Name: Criseyde

Origin and Meaning of the Name Criseyde

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    (CRIS eh deh)
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    The name Criseyde first appears in several medieval legends concerning the Trojan War; she vows to love Troilus, prince of Troy, but when she is captured by the Greeks, she attaches herself to Diomedes, a Greek soldier. This story was not part of ancient legend, making retellings by Shakespeare and Chaucer wholly based on medieval legend.

    "Troilus and Criseyde" is Geoffrey Chaucer's poem in rhyme royal, re-telling the tragic love story.

    She is known more familiarly, and in Shakespeare's works, as Cressida.

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