List of Arthurian characters

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The Arthurian legend featured many characters, including the Knights of the Round Table and members of his family. Their names often differed from version to version and from language to language. The following is a list of them with descriptions. (Note: The ' † ' symbol indicates a Knight of the Round Table.)

King Arthur Characters
Name Other names Earliest appearance Works featured in Description
Accolon Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Morgan le Fay's lover
Aglovale Agloval, Sir Aglovale de Galis The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, The Once and Future King King Pellinore's eldest son
Agravain Agravaine Lancelot-Grail, Le Morte D'Arthur Second son of King Lot and Morgause, joins Mordred's rebellion
Amr Amhar, Amir, Anir Historia Brittonum, c. AD 820 Geraint and Enid Son of King Arthur
King Arthur Arthur Pendragon Y Gododdin, c. 7th century Many King of the Britons
Aurelius Ambrosius Ambrosius Aurelianus Gildas' De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae c. AD 540s Historia Brittonum c. AD 820 Uther Pendragon's brother, High King of Britain before him
Bagdemagus Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, 1170s Meleagant's father and ruler of Gorre
Ban Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Lancelot's father
Balan Sir Balan le Savage Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Post-Vulgate, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Balin
Balin Sir Balin le Savage, Knight with Two Swords Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Post-Vulgate, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Balan, kills the Lady of the Lake and strikes the Dolorous Stroke
Bedivere (Welsh: Bedwyr)(French: Bédoier) Bedevere Pa Gur yv y Porthaur, c. 10th century Vita Cadoc, Culhwch and Olwen, Stanzas of the Graves, Welsh Triads, Historia Regum Britanniae, Le Morte d'Arthur, numerous others Returns Excalibur to The Lady of the Lake, brother to Sir Lucan
Black Knight King Arthur's grandson through Tom a'Lincoln. Another Black Knight is an antagonist figure
Blanchefleur Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Percival's wife, niece to Gornemant
Bors the Elder (French: Bohort) Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Brother to King Ban, and an ally of Arthur's
