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Oberon (Legendary character)


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    • Auberon (Legendary character)
    • Oberycom (Legendary character)
    • Alberon (Legendary character)
    • Alberich (Legendary character)
    • Оберон (Legendary character)
    • 오베론 (Legendary character)
    • Obelon (Legendary character)
    • オーベロン (Legendary character)
    • Oberon, King of the Fairies (Legendary character)
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    • found: Weber, Carl Maria von. Oberon, or, The elf king's oath, 1826.
    • found: Briggs, K.M. Encyclopedia of fairies, 1976(Oberon, fairy king in 15th cent. prose romance 'Huon of Bordeaux.' Familiar spirits in early Renaissance times called Auberon and Oberycom. Possibly derived from the same source as the German dwarf Alberich)
    • found: Riverside Shakespeare, 1997:Index to the characters in the plays (Oberon; Midsummer night's dream)
    • found: Bloomsburg dictionary of myth, 1996, via Credo reference, July 16, 2010(Oberon: Central Europe; Medieval European myth and folktale; King of the Fairies)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, May 4, 2018(Oberon: the king of the fairies in medieval folklore)
    • found: Collins English dictionary online, May 4, 2018(Oberon: (in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania)
    • found: Encyclopædia Britannica online, May 4, 2018(Oberon, legendary figure; Oberon, French Alberon, German Alberich, king of the elves, or of the "faerie," in the French medieval poem Huon de Bordeaux. In this poem Oberon is a dwarf-king, living in the woodland, who by magic powers helps the hero to accomplish a seemingly impossible task. In the legendary history of the Merovingian dynasty Oberon is a magician, the brother of Merowech (Mérovée). In the medieval German epic the Nibelungenlied he is the dwarf who guards the underground treasure of the Nibelungen and is overcome by Siegfried and forced to yield the "cloak of darkness" (the Tarn-kappe). In another Middle High German epic, entitled Ortnit, Alberich appears as the king of the dwarfs and the titular hero's father)
    • found: VIAF, May 4, 2018(German National Library authorized access point: Oberon; variants: Auberon, Alberon)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 4, 2018(Oberon is a king of the fairies in medieval and Renaissance literature. He is best known as a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which he is Consort to Titania, Queen of the Fairies) Bulgarian page (Оберон = Oberon) Spanish page (Oberón) French page (Obéron, or Aubéron) Korean page (오베론 = Obelon) Japanese page (オーベロン = Ōberon)
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    • 2018-05-04: new
    • 2018-08-03: revised
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