The Principals and Cast



HUGO-A Norman Baron and a Scholar.
Married in Denmark to Thora. They travelled south over deserts and acquired 
"Castles and serving men, lands and revenues."
Hugo has since withdrawn into his studies but is dragged away, 
firstly by Orion for travel and then by the dying request of Count Baldwin 
to take his daughter, Agatha, to a convent on the Rhine.
Hugo's old love for Agatha is rekindled and when the convent is attacked 
by robbers, Hugo and his men fight them off. 
Hugo is killed but his dying request is for his horse "Rollo" to be well 
looked after.

 
ORION- The manservant of Hugo and one of the masters of the Spirits of 
"Earth, Air and Sea", and of Spirits "Unclean "and Spirits "Untrue."
Orion has an influence over Hugo, urging Hugo to travel and broaden 
his outlook.Orion and Hugo spend a night visiting all the "Spirits." 

 
AGATHA- The daughter of an old friend of Hugo's, Count Baldwin.
Count Baldwin's dying wish is for Hugo to place his daughter 
into a Convent on the Rhine.


URSULA Abbess of the Convent on the Rhine.


ERIC A friend of Hugo's.

THURSTON
EUSTACE
RALPH    Followers of Hugo.

HENRY A Page.

LUKE
HUBERT Monks living in a Norman Chapel.

BASIL  Abbot of a Convent on the Rhine.
CYRIL  A Monk at the same Convent.

RUDOLPH  A Norwegian Adventurer, and formerly a Corsair.
DAGOBERT  The Captain of some predatory Soldiers called 'Free Lances.'

HAROLD  A Danish Knight.

THORA  The wife of Hugo.
ELSPETH  A Nurse of Thora's.

NUNS

Men-at-arms, Soldiers, and Robbers; Monks, Friars, and Churchmen: Spirits.



REFERENCES  (With the help of George Edmiston)
ASHTAROTH:-  ASHTAROTH and BAALIM. Hebrew plurals of ASHTORETH AND BAAL. 
Canaanite goddess of fertility, reproduction. Patroness of the hunt. 
Her Star-The Planet Venus. (Confused with Aphrodite, Artemis, 
Diana, Juno and Venus) 
ASHTAROTH represented the conceptive powers of nature as BAAL 
(means Lord, Master, Husband, Owner) represented the generative. 
ASHTORETH symbolised by the moon. BAAL, the sun.    Greek ASTARTE 
  
Bible references- Genesis 14.5 Deut. 1.4 Joshua 9.10 & 12.4 
Judges 2.13 1Samuel 12.10 & 31.10    1Kings 11.5 & 11.33   
11Kings 23.13  1Chronicles 11.44


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