Ogier the Dane (Danish: Holger Danske, French: Ogier de Danemarche) is a legendary Danish hero who first appears in an Old French chanson de geste, in the cycle of poems Geste de Doon de Mayence. Danish ( d̥ænsɡ̊ is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A legend ( Latin, legenda, "things to be read" is a Narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe A hero (from Greek grc ἥρως hērōs) in Greek mythology and Folklore, was originally a Demigod, the offspring of a mortal and Old French was the Romance Dialect continuum spoken in territories which span roughly the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium The chansons de geste, Old French for "songs of Heroic deeds lineages" are the epic poems that appear at the dawn of French literature Doon de Mayence was a fictional Hero of the Old French chansons de geste, who gives his name to the third cycle of the Though the character is called "the Dane" in later works, it is possible that Danemarche originally signified the marches of the Ardennes and not Denmark. For the political subdivision of France see Ardennes (department.
According to his legend, he was the son of Geoffrey (the historical Gudfred), king of Denmark. A legend ( Latin, legenda, "things to be read" is a Narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to King Godfred (ruled 804 - 810 was a Danish Viking king the younger son of King Sigfred. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe In La Chevalerie Ogier de Danemarche, he had a son who was slain by Charlot, son of Charlemagne. Charlemagne (ˈʃɑrlɨmeɪn Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus meaning Charles the Great) (747 – 28 January 814 was King of the Franks from 768 to his Seeking revenge, Ogier sought out and slew Charlot, and was only barely prevented from killing Charlemagne. Revenge (also vengeance, retribution, or vendetta amongst others consists primarily of retaliation against a person or group in response He resisted Charlemagne for seven years but made peace with him to fight at Charlemagne's side against the Saracens, in which battle he slew the giant Brehus. Saracen was a term used by Europeans in the Middle Ages for Fatimids at first then later for all who professed the religion of Islam. The Mythology and Legends of many different Cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength
There may be a dim flicker of history in the tale. History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology Danish sources reveal that in around 800, while Charlemagne's empire was at its peak, a Danish king named Godfred or Godfrid made successful war against Frankish expansion into Frisia and Schleswig for many years. Events By Place Europe September 15 - Oldest known mention of Monkey. King Godfred (ruled 804 - 810 was a Danish Viking king the younger son of King Sigfred. Francia or Frankia, later also called the Frankish Empire (imperium Francorum Frankish Kingdom (Latin regnum Francorum, "Kingdom of the Frisia ( West Frisian: Fryslân; North Frisian: Fraschlönj, Freesklöön, Freeskluin, Fresklun, and After a long stalemate, peace is declared between the two rulers.
Like Frederick Barbarossa, Saint Wenceslas and King Arthur, in Danish legend Ogier becomes a king in the mountain; he is said to dwell in the castle of Kronborg, his beard grown down to the floor, and to sleep there until some date when Denmark is in mortal danger, at which time he will rise up and deliver the nation. Frederick I Barbarossa (1122 &ndash 10 June 1190) was elected King of Germany at Frankfurt on 4 March 1152 and crowned Saint Wenceslaus or Saint Wenceslas (Václav HelpIPA, (c 907 &ndash September 28, 935) was duke ( kníže) of Bohemia King Arthur is a legendary British leader who according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders A king in the mountain, king under the mountain or sleeping hero is a prominent motif in Folklore and Mythology, that is found in many Folktales Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot is situated near the town of Helsingør (immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme tip In some versions, Morgue le Faye (commonly known today as Morgan le Fay) takes him to Avalon, from where he returns after two hundred years to save France. Morgan le Fay, alternatively known as Morgane, Morgain, Morgana and other variants is a powerful sorceress and Antagonist of Avalon (probably from the Celtic word abal: apple see Etymology below is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend, famous for its beautiful This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. According to the tour guides of Kronborg Castle, legend has it that Holger sat down in his present location after walking all the way from his complete battles in France.
Poul Anderson's fantasy novel Three Hearts and Three Lions (ISBN 0-671-72186-0) (1961) draws upon these legends and also alters them. Poul William Anderson ( November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American Science fiction author who wrote during a Golden Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Three Hearts and Three Lions is a 1961 Fantasy novel by Poul Anderson. Its protagonist Holger Carlsen (a Danish resistance fighter) is transported to a fantasy alternate history where the Matter of France is historical. The Protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. A resistance movement is a group or collection of individual groups dedicated to fighting an Invader in an occupied country or the government of a sovereign nation Alternate history or alternative history is a subgenre of Speculative fiction (or Science fiction) and Historical fiction The Matter of France, also known as the Carolingian cycle, is a body of Legendary history that springs from the Old French Medieval literature He eventually learns that he is Ogier the Dane, sent to our universe to remove him from the conflict between humans and Faerie in that one.
In the catacombs beneath the Kronborg castle in Helsingør, there is a statue of Holger Danske (Ogier the Dane). The first Burial galleries to be referred to as catacombs lie beneath San Sebastiano fuori le mura, in Rome. Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot is situated near the town of Helsingør (immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme tip Elsinore redirects here For other places and things named Elsinore see Elsinore (disambiguation. According to folklore the statue will come alive when Denmark is in great danger, and Holger Danske will save the country.
Ogier the Dane is represented in French playing cards by the Jack of Spades.