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Palamedes, (also called Palamede, Palomides or some other variant) was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. He was Saracen pagan who converted to Christianity later in his life, and his unrequited love for Iseult brought him into frequent conflict with Tristan. Palamedes' father was King Esclabor; his brothers Safir and Segwarides also join the Round Table. The Knights of the Round Table were those men awarded the highest order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur in the literary cycle, the Matter of Britain. ... 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. ... The term Saracen comes from Greek sarakenoi. ... Paganism (from Latin paganus) and Heathenry are catch-all terms which have come to connote a broad set of spiritual/religious beliefs and practices of a natural religion, as opposed to the Abrahamic religions. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life, teachings, and actions of Jesus of Nazareth, known by Christians as Jesus Christ, as recounted in the New Testament. ... Iseult of Ireland as portrayed in the 2006 Tristan and Isolde (film) In the Arthurian Legend of Tristan and Iseult (alternatively Isolde, Yseult, Isode, Isotta, etc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Esclabor is a lord of Babylon and father of Palomides in Arthurian Legend. ... In Arthurian legend, Sir Safir was a Knight of the Round Table and the youngest son of the Saracen king Esclabor. ... Segwarides is a Knight of the Round Table from Arthurian legend. ...


Palamedes first appears in the Prose Tristan, an early 13th century prose expansion of the Tristan and Iseult legend. He is introduced as a knight fighting for Iseult's hand at a tournament in Ireland; he ultimately loses to Tristan, to the delight of the princess. Tristan spares him but forbids him to bear arms for a year or to pursue Iseult's love ever again. After Iseult's wedding to King Mark, Palamedes rescues Iseult's servant Brangaine, joins the Round Table and engages in a number of duels with Tristan that are usually postponed or end without a clear winner. They eventually reconcile, but share a love-hate relationship through the rest of the narrative. The Prose Tristan is an adaptation of the Tristan and Iseult story into a long prose romance, and the first to tie the subject entirely into the arc of the 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. ... Mark of Cornwall (Latin Marcus Cunomorus, Cornish Margh, Welsh Cynfawr) was a king of Kernyw (Cornwall) in the early 6th Century AD. According to legend, he was a cousin of King Arthur and father (or uncle) of Tristan; a gravestone found in Cornwall has confirmed that Tristan was at least...


Palamedes also appears in the Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, and even gave his name to his own romance, the Palamedes. The Palamedes exists in fragments and as part of the vast Compilation of Rusticiano da Pisa, and details the adventures of two generations of Arthurian heroes. Some stories reveal Palamedes' background: his father was a king of Babylon who is sent to Rome where he saves the life of the Emperor; he then travels to Britain where he rescues and befriends King Pellinore. Many tales also have Palamedes as the hunter of the Questing Beast, an abomination only the chosen can kill. The hunt is as frustuating and fruitless as the pursuit of Iseult, and in most versions remains uncompleted. However, in the Post-Vulgate Palamedes' conversion to Christianity during the Grail Quest allows him release from his worldly entanglements, and Percival and Galahad help him trap the beast in a lake, where he finally slays it. The Post-Vulgate and Malory have Palamedes and Safir joining Lancelot after the great knight's affair with Queen Guinevere is exposed; the brothers eventually accompany Lancelot to France, where Palamedes is made Duke of Provence. The Post-Vulgate Cycle is one of the major Old French prose cycles of Arthurian literature. ... Sir Thomas Malory (c. ... Le Morte dArthur (The Death of Arthur)—the title is actually spelled as Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions—is Sir Thomas Malorys compilation of some French and English Arthurian romances. ... Rustichello da Pisa was a romance writer who was imprisoned with Marco Polo in around 1298 during the war between Venice and Genoa, two rival Italian cities. ... , Babylon is the Greek variant of Akkadian Babilu, an ancient city in Mesopotamia (modern Al Hillah, Iraq). ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... King Pellinore of Listinoise is a minor character in Arthurian legend. ... Arthur and the Questing Beast The Questing Beast, or the Beast Glatisant (Barking Beast), is a monster from Arthurian legend, the subject of quests by famous knights like King Pellinore, Sir Palamedes, and Sir Percival. ... In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, cup or vessel that caught Jesus blood during his crucifixion. ... Percival or Perceval is one of King Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table. ... A potrait of Sir Galahad by George Frederick Watts. ... In the Arthurian legend, Sir Lancelot (Lancelot du Lac, or Lancelot of the Lake; also Launcelot) is one of the Knights of the Round Table. ... Guinevere was King Arthurs Queen. ... Provence is a former Roman province and is now a region of southeastern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent to Frances border with Italy. ...


See also

In Arthurian Legend, there were many people, often with conflicting names in different languages. ...

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  • In spanish Romance de Palamedes

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Palamedes (Arthurian legend) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Palamedes, (also called Palamede, Palomides or some other variant) was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend.
Palamedes first appears in the Prose Tristan, an early 13th century prose expansion of the Tristan and Iseult legend.
Some stories reveal Palamedes' background: his father was a king of Babylon who is sent to Rome where he saves the life of the Emperor; he then travels to Britain where he rescues and befriends King Pellinore.
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