Ogier the Dane


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Ogier the Dane

Ogier the Dane (ōˈjēər, ōzhyāˈ), in the chansons de geste, a paladin of Charlemagne. Although his military feats save emperor and kingdom, he is for a time at odds with Charlemagne. In some versions Morgan le Fay takes him to Avalon, from where he returns after 200 years to save France. As Holger, or Olger, Danske he is a popular Danish hero.
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Given such a wealth of material it is perhaps inevitable that one or two slight inaccuracies should have crept in: the manuscript of 'Ogier the Dane' (MoW 448) is titled (and in gold, too), whilst the lecture 'Makeshift' (MoW 1731) was not due to be published on 5 May 1933 - that is merely the date of a note (by Edmund Craster) stating that publication has been arranged for.
Another cycle deals with the wars of such powerful barons as DOON de Mayence, Girart de Roussillon, Ogier the Dane, and Raoul de Cambrai.
Duke Naimon, Geoffrey, Duke of Anjou, Ogier the Dane, Count Jozeran of Provence, and Antelme of Mayence, Charlemagne's loyal vassels and trusted advisers.
When Roland was fourteen years old, he became a squire and made the acquaintance of Ogier the Dane, a hostage prince at Charlemagne's court.
It tells of Charlemagne's rebellious barons and contains the stories of heroes such as Girart de Roussillon, Raoul de Cambrai, Renaud de Montauban, and Ogier the Dane, all of whom are represented as opposing Charlemagne (though the emperor's name is probably often used to stand for his weaker successor, Louis).