Summary and Analysis: Book III, Prologue-Canto vi
Book III: “The Legend of Britomartis, or Of Chastitie”
Adonis: The lost lover of Venus, who in legend died in a boar hunt but was restored to Venus for a part of each year.
Amoretta: Belphoebe’s twin, who was raised by Venus.
Britomart: The heroine of Book III, a chaste but fierce woman disguised as a male Knight to seek her love.
Chrysogonee: A Faerie and the mother of Belphoebe and Amoretta.
Cupid: The winged god who causes mortals to fall in love with each other.
Cymoent: Marinell’s mother, a protective and loving guardian although she is also a goddess and lives in the sea.
(The entire section is 6988 words.)