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Queen Guinevere, by William Morris
Queen Guinevere, by William Morris

Guinevere was the legendary queen consort of King Arthur. Guinevere was also a great warrior beside the hand of King Arthur .She is most famous for her love affair with Arthur's chief knight Sir Lancelot, which first appears in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart. This motif was picked up in all the cyclical Arthurian literature, starting with the Lancelot-Grail Cycle of the early 13th century and carrying through the Post-Vulgate Cycle and Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. Their betrayal of Arthur leads to the downfall of the kingdom. Guinevere may refer to: Queen Guinevere from Arthurian legend, or works about her: Guinevere (1994 film), a television movie The Guenevere Trilogy of fantasy novels by Rosalind Miles Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country, the first of Miles series The Guinevere Series of historical novels by Sharan Newman Guinevere (Newman... Image File history File links Queen_Guinevere. ... Image File history File links Queen_Guinevere. ... This page is about William Morris, the writer, designer and socialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... This entry was adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. ... Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century. ... Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart (French: Lancelot, le Chevalier de la Charrette) is an Old French poem by Chrétien de Troyes. ... The Lancelot-Grail, also known as the prose Lancelot, the Vulgate Cycle, or the Pseudo-Map Cycle, is a major source of Arthurian legend. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The Post-Vulgate Cycle is one of the major Old French prose cycles of Arthurian literature. ... Sir Thomas Malory (c. ... The Last Sleep of Arthur by Edward Burne-Jones Le Morte dArthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort dArthur, the death of Arthur) is Sir Thomas Malorys compilation of some French and English Arthurian...

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Name

The name Guinevere may be an epithet – the Welsh form Gwenhwyfar can be translated as The White Fay or White Ghost (Proto-Celtic *Uindā Seibrā, "white phantom" or "white fairy"; Brythonic *vino-hibirā; see also Ishara). Additionally, the name may derive from "Gwenhwy-mawr" or Gwenhwy the Great, contrasting the character to "Gwenhwy-fach" or Gwenhwy the less; Gwenhwyfach appears in Welsh literature as a sister of Gwenhwyfar, but in her scholarly edition of the Welsh Triads, Rachel Bromwich suggests this is a less likely etymology. Geoffrey of Monmouth renders her name Guanhumara in Latin. The name in Modern English is spelled Jennifer. Look up epithet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The Proto-Celtic language, also called Common Celtic, is the putative ancestor of all the known Celtic languages. ... The Brythonic languages (or Brittonic languages) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family. ... Ishara is the Hittite word for treaty, binding promise, also personified as a goddess of the oath. ... Gwenhwyfach or Gwenhwyvach, sometimes Anglicized as Guinevak, is a sister of Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere) in early Welsh Arthurian legend. ... The Welsh Triads (Welsh, Trioedd Ynys Prydein) is used to describe any of the related Medieval collection of groupings of three that preserve a major portion of Welsh folklore and Welsh literature. ... Rachel Bromwich (born 1915) is a British scholar. ... Geoffrey of Monmouth (in Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur or Sieffre o Fynwy) (c. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... For other uses, see Jennifer. ...


