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Origin of the name BELAKANE.
Etymology of the name BELAKANE.
Meaning of the baby name BELAKANE.


BELAKANE.  Arthurian.  African.  In the 12th century German epic Parzival, by Wolfram von Eschenbach, this is the name of Percival's stepmother, an African queen.  The name may mean "pelican" (cf. Greek πελεκἁν); or, it may be related to Balkis (Balqis), the Arabic name for the Queen of Sheba, meaning "concubine." (Aus Literatur und Symbolik, Cassel, 1884). 

... In his journeyings he came to Patelamunt, in the land of the Moors, where the queen, Belakane, was beset by enemies.  Then Gamuret came to her aid, and defeated her enemies; the queen wedded him, and he became king of Assagog and Zassamank.  But after a time he waxed weary, since there was no fighting to be done, and he also thought it ill that his wife should be a heathen, so he sailed away secretly, leaving a letter which told of his rank and lineage.  After his departure Belakane gave birth to a son, who was black and white even as his parents came of differing races, and she called her son's name Feirefis Angevin. (Legends of the Wagner Drama, Weston, 1903)


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