(Meister). The Nestor of German romance. Like Maugis among the
heroes of Charlemagne, he was a magician as well as champion.
Pope Gregory VII. (1013, 1073-1085).
One resembling Pope Gregory VII., noted for subjugating the power
of the German emperors; and specially detested by the early reformers
for his ultra-pontifical views.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894