Guinevere's character

Arthur's Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Arthur's Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In some adaptations, she is the daughter of King Leodegrance and is betrothed to Arthur early in his career, while he is garnering support. When Lancelot arrives later, she is instantly smitten, and they soon consummate the adultery that will bring about Arthur's fall. However, Arthur is not aware of their romance for quite a while, until at a feast when he realizes that neither Lancelot nor Guinevere is there. Their affair is exposed by two of King Lot's sons, Agravain and Mordred, and Lancelot flees for his life while Arthur reluctantly sentences his queen to burn at the stake. Knowing Lancelot and his family will try to stop the execution, Arthur sends many of his knights to defend the pyre, though Gawain refuses to participate. Lancelot arrives and rescues the queen, and in the course of the battle Gawain's brothers Gaheris and Gareth are killed, sending Gawain into a rage so great that he pressures Arthur into war with Lancelot. When Arthur goes to France to fight Lancelot, he leaves Guinevere in the care of Mordred, who plots to marry the queen himself and take Arthur's throne. In some versions Guinevere assents to Mordred's proposal, but in others, she hides in the Tower of London and then takes refuge in a convent. Hearing of the treachery, Arthur returns to Britain and slays Mordred at Camlann, but his wounds are so severe that he is taken to the isle of Avalon. Guinevere meets Lancelot one last time, then returns to the convent where she spends the remainder of her life. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (801x491, 76 KB) [edit] Summary Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Arthurs Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere (1854, Watercolour on paper) [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (801x491, 76 KB) [edit] Summary Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Arthurs Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere (1854, Watercolour on paper) [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 – April 09, 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. ... King Leondegrance (sometimes Leodegrance, or some other minor variation) was, in Arthurian legend, the father of Queen Guinevere. ... In Arthurian Legend, Lot (or Loth) is king of Lothian, Orkney, and sometimes Norway. ... Sir Agravain or Sir Agravaine was a knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. ... For other uses, see Mordred (disambiguation). ... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain (Gwalchmei, Gawan, Gauvain, Walewein etc. ... Gaheris is a figure of Arthurian legend, a knight of the Round Table, and a son of Morgause and King Lot of Orkney and Lothian. ... For other uses, see Gareth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tower of London (disambiguation) Her Majestys Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower), is a historic monument in central London, on the north bank of the River Thames. ... A Beguine convent in Amsterdam. ... The Battle of Camlann is best known as the final battle of King Arthur, where he either died in battle, or was fatally wounded. ... For other uses, see Avalon (disambiguation). ...


Guinevere is childless in most stories, two exceptions being the Perlesvaus and the Alliterative Morte Arthure. In the former, the character Loholt is apparently her son; he appears as Arthur's illegitimate son in other works. In the latter, Guinevere willingly becomes Mordred's consort and bears him two sons, though all of this is implied rather than stated in the text. There are mentions of Arthur's sons in the Welsh Triads, though their exact parentage isn't clear. Other family relations are equally obscure; a half-sister and a brother play the antagonists in the Lancelot-Grail and the German romance Diu Crône respectively, but neither character is mentioned elsewhere. Welsh tradition remembers the queen's sister Gwenhyvach and records the enmity between them. While later literature almost always names Leodegrance as Guinevere's father, her mother is usually unmentioned, though she is sometimes said to be dead. Such is the case in the Middle English romance The Awntyrs off Arthure (The Adventures of Arthur), in which the ghost of Guinevere's mother appears to her daughter and Gawain in Inglewood Forest. Other works name cousins of note, though these do not usually appear in more than one place. Perlesvaus, also called Li Hauz Livres du Graal (The High History of the Holy Grail), is an Old French Arthurian romance dating to the first decade of the 13th century. ... The Alliterative Morte Arthure is a 4346 line Middle English poem, retelling the latter part of the legend of King Arthur. ... For other uses, see Mordred (disambiguation). ... The Welsh Triads (Welsh, Trioedd Ynys Prydein) is used to describe any of the related Medieval collection of groupings of three that preserve a major portion of Welsh folklore and Welsh literature. ... Diu Crône (The Crown) is a long Arthurian poem written in German. ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain (Gwalchmei, Gawan, Gauvain, Walewein etc. ... Inglewood Forest is the name now given on maps to a large tract of mainly arable and dairy farm land with a few small woodland areas between Carlisle and Penrith in the English non-metropolitan county of Cumbria or traditional county of Cumberland. ...


