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Baranton

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The fountain of Brocéliande, a forest in Brittany.

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Belenus

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Also known in Celtic Ireland and Britain by various names—Bel, Belinos, Beli, Bile—Belenus is a god of Celtic Gaul whom Julius Caesar compared to the Greco-Roman Apollo as a solar ...

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Cú Roí

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[Ir., hound of the plain (?); hound of god (?)].

Usually seen as a hero of Munster, Cú Roí is one of the most enigmatic figures in early Irish narrative; he may also be a divinity,...

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Esclados le Roux

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[Fr. le roux, the reddish-brown].

Fearsome knight of Brittany, sometimes named as the guardian of the fountain of Bérenton at Brocéliande; more often it is an unnamed, tall,...

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korrigan

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[Bret. korr, dwarf].

Wanton, impish, sprightly female fairy of Breton folklore who desires sexual union with humans. Thought to be descended from ancient druidesses, korrigans are...

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Lady of the Lake

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In the Arthurian legends, a rather shifting supernatural character. In Malory's Morte d'Arthur she gives Arthur the sword Excalibur, but when she asks for the head of Balyn as payment Balyn...

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Merlin

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In Arthurian legend, the powerful magician who protected Arthur in childhood and was later his chief counsellor; he was eventually entrapped by the enchantress Vivien.

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oak

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Powerful trees which grew extensively in OT times, and those on the plain of Sharon were comparable to the great forest of Lebanon (Isa. 35: 2). Some oaks were invested with a kind of...

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Paimpont

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Official French name, since the time of the Revolution, for the forest of Brocéliande.

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