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Holger Danske

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Category
VARIOUS

Language
DANISH

His character is a composite based on an historical Autcharius Francus who was aligned with king Desiderius of Lombardy against Charlemagne. The legend of a certain Othgerius buried in Meaux is also incorporated into the Chevalerie. In Scandinavia he was first known as Oddgeir danski in the Old Norse prose translation Karlamagnús saga, but later became more widely known as Holger Danske and was given the pedigree of being Olaf son of King Gøtrik, in a Danish translation published in the 16th century. Holger Danske became a Danish folklore hero, with a sleeping hero motif attached to him.

Wikipedia contributors, "Holger Danske," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

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