Guinevere has been portrayed as everything from a weak and opportunistic traitor to a fatally flawed but noble and virtuous gentlewoman. In Chrétien's Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, she is praised for her intelligence, friendliness, and gentility, while in Marie de France's Lanval (and Thomas Chestre's Middle English version, Sir Launfal), she is a vindictive adulteress, disliked by the protagonist and all well-bred knights. The early chronicles tend to portray her more inauspiciously, while later authors used her good and bad qualities to construct a deeper character. Yvain rescues the lion Yvain, the Knight of the Lion (French: Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion) is a romance by Chrétien de Troyes. ... Marie de France from an illuminated manuscript Marie de France (Mary of France) was a poet evidently born in France and living in England during the late 12th century. ... Lanval is one of the Lais of Marie de France. ... Thomas Chestre is the writer of the middle English romance, Sir Launfal ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Garrett, E. H (1853-1929), Sir Launfal Scorns a Beggar from: The Vision of Sir Launfal. ...


Abduction of Guinevere

Queen Guinevere's maying, by John Collier, 1900
Queen Guinevere's maying, by John Collier, 1900

The earliest mention of Guinevere is in the Welsh tale Culhwch ap Olwen, where she appears as Arthur's queen, but little more is said about her. Caradoc of Llancarfan, who wrote his Life of Gildas before 1136, recounts how she was kidnapped by Melwas, king of the "Summer Country" (Aestiva Regio, perhaps meaning Somerset), and held prisoner at his stronghold at Glastonbury. The story states that Arthur spent a year searching for her, found her, and had assembled an army to storm Melwas' fort when Saint Gildas negotiated a peaceful resolution and reunited husband and wife. This is the earliest written account of Guinevere's abduction, one of the earliest and most common episodes in Arthurian legend. A seemingly related account appears carved into the archivolt of Modena Cathedral in Italy, which probably predates Caradog's telling. Here, "Artus de Bretania" and Isdernus approach a tower in which "Mardoc" is holding "Winlogee", while on the other side Carrado (probably Carados) fights Galvagin (Gawain) while the knights Galvariun and Che (Kay) approach. "Isdernus" is most certainly some incarnation of Yder, a Celtic hero whose name appears in Culhwch and Olwen, and who was Guinevere's lover in a nearly-forgotten tradition mentioned in Beroul's Tristan and reflected in the later Roman de Yder. The Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym alludes to Guinevere's abduction in two of his poems, and the medievalist Roger Sherman Loomis suggested that this tale shows that "she had inherited the role of a Celtic Persephone". Image File history File links Size of this preview: 397 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (460 × 695 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) John Collier: Queen Guinevres Maying, 1900 +/- Location:Cartwright Hall Art Gallery , Bradford, England. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 397 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (460 × 695 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) John Collier: Queen Guinevres Maying, 1900 +/- Location:Cartwright Hall Art Gallery , Bradford, England. ... In the Venusberg Tannhauser (1901), oil John Maler Collier (January 27, 1850–April 11, 1934) was a British writer and painter in the Pre-Raphaelite style. ... Culhwch and Olwen is a Welsh story that survives in only two manuscripts: a complete version in the Red Book of Hergest, ca. ... Caradoc of Llancarfan, a monk at the monastery of Llancarfan, was the author of a largely fictional Life of Gildas in Latin. ... Gildas (c. ... Events Completion of the Saint Denis Basilica in Paris Peter Abelard writes the Historia Calamitatum, detailing his relationship with Heloise People of Novgorod rebel against the hereditary prince Vsevolod and depose him Births Amalric I of Jerusalem William of Newburgh, English historian (died 1198) Deaths November 15 - Margrave Leopold III... Maleagant (also spelled Malagant or Meleagant) is a villain from Arthurian legend. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see Glastonbury (disambiguation). ... Gildas (c. ... An archivolt is a group of mouldings (or other elements) surrounding an arched opening, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a rectangular opening. ... Modena Cathedral, the cathedral, or Duomo in Italian, of Modena, Italy, is one of the most important Romanesque buildings of Europe and a World Heritage Site. ... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain (Gwalchmei, Gawan, Gauvain, Walewein etc. ... Sir Kay, son of Sir Ector, was one of the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthurs foster brother. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the Knight of the Round Table. ... The term Welsh literature may be used to refer to any literature originating from Wales or by Welsh writers. ... Dafydd ap Gwilym (ca. ... Roger Sherman Loomis (1887-1966) was an American scholar of Arthurian literature. ... This article is about the Greek goddess. ...


