Diaz De Vivar

El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) El Cid is the name given in song and story to a great national hero of Spain. His real name was Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. El Cid comes from the Arabic El Seid meaning the lord. He was also known as campeador (champion) by his admiring countrymen. He was a Spanish warrior whom later legend made into a hero and the symbol of chivalry and virtue. El Cid was born in Vivar near Burgos c. 1043. His father, Diego Lainez, was a member of the mino