Son of Hadrama and Marsillus, King of Portugal, Castile,
Aragon, Leon, and Valence, when those countries were held by the Moors.
He was called “Lord of the Lion,” because he always led about a lion in
silken fetters. When he carried defiance to Charlemagne at Fronsac, the
lion fell in love with Aude the Fair; Murad chastised it, and the lion
tore him to pieces. (Croquemitaine, vii.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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