Geoffrey of Monmouth tells a different version of Guinevere's abduction, adding that she was descended from a noble Roman family and was the ward of Cador, Duke of Cornwall. Arthur leaves her in the care of his nephew Mordred while he crosses over to Europe to go to war with the (fictitious) Roman Procurator Lucius Hiberius. While he is absent, Mordred seduces Guinevere, declares himself king and takes her as his own queen; consequently, Arthur returns to Britain and fights Mordred at the fatal Battle of Camlann. Geoffrey of Monmouth (in Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur or Sieffre o Fynwy) (c. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Cador (Latin: Cadorius) was a legendary Duke of Cornwall, known chiefly through Geoffrey of Monmouths pseudo-historical History of the Kings of Britain and related Welsh sources. ... For other uses, see Mordred (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... A procurator is the incumbent of any of several current and historical political or legal offices. ... Lucius Tiberius (sometimes Lucius Hiberius, or just simply Lucius) is a fictional character from Thomas Malorys Le Morte dArthur. ... Commanders King Arthur † Mordred † How Mordred was Slain by Arthur, and How by Him Arthur was Hurt to the Death, by Arthur Rackham “Camlann” redirects here. ...


Chrétien de Troyes tells yet another version of Guinevere's abduction, this time by Meleagant (whose name is possibly derived from Melwas) in Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart. The abduction sequence is largely a reworking of that recorded in Caradoc's work, but here the queen's rescuer is not Arthur (or Yder) but Lancelot, whose adultery with the queen is dealt with for the first time in this poem. It has been suggested that Chrétien invented their affair to supply Guinevere with a courtly extramarital lover. Mordred could not be used, as his reputation was beyond saving, and Yder had been forgotten entirely. Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century. ... Maleagant (also spelled Malagant or Meleagant) is a villian from Arthurian legend. ... Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart (French: Lancelot, le Chevalier de la Charrette) is an Old French poem by Chrétien de Troyes. ... For other uses, see Lancelot (disambiguation) and Sir Lancelot (disambiguation). ...


In the German tale Diu Crône, Guinevere's brother Gotegrim kidnaps her and intends to kill her for refusing to marry Gasozein, who claims to be her rightful husband. In Ulrich von Zatzikhoven's Lanzelet, Valerin, King of the Tangled Wood, claims the right to marry her and carries her off to his castle in a struggle for power that reminds scholars of her prescient connections to the fertility and sovereignty of Britain. Arthur's company save her, but Valerin kidnaps her again and places her in a magical sleep inside another castle surrounded by snakes, where only the powerful sorcerer Malduc can rescue her. All of these similar tales of abduction by another suitor – and this allegory includes Lancelot, who whisks her away when she is condemned to burn at the stake for their adultery – are demonstrative of a recurring Hades-snatches-Persephone theme, positing that Guinevere is like the otherworld bride Étaín, who Midir, king of the Underworld, carries off from her earthly life after she has forgotten her past. Diu Crône (The Crown) is a long Arthurian poem written in German. ... Lanzelet is a medieval romance written by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven sometime after 1194. ... Lanzelet is a medieval romance written by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven sometime after 1194. ... The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman: a magician makes his garden bear fruit and flowers in winter. ... The term otherworld could refer to: the afterlife Other World, in Irish Mythology. ... In Irish mythology Étaín (sometimes spelt Edain, Aideen, Éadaoin, Aedín) is the heroine of The Wooing Of Étaín, one of the oldest and richest stories of the Mythological Cycle. ... In Irish mythology Midir (or Midhir) was a son of the Dagda of the Tuatha Dé Danann. ... For other uses, see Underworld (disambiguation). ...


