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Nine' Wor'thies

three pagan, three Jewish, and three Christian heroes mentioned together in medieval romances, usually including Hector, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Joshua, David, Judas Maccabaeus, Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godefroy de Bouillon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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