THE MATTER OF SCANDIAVIA

The Eddas.
Scandianvian Mythology


THE MATTER OF GERMANY

Germanic Mythology


THE MATTER OF ENGLAND
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matter_of_England


“THE MATTER OF IRELAND”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_Cycle

 


THE MATTER OF FRANCE
(the Carolingian Cycle)

—“The Matter of France, also known as the Carolingian cycle, is a body of literature and legendary material associated with the history of France, in particular involving Charlemagne and his associates. The cycle springs from the Old French chansons de geste, and was later adapted into a variety of art forms, including Renaissance epics and operas. Together with the Matter of Britain, which concerned King Arthur, and the Matter of Rome, comprising material derived from and inspired by classical mythology, it was one of the great literary cycles that figured repeatedly in medieval literature.”—


THE MATTER OF TROY (GREECE)

Homer. Enuff Said.


THE MATTER OF ROME

—“According to the medieval poet Jean Bodel, the Matter of Rome was the literary cycle made up of Greek and Roman mythology, together with episodes from the history of classical antiquity, focusing on military heroes like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Bodel divided all the literary cycles he knew best into the Matter of Britain, the Matter of France and the Matter of Rome. The Matter of Rome also included what is referred to as the Matter of Troy, consisting of romances and other texts based on the Trojan War and its after-effects, including the adventures of Aeneas.”—

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