Gawain and his brothers.

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Gareth. Sir Gareth [ˈɡarɛθ] was a Knight of the Round Table in Arthurian Legend.


He was the youngest son of Lot and of Morgause, King Arthur's half-sister, thus making him Arthur's nephew, as well as brother to Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and half-brother to Mordred. He is the subject of Book VII in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, which tells how he became a knight. The tale[edit] Lynette finally sees that Gareth's calm acceptance of her abuse is very knightly and that he must be a very good knight indeed. He arrives at Lyonesse's castle, where she is besieged by the Sir Ironside, Red Knight of the Red Lands. Gawain. Sir Gawaine the Son of Lot, King of Orkney, by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. (1903) Gawain (/ɡəˈweɪn/, [ˈɡawain]; also called Gwalchmei, Gualguanus, Gauvain, Walwein, etc.) is King Arthur's nephew and a Knight of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend.


Under the name Gwalchmei, he appears very early in the legend's development, being mentioned in some of the earliest Welsh Arthurian sources. He is one of a select number of Round Table members to be referred to as one of the greatest knights, most notably in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He is almost always portrayed as the son of Arthur's sister Morgause (or Anna) and King Lot of Orkney and Lothian, and his brothers are Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The original Gawain manuscript, Cotton Nero A.x.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

It describes how Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table, accepts a challenge from a mysterious "Green Knight" who challenges any knight to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day. Gawain accepts and beheads him with his blow, at which the Green Knight stands up, picks up his head and reminds Gawain of the appointed time. Green Knight. A painting from the original Gawain manuscript.

Green Knight

The Green Knight is seated on the horse, holding up his severed head in his right hand. The Green Knight is a character in the 14th-century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the related work The Greene Knight. His true name is revealed to be Bercilak (or Berkilak) de Hautdesert[1] in Sir Gawain, while The Greene Knight names him "Bredbeddle".[2] The Green Knight later appears as one of Arthur's greatest champions in the fragmentary ballad "King Arthur and King Cornwall", again under the name "Bredbeddle".[3] In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Bercilak is transformed into the Green Knight by Morgan le Fay, a traditional adversary of King Arthur, in order to test his court.

The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle. The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle (The Weddynge of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnell) is a 15th-century English poem, one of several versions of the "loathly lady" story popular during the Middle Ages.

The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle

An earlier version of the story appears as "The Wyfe of Bayths Tale" ("The Wife of Bath's Tale") in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales,[1] and the later ballad "The Marriage of Sir Gawain" is essentially a retelling, though its relationship to the medieval poem is uncertain.[2] Text[edit] Stories about the Arthurian court were popular in medieval England, and the worn condition of some of the manuscripts suggests that they were well read. The Ragnelle narrative may have been intended for a festive or less than serious audience. Agravain. Sir Agravain[pronunciation?]


Is a minor character in Arthurian legend, a lesser-known nephew of King Arthur who serves him as a Knight of the Round Table. In the Vulgate and Post-Vulgate cycles, as well as Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, he is a son of King Lot of Orkney and Anna/Morgause (Arthur's sister) and an accomplice of his evil half-brother Mordred. Now usually characterized as a morally corrupt figure, Agravain (sometimes spelled Agravaine) seems to have been neutral at first. Throughout the stories Agravain participates in acts of villainy such as the slaying of Sir Lamorak and Sir Dinadan, but sometimes his acts are not so malignant. Gaheris. Role in Arthurian tradition[edit] In Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Gaheris is squire to his elder brother Gawain, whose fiery temper he helps moderate, before being knighted himself.


He participates in the revenge killing of King Pellinore, his father's slayer, and Sir Lamorak, Pellinore's son and his mother's lover. More notorious is his beheading of his own mother, Morgause, after catching her in flagrante delicto with the youthful and handsome Lamorak, who meanwhile escapes.