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Meaning & History
Variant of OUROANA. In 1158, a Christian knight, Gonçalo Hermigues and his companions kidnapped a Moorish princess named FATIMA. The knight took Fatima to a small village. The princess fell in love with the Christian knight and decided to become herself a Christian, taking the name of Oureana. The legend is retold by Friar Bernardino de Brito in his 'Chronicle of the Order of Cister' (1602).