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Matter of Britain (or the "Arthurian cycle"), which centers on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table The
Matter of France (or the "Carolingian cycle"), which centers on Charlemagne and the Twelve Peers The
Matter of Rome (or the "cycle of Rome"), which centers on Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great The
Reynard cycle, which centers on the fabular fox Reynard The
Epic Cycle, which centers on the Trojan War The
Mythological Cycle, which centers on the Celtic pantheon The
Fenian Cycle, which centers on Fionn mac Cumhaill and the Fianna The
Ulster Cycle, which centers on Cú Chulainn and the Kingdom of Ulster The
Cycle of the Kings, which centers on the monarchy of Ireland
Der Ring des Nibelungen (or the "Ring cycle"), which centers on the Ring and the Norse pantheon The four
troubadours Bernart d'Auriac, Pere Salvatge, Roger Bernard III of Foix, and Peter III of Aragon composed a cycle of four in the summer of 1285 concerning the sirventes Aragonese Crusade. The Japanese literary concept of
(世界, lit. "world") bears strong similarities to that of a cycle. Those surrounding sekai Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the Soga brothers are likely the most popularly reproduced.