelyn and condemns Sir John, 224;
appointed sheriff by King Edward I., 224;
makes Gamelyn his heir, 224

Our Lady. Robin Hood accepts her surety for four hundred pounds lent to stranger guest, 322;
the Black Monk and the suretyship, 331-333

Outlaws. Famous: Hereward, Robin Hood, William of Cloudeslee, [Pg 370] 226;
pardoned by king, 243;
rules of, in case of Robin Hood, 316;
their feast, 317, 318, 330


Pampeluna. Taken by Charlemagne, 119

Paradise. Cathleen’s soul in, 182

Patterson. Name of foster-parents of Black Colin, 250

Peers. Of France, 125, 136;
the champions of the Moors challenge the Twelve, of France, 137;
of Charlemagne, triumph over Marsile’s twelve champions, 141;
their death, 143-153;
avenged by Charlemagne, 153, 154

Penelope. Lady of Loch Awe turns to guile, as did, 256

People of the Hills. Cuchulain’s friends among, 198, 199

Persia. Constantine’s valour in wars in, 64;
physicians from, with remedies for Constantine’s leprosy, 65

Peter and Paul. The Apostles; appear in a vision to Constantine, 70, 71

Pictish Giant. King Alef’s daughter betrothed to, 343;
slain by Hereward, 343

Plantagenets. England under, 314

Pope. Head of Holy Catholic Church, 119;
proclaims Holy War at Rome, 251;
sees Black Colin, 253;
regarded by Black Colin as Vicar of Christ on earth, 253

Priam. Reference to lament of, 95

Pyrenees. Charlemagne’s march through passes of, 119;
Frankish army marches toward, 134


Ranald. King of Waterford, 345, 346;
Prince Sigtryg, son of, 345;
Hereward at feast of, 346, 347

Ranaldsson, Sigtryg. See Sigtryg

Red Branch. Heroes of, invited to feast by Bricriu, 186;
heroes return to, 199;
Uath, the Stranger, comes to, 199;
heroes of, and Uath, the Stranger, 199-203;
champions of, identical with Highland Gaelic heroes, 248

Reynes. Modi, King of, 303;
wooes Rymenhild, 303, 304

Reynild. Daughter of King Thurston; offered to Horn, 302;
weds Sir Athulf, 313

Rhine. Black Colin’s journey up, 253

Rhodes. Black Colin journeys to, 253;
supposed news from, by man of Black Colin’s band, 255

Richard, Sir, of the Lea, Robin Hood’s stranger-guest, 317-324;
Robin Hood’s loan to, 322-324;
his land in Uterysdale, 323;
redeems his land from Abbot of St. Mary’s, 324-327;
sets out to repay loan, 328;
defends the right at a wrestling contest, 328;
arrives before Robin Hood to repay loan, but is exempt, 333;
returns to Uterysdale, 333;
his power used to protect the outlaws, 333

Robert the Red. Eldest son of Grim; accompanies Havelok to Denmark, 87

Robin Hood. Romantic sympathy with, 225;
one of the famous outlaws, 226;
the original, 314;
forest of Barnesdale at one time his dwelling-place, 314, 315;
Sherwood Forest, headquarters of, 315;
Little John, Will Scarlet, and Much, his three most loyal followers, 315;
three Masses heard by, 315;
sends his followers to Watling Street, 316;
his outlaw rules, 316;
stranger guest brought to, 317;
lends stranger guest [Pg 371] four hundred pounds, 322;
sends his followers again to Watling Street, 329;
his followers capture and bring to greenwood, as guest, the Black Monk, 330;
appropriates gold of the Black Monk as payment of loan to Sir Richard of the Lea, 331, 332;
exempts Sir Richard from repayment of four hundred pounds, 333;
dwells securely in the greenwood under Sir Richard’s protection, 333

Roland. Charlemagne’s nephew; fame of, in romance, 119;
historical basis of legend of, 120;
in Spanish legend, 121;
“Saga” in French literature, 121;
“Chanson de Roland” and, 121;
one of the Twelve Peers, 125;
destruction plotted by Blancandrin and Ganelon, 131, 134;
plants his banner on topmost summit of Pyrenees, 134;
appointed to command rearguard, 135;
appealed to by Oliver to blow his horn, 138;
his army defeats Saracens, 141;
defeats second Saracen army, 143;
attacked by third Saracen army, 144;
willing to blow horn, but Oliver objects, 144;
blows Olifant, 145, 146;
Charlemagne hastens to rescue of, but arrives too late, 146;
slays only son of Marsile, 147;
smitten by Oliver in mistake, 148;
set upon by four hundred Saracens, 150;
realising death near, he tries to destroy sword Durendala, 152;
his death, 153;
avenged by Charlemagne, 153, 154

Roman Empire. Charlemagne head of, 119

Romans. Conquer Huns by the Cross standard, 52

Rome. Church of, Constantine’s generosity to, 42;
Maxen Wledig seeks rest near, 43, 46;
Princess Helena hailed Empress of, 48, 49;
Constantine calls a council of all wisest men in, 53;
Black Colin’s messenger just home from, 251;
Holy War proclaimed by Pope at, 251;
Black Colin reaches, 253;
Black Colin’s supposed letter from, 255

Roncesvalles. Roland’s glory from, 119;
celebrated in “Song of Altobiscar,” 120;
Spain claims part of honour of, 120;
the battle of, 140-153

Roncevaux. Same as Roncesvalles, 122

Round Table. Knights of, 266

Rymenhild. Princess, daughter of King Ailmar;
loves Horn, 292;
Athulf personates Horn before, 293;
welcomes Horn in her bower and declares her love, 294;
wishes Horn good success as knight, 298;
gives token to Horn, 298;
spied on by Fikenhild, 299, 300;
wooed by King Modi, 303;
writes to Horn through Athulf, 303;
Horn at wedding-feast of, 305;
Horn’s stratagem to test her love, 306, 307;
her knight and lover, Horn, restored, 307;
wedded to Horn, 308;
left to her father’s care, 309;
demanded in marriage by traitor, Fikenhild, 311;
delivered by Horn, 313;
dwells at Suddene as queen, 313