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ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander Abydos
legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot Arthurian legend
according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake Atlantis
(Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there Camelot
(Arthurian legend) the battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded Camlan
Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC) Damocles
(Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live Damon and Pythias
alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge Faust , Faustus
Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648) Gabriel Tellez , Tirso de Molina
(Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail Galahad , Sir Galahad
(Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table Gawain , Sir Gawain
Welsh chronicler who wrote an account of the kings of Britain which is now believed to contain little historical fact but it is a source of the Arthurian legend (circa 1100-1154) Geoffrey of Monmouth
Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303) George , Saint George , St. George
(Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table Geraint , Sir Geraint
according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080) Godiva , Lady Godiva
(legend) chalice used by Christ at the last supper grail , Holy Grail , Sangraal
(Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table Guenevere , Guinevere
town in northern Germany (near Hanover) that is famous as the setting for the legend of the Pied Piper Hamelin , Hameln
cup of Arthurian legend Holy Grail
(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other Iseult , Isolde
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