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In some German Arthurian literature, Lohengrin is the son of Parzival (Percival). He arrives in a boat pulled by swans to rescue and marry a maiden, but must leave her when she asks his identity. His story is a version of the Knight of the Swan legend. King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Britain. ... Percival or Perceval is one of King Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table. ... Swans can refer to: Swan, the bird. ... The story of the Knight of the Swan, or Swan Knight, is a medieval myth about a mysterious rescuer who comes in a swan-drawn boat to defend a damsel, his only condition being that he must never be asked his name. ...


Lohengrin first appears as "Loherangrin", the son of Parzival and Condwiramurs in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. Loherangrin and his twin brother Kardeiz join their parents in Munsalvaesche when Parzival becomes the Grail King; Kardeiz later inherits their father's secular lands, and Loherangrin remains in Munsalvaeshe as a Grail Knight. These knights are sent out in secret to provide lords to kingdoms who have lost their protectors, and Loherangrin is eventually called to this duty in Brabant, where the duke has died without a male heir. His daughter fears the kingdom will be lost, but Loherengrin arrives in a boat pulled by a swan and offers to defend her, though he warns her she must never ask his name. He weds the duchess and serves as Duke of Brabant until one day when his beloved asks him the fatal question. He explains his origin, and steps back onto his swan boat, never to return. Why Wolfram added the Knight of the Swan element, known at the time only from tales of Godfrey of Bouillon's ancestry, into Parzival is best known to himself, though it isn't the only altered versions of a popular story he uses in his narrative (he makes Prester John the son of his character Feirefiz). Blanchefleur is the sweetheart of Perceval in Chrétien de Troyes Perceval, le Conte du Graal. ... Portrait of Wolfram from the Codex Manesse. ... Parzival is one of the two great epic poems in Middle High German. ... Grail redirects here. ... Historically, Brabant has been the name of several administrative entities in the Low Countries with quite different geographical extent: as Carolingian shire (pagus Bracbatensis), located between the rivers Scheldt and Dijle (between 9th-11th century); as landgraviat: the part of the shire between the rivers Dender and Dijle (from 1085... Genera Cygnus Coscoroba Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. ... Godfrey of Bouillon (c. ... Prester John The legend of Prester John (also Presbyter John), popular in Europe from the 12th through the 17th centuries, told of a mythical Christian patriarch and king said to rule over a Christian nation lost amidst the Muslims and pagans in the Orient. ... Feirefiz is a figure of the Matter of Britain featured in Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach. ...


The story was picked up and expanded in the late 13th century Lohengrin by a certain "Nouhusius" or "Nouhuwius" who changed the character's name and tied the romance's Grail and Swan Knight elements into the history of the Holy Roman Empire. The story follows Wolfram's closely but adds certain details, (Princess Elsam's questioning of her husband occurs only after prodding by an antagonist who spreads rumors that Lohengrin isn't of noble blood) that distends the material to make a full romance. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation ▶(?), Latin Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Germanicae, see names and designations of the empire) was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Romanticism. ...


In the 15th century the story was taken up again for the anonymous Lorengel. In this version, the taboo against asking the protagonist about his mysterious origin is not extant, and Lorengel and his princess can live happily ever after. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


In 1848 Richard Wagner adapted the tale into his popular opera Lohengrin, arguably the work through which Lohengrin's story is best known today. According to Wagner, the Knight of the Swan must leave Elsa because he has been imbued with mystical powers by the Grail, and those powers can only be maintained if their nature is kept secret. The most famous piece from Wagner's opera is the Bridal Chorus ("Here Comes the Bride"), still played at many Western weddings (excepting Jewish weddings, as Wagner was a notorious anti-Semite). 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lohengrin is a romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. ... The Bridal Chorus from the opera Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner, is the standard march played for the brides entrance at most formal weddings in the United States and at many weddings thoughout the Western world. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


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Lohengrin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
In some German Arthurian literature, Lohengrin is the son of Parzival (Percival).
Lohengrin first appears as "Loherangrin", the son of Parzival and Condwiramurs in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival.
The story was picked up and expanded in the late 13th century Lohengrin by a certain "Nouhusius" or "Nouhuwius" who changed the character's name and tied the romance's Grail and Swan Knight elements into the history of the Holy Roman Empire.
LOHENGRIN - LoveToKnow Article on LOHENGRIN (817 words)
The story of Lohengrin as we know it is based on two principal motives common enough in folklore: the metamorphosis of human beings into swans, and the curious wife whose question brings disaster.
Lohengrin's guide (the swan) was originally the little brother who, in one version of " the Seven Swans," was compelled through the destruction of his golden chain to remain in swan form and attached himself to the fortunes of one of his brothers.
The consecrated wafer shared by Lohengrin and the swan on their voyage is one of the more obvious means taken by the poet to give the tale the character of an allegory of the relations between Christ, the Church and the human soul.
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