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Old 08-16-2016, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Meurglys View Post
Meurglys was the name of the sword owned by Count Ganelon, Roland's traitorous stepfather.
Whatever it's other characteristics, it apparently had religious relics of some sort embedded in it:

"You will swear to me that you will betray Roland.'
Ganelon replies: 'Let it be as you please.'
On the relics in his sword Murgleis
He swore the treason and committed his crime."

He meets a very sorry end, torn limb from limb by four warhorses...
Meurglys looks a lot like the Middle Breton for "big sword" (in Modern Breton the compound would be meurgleze)