Summary and Analysis: Book V, Cantos vii-xii
Adicia: Souldan’s wife, who eggs Souldan on in evil deeds.
Belge: An honorable mother of seventeen sons, twelve of whom have been killed by a tyrant.
Gerioneos Seneschall: A deformed tyrant with three bodies who worships his dead father, who was also similarly deformed.
Isis: An Egyptian nature goddess.
Malengin: A shape-shifting robber who lives in an underground labyrinth.
Paynim Knights: Two pagan Knights who chase Samient.
Queen Mercilla: The good and kind queen of the region.
Samient: A fleeing damsel who serves Queen Mercilla.
Souldan: A vile man who tries to kill Queen Mercilla and her...
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