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THE OLD FRENCH EPIC
THE GERMANIC HEROIC SONGS
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Achilles appears assumed battle Bedier belong Beowulf Burgundians byliny century Chanson de Roland chansons de geste character Charlemagne connexion Cuchulainn cycle death Dobrynya dragon entirely different epic poems epic poetry epic tradition episode Ermanaric example fact fairy-tale fame famous father fight figure Finn Finnish Frankish French German epic Gilgamesh give gods Greek Guillaume d'Orange Gunther Hagen hand Heracles hero heroic deeds heroic epic poetry heroic legend heroic poetry heroic song historical Homer honour Icelandic Iliad Irish jongleur Kalevala killed king later Lay of Hildebrand literature lived Lonnrot means Medb monastery monster motif myth mythical nation nature Nibelung Nibelungenlied nobility Norse Odyssey old heroic Old Norse once origin Pandavas poet poetic praise preserved princes recited remarkable Roncevaux runot Russian saga Siegfried sing singers Song of Roland story subject-matter sung sword tells Theoderic told tribes Vainamoinen Viking Wagadu Waltharius warriors words Zeus