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Appendix 6 - Select Characters from the Paladins of France Cycle

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2024

Jo Ann Cavallo
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Columbia University, New York
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Agolante—North African king who invaded Calabria in the Aspramonte, grandfather of both Agramante (via his son Troiano) and Rugiero/ Ruggiero (via his daughter Galaciella/Galaziella)

Agramante—King of Biserta (Tunisia); commands rulers of other African states

Agricane—khan of Tartary (Mongol Empire); father of Mandricardo

Alceste—hapless suitor of Lidia, princess of Lydia (western Asia Minor)

Alcina—enchantress; Boiardo locates her north of the Caspian Sea, Ariosto on an East Asian island

Alda—Orlando's wife

Almonte—North African warrior; Agolante's son and Galaziella's brother

Amone—Frankish paladin; father of Ranaldo/Rinaldo, Bradamante, and Ricciardetto

Angelica—daughter of Galafrone, king of Cathay; sister of Argalia

Anselmo di Altaripa—Pinabello's father

Aquilante—son of Oliviero, twin brother of Grifone, raised in Constantinople

Argalia—son of Galafrone, king of Cathay; brother of Angelica

Astolfo—son of Ottone, king of England; cousin of Orlando and Ranaldo/ Rinaldo

Atalante/Atlante—North African wizard and guardian of Rugiero/Ruggiero

Baiardo—horse belonging to Ranaldo/Rinaldo, coveted by Gradasso

Balugante/Bolugante—brother of Marsilio, king of Spain, and of Galerana, empress of the Franks

Beltramo—treacherous brother of Rugiero/Ruggiero II (di Risa, i.e., Reggio Calabria)

Bradamante—Frankish paladin; beloved of Rugiero/Ruggiero and sister of Ranaldo/Rinaldo

Brandimarte—beloved of Fiordelisa/Fiordiligi; born in the Far Away Islands (northern Russia); kidnapped and raised at Castle Wild, near Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Branzardo di Bugia—African king

Brunello—North African thief; originally serves the king of Fez, becomes the king of Tingitana

Carlo/Carlomagno—emperor of the Franks; married to Galerana

Clarice—wife of Ranaldo/Rinaldo

Doralice—princess of Granada, beloved of Rodamonte/Rodomonte; becomes Mandricardo's lover

Dragontina/Drogantina—enchantress from Media (northern Iran)

Falerina—enchantress in charge of the enchanted Garden of Orgagna (possibly in Turkmenistan)

Falsirone—brother of Marsilio, Balugante/Bolugante, and Galerana

Feraguto/Ferraù—nephew of Saracen King Marsilio of Spain

Fiordelisa/Fiordeligi—beloved of Brandimarte; from the Syrian city of Laodicea (Latakia); kidnapped and raised at Castle Wild, near Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Fiordespina/Fiordispina—Spanish Saracen princess, King Marsilio's daughter

Gabrina—an evil elderly woman who guards Isabella and then betrays Zerbino

Galaciella/Galiziella—daughter of an Amazon warrior and the African king Agolante; wife of Ruggiero II; mother of Rugiero/Ruggiero and Marfisa

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The Sicilian Puppet Theater of Agrippino Manteo (1884-1947)
The Paladins of France in America
, pp. 285 - 288
Publisher: Anthem Press
Print publication year: 2023

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