Recent cultural references

Novels

  • The Avalon Series by Marion Zimmer Bradley portrays Guinevere as a fanatical Christian. Se is desperate for an heir to succeed Arthur, but fears her infertility may be divine punishment for her adulterous affair with Lancelot.
  • The Guinevere Trilogy by Persia Woolley includes Child of the Northern Spring, Queen of the Summer Stars, and Guinevere: the Legend in Autumn.
  • Rosalind Miles's trilogy includes Guinevere: Queen of the Summer Country, Knight of the Sacred Lake, and The Child of the Holy Grail.
  • Sharan Newman's trilogy includes Guinevere, The Chessboard Queen, and Guinevere Evermore.
  • Nancy MacKenzie has written Queen of Camelot, a compilation of two earlier books, The Child Queen and The High Queen.
  • Alice Borchardt has written two novels on Guinevere - The Dragon Queen and The Raven Warrior.
  • Lancelot du Lethe by Robert King features a Lancelot who secretly marries Guinevere while she is betrothed to Arthur.
  • Avalon High by Meg Cabot, a young adult novel that portrays Guinevere as a modern teenager, Jennifer. She is a popular cheerleader and also the reincarnation of the legendary queen.
  • In The Last Enchantment, the third of Mary Stewart's Merlin series, Arthur marries two women named Guinevere. The first dies in childbirth. The second Guinevere fills the traditional Guinevere legends, being abducted and rescued by Arthur's best friend, and eventually falling in love with him. Stewart provides a twist in that Arthur, out of love for his wife and his friend, does not denounce them.
  • Bernard Cornwell's Arthurian series, The Warlord Chronicles, depicts Guenevere as a clever, capable and ambitious woman whose infidelity is a direct consequence of Arthur's own desire for peaceful obscurity rather than kingship.

A series of novels written by Marion Zimmer Bradley, with help from Diana L. Paxson. ... Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook. ... Template:Infobox Historical Fiction Writer Persia Woolley is an author, perhaps best known for her Guinevere trilogy. ... Avalon High is a young adult novel by Meg Cabot, published in 2005. ... Meg Cabot (born Meggin Patricia Cabot on February 1, 1967) is a popular American chick-lit author of romantic comedies for teens and adults. ... The Last Enchantment is a novel written by Mary Stewart. ... For the Canadian freestyle swimmer, see Mary Stewart (swimmer). ... The Warlord Chronicles is a trilogy of books written by Bernard Cornwell about Arthurian Britain. ...

Motion pictures

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Television

  • The children's television show Guinevere Jones revolves around the adventures of a girl who finds that she is the reincarnation of the Guinevere of legend.
  • The Legend of Prince Valiant, an animated adventure series that aired in the early 1990s, included Guinevere among its cast of characters.
  • In Mists of Avalon, a TNT mini-series based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Guinevere is depicted as a Christian princess who believes that only by fully converting Britain to Christianity can peace be attained. The affair with Lancelot is consummated during a ménage à trois with Arthur, who instigates the act as a potential solution to the royal couple's inability to conceive an heir. Guinevere later regrets this, and sees the strife in the kingdom as God's punishment for what they have done.
  • Guinevere is a major character in the animated series King Arthur's Disasters.
  • Several episodes of Carry On Laughing were parodies of the Arthurian legend, and featured a sex-crazed Guinevere, portrayed by Joan Sims.

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Music

  • Guinevere, a song written by Donovan, on his third album released in 1966, Sunshine Superman, reinforcing Donovan's fascination with medieval thematics in music. It is an observation of the state of the royal court of Arthur, with Guinevere "draped in white velvet, silk and lace."
  • Guinnevere, a song written by David Crosby of the band Crosby, Stills & Nash, on their self-titled 1969 debut album, describes her as a woman with green eyes, golden hair, and possibly hidden pagan beliefs. The Crosby song was subsequently covered by Miles Davis as an instrumental, and can be found on The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions.
  • "Guinevere", a song written by Edwin Mccain, describes the forbidden love of Lancelot and Queen Guinevere.
After all the corridors are darkened, When the royal crown is off your head, To your chambers I will creep not a word we will speak, Just love me while the fire light dances ’round the bed.

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Musicals

  • Camelot
  • In Spamalot, Guinevere and the Lady of the Lake are the same character; her traditional affair with Lancelot is absent, as he is revealed to be a homosexual in the "His Name is Lancelot" number.

The 1960 Original Broadway cast recording album cover Camelot is a 1960 musical play by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederic Loewe (music). ... Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...

See also

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 template below is being considered for deletion. ... The Arthurian legend featured many characters, whose names often differed from version to version, and language to language. ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... Sir Ector (sometimes Hector, Antor, or Ectorius) is the father of Sir Kay and the foster father of King Arthur in the Arthurian legend. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Merlin dictating his poems, as illustrated in a French book from the 13th century For other uses, see Merlin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mordred (disambiguation). ... Morgan le Fay, by Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829 - 1904), 1864 (Birmingham Art Gallery): A spell-brewing Morgaine distinctly of Tennysons generation Morgan le Fay, alternatively known as Morgaine, Morgain, Morgana and other variants, is a powerful sorceress and sometime antagonist of King Arthur and Guinevere in the Arthurian legend. ... In Arthurian legend, Morgause or Morgase (also known as Anna-Morgause or Ann-Morgause) is the half-sister of King Arthur who slept with him and produced Mordred, the incestuous heir that would lead to Camelots downfall. ... Uther Pendragon (French: Uter Pendragon; Welsh: Wthyr Bendragon, Uthr Bendragon, Uthyr Pendraeg) is a legendary king of sub-Roman Britain and the father of King Arthur. ... For the film, see Knights of the Round Table (film). ... King Arthur presides at the Round Table. ... Sir Agravain or Sir Agravaine was a knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. ... How Sir Bedivere Cast the Sword Excalibur into the Water. ... In Arthurian Legend, Sir Bors was a Knight of the Round Table. ... Sir Calogrenant, sometimes known in English as Colgrevance, is a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. ... Gaheris is a figure of Arthurian legend, a knight of the Round Table, and a son of Morgause and King Lot of Orkney and Lothian. ... For other uses, see Galahad (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Gareth (disambiguation). ... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain (Gwalchmei, Gawan, Gauvain, Walewein etc. ... Geraint, with his wife Enid, from The Idylls of the King Geraint is a character from Welsh folklore and Arthurian legend, a king of Dumnonia and a valiant warrior. ... Sir Kay, son of Sir Ector, was one of the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthurs foster brother. ... Sir Lamorak was the son of King Pellinore and the brother of Sir Tor, Sir Aglovale, Sir Dornar, Sir Percival, and Dindrane. ... For other uses, see Lancelot (disambiguation) and Sir Lancelot (disambiguation). ... Palamedes, (also called Palamede, Palomides or some other variant) was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. ... Percival or Perceval is one of King Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table. ... Sir Sagramore is a Knight of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. ... This article is about the Knight of the Round Table. ... Ywain rescues the lion Sir Ywain (also called Owain, Yvain, Ewain or Uwain) is a Knight of the Round Table and the son of King Urien in Arthurian legend. ... For other uses, see Excalibur (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Holy Grail (disambiguation). ... King Arthur presides at the Round Table. ... The following is a list and assessment of sites and places associated with King Arthur and the Arthurian legend in general. ... For other uses, see Avalon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the mythical castle. ... Corbenic (also Carbonek and Corbin) is the name of the castle of the Holy Grail in the Lancelot-Grail cycle and Thomas Malorys Le Morte dArthur. ... Remains of Tintagel Castle Tintagel (pronounced with the stress on the second syllable; Cornish: Dintagell) is a village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, in England, UK. The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... The Arthurian legend is one of the most popular literary subjects of all time, and has been adapted numerous times in every form of media. ... This is a list of books about King Arthur, or his related world, family, friends or enemies. ... Films based on the Arthurian legend are many and varied. ...

References

  • Rachel Bromwich (1963) Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain, University Of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1386-8
  • Ronan Coghlan (1991) Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends, Element Books.

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