Who is El CID?

El Cid was really named Rogrigo Diaz de Vivar. He was called ‘El Cid’ because the Moors in Spain called him ‘As-sid’ (Chief), and the Spanish speaking people started to pronounce it as ‘El-Cid.’ El Cid is a Spanish national hero, known to his many victories against the Moors and his rlue of Valencia. Le lived from 1040 AD – 1099 AD. For more information see here: