High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yde et Olive is an Old French chanson de geste. IT is a sequel to Huon de Bordeaux and follows the Chanson d'Esclarmonde, the story of Huon's wife, and Clarisse et Florent, the story of Yde's parents, in the cycle. IT is perhaps the earliest Old French adaptation of the myth of Iphis. THis myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses, but other ancient Indian sources and no sources at all have also been suggested for the chanson. YDe et Olive is a relatively unstudied chanson, with only one critically edited published text, Max Schweigel's from 1889, and one unpublished edition from a 1977 dissertation by Barbara Anne Brewka at Vanderbilt University. THe marriage of Clarisse and Florent and Clarisse' death while giving birth to Yde are briefly recounted in Yde et Olive, but the first major theme of the work is the grieving of Florent and his refusal to remarry. AS Yde grows into a young woman much like her mother, her father falls in love with her and plans to marry her.