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Sir Agravain or Sir Agravaine was a knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. For other uses, see Round Table (disambiguation). ... The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ...


He was the son of King Lot of Orkney and Lothian and Morgause. Morgause was a daughter of Gorlois and Igraine. She was a sister of Elaine and Morgan le Fay. She was also an older maternal half-sister of King Arthur. Lot in Arthurian Legend was the king of Lothian, Orkney, and Norway which leads to his name which essentially means King of Lothian. He is the father of most popularly Gawain, Gareth, and in Welsh tradition, Mordred. ... The Orkney Islands form one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and are a Lieutenancy Area. ... Lothian forms a traditional region of Scotland, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. ... In Arthurian legend, Morgause (also known as Anna-Morgause) is the half-sister of King Arthur who slept with him and produced Mordred, the incestuous heir that would lead to Camelots downfall. ... In the legendary tales of King Arthur, Gorlois was the Duke of Cornwall and married to the beautiful Ygerna (Igraine or Ygraine). ... In Arthurian legend, Igraine is the mother of King Arthur. ... Elaine (a form of Helen) is a name shared by several different characters in Arthurian Legend. ... Morgan le Fay, by Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829 - 1904), 1864 (Birmingham Art Gallery): A spell-brewing Morgaine distinctly of Tennysons generation In the mythology of King Arthur, Morgan le Fay, alternatively known as Morgaine, Morgain or Morgana and a slew of related nicknames, is an important female figure and... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ...


Agravain was reportedly brother to Gawaine, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred. In the Vulgate Cycle, Agravain, not Mordred, is the one to expose the affair of Lancelot and Guinevere. He also participated in the murder of Sir Lamorak. He was killed by Lancelot. In Arthurian legend, Sir Gawain (Gawan, Gawein) features as a knight of the Round Table. ... Gaheris is a figure of Arthurian legend, a knight of the Round Table. ... Sir Gareth was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian Legend. ... This entry is on the King Arthur character. ... This entry was adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. ... Guinevere was King Arthurs Queen. ... Sir Lamorak was the son of King Pellinore and the brother of Sir Percivale. ...


Agravain is sometimes called "of the Hard Hand", as in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", a 14th century English poem by an unknown author. This hints at a more heroic pre-Vulgate past. In modern Arthuriana, his character has only gotten worse. For example in "The Once and Future King" (1958) by Terence Hanbury White, Agravain is made the murderer of his mother Morgause rather than his brother Gaheris, and given a cowardly, drunken, bloodthirsty character (though not an altogether unsympathetic one.) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th century metrical romance recorded in a manuscript containing three other pieces of an altogether more Christian orientation, which are linked by a commonality of dialect usage. ... (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ... The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... The Once and Future King The Once and Future King is an Arthurian fantasy novel written by T.H. White. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Agravain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
Sir Agravain or Sir Agravaine is a nephew of King Arthur and a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend.
Agravain is described as handsome and a capable fighter, but unlike his heroic brothers Gawain and Gareth, Agravain has a reputation for malice and villainy.
White, it is again Agravain, not Gaheris as in Malory, who murders their own mother, in addition to being the "bully" of the family, and killing a unicorn in their childhoods.
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