“Le of Iniores” ( French: Lai d'Ignaures ) is an anonymous French le of the mid- 13th century , sometimes attributed to Reno de Beauguis or Jean Renard .
One young knight had twelve mistresses at once, and each thought that only she was the object of adoration of the gentleman. When, by chance, the truth comes out, twelve angry beauties demand that the young man choose one of them. But then the husbands of these twelve ladies appear on the scene. They kill the libertine and at the feast present their unfaithful wives with roast from the heart and genitals of their beloved. Ladies decide not to touch food anymore and die.
The motif of the eaten heart connects le with the “ Roman about the Castellian of Cuxi ” and with the legendary biography of Guillaume de Cabestany .
- Mikhailov A.D. French knightly novel. M., 1976, p. 304-305.