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Murgleis


In the 12th century French epic the Song of Roland, Murgleis is the sword of Ganelon, Roland's stepfather. King Marsile of the Saracens sues for peace with France, and Charlemagne seeks a diplomatic envoy to speak for the Franks. Roland nominates his stepfather, not realizing that Ganelon believes the mission to be extremely dangerous and the nomination a veiled attempt at sending him to his death.

Ganelon plots with the Saracens to ambush Charlemagne's rearguard as they depart from Spain. Roland, leading the rearguard, is attacked by a vastly superior force, and they are killed to the last man.

France, Mythology, Song of Roland, Sword, Weapon


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