Hellenore is the wife of Malbecco. He is a stingy and jealous man who tries to hide his wife from visitors. Resenting her husband, Hellenore runs off with the visiting knight Paridell, but he soon abandons her. Left all alone, Hellenore eventually gets taken in by some satyrs in the woods and decides to stay with them.
Hellenore Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene
The timeline below shows where the character Hellenore appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book III: Canto IX
Book III: Canto X
...Malbecco decides that rather than chase him, they’ll head into the forest to look for Hellenore. Tricky Trompart warns Malbecco that the forest could contain many dangerous monsters. He says it... (full context)
...hides his money, then he, Braggadochio, and Trompart head into the forest to look for Hellenore. In the woods, they hear the bagpipes of the satyrs. Braggadochio gets frightened and flees,... (full context)
Book IV: Canto I
...unreliable. The other knight, with Duessa, is Paridell (who carried off and then unceremoniously abandoned Hellenore in the previous book). Britomart, however, doesn’t know about Paridell’s falseness, so she greets him... (full context)