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Dun Tynne Castle
|Dun Tynne Castle|
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According to Alcides Fierabras, the burh served once as a seat of lord Waltharius the Burly, who murdered his unfaithful wife, lover of her, mother of her, sister of her and brother of her, and thereafter he sat and cried, for unknown reason.
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- This castle is tied to the dark legend of Waltharius the Burly, the dashing knight who wed the beautiful Nazairi princess Hiltgunt. Waltharius then embarked on a lengthy campaign and returned to find his wife in carnal relations with his relative, upon which he flew into a rage and murdered them both. The moral of the tale is held to be that nothing good ever comes from Nazair, and that when one has a young wife, one should stay at home instead of gallivanting about on campaigns.
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- History of Waltharius is a reference to a Polish "Legend of Helgunda and Walgierz the Stout".
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- In the original Polish edition Alcides Fierabras refers to Dun Tynne as "burg" - general Germanic term for "castle", "stronghold" or "fortified town". Since Andrzej Sapkowski prefers to use more typical Polish terms, like "zamek" or "gród", "burg" could be a regionalism, word limited to certain dialects. I've decided to translate it temporarily (until the release of an official translation) as "burh", an Old English word for fortification or fortified settlement.