Oberon is known as the “king of the fairies”. He features heavily in the William Shakespeare play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Oberon is first referred to as the king of fairies, in the legend of the Merovingian dynasty, in which a sorcerer named Alberich refers to him as such.
The first written mention of Oberon dates back to the early 1200s, in a French epic poem entitled “Les Prouesses et faitz du noble Huon de Bordreaux” (The Prowess and the noble Huon de Bordreaux). In this poem Oberon is an elfish figure who helps the hero of the piece, Huon de Bordreaux, in various feats he must perform to impress a nobleman of Babylon.
In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, much of the action is set into motion by a feud between Oberon and his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies.