Gahmuret was the fictional French king of Anjou and Zazamanc and the hero of the first two books of Wolfram von Eschenbach's epic poem, Parzival. Husband of Belacane and Herzeloyde, father of Parzival and Feirefiz, and son of Gandin, Gahmuret is renowned for his skill in battle, his virtuous character, his wanderlust (his symbol is the anchor, and he twice abandons his wives, children, and kingdoms), and is most famous for the achievements of his remarkable children.
Relatively little is known of Gahmuret's background except that his father is Gandin. Anjou, a former county centered on the city of Angers in the Loire Valley of western France, is the area that would have comprised the realm of his family, but more information is unknown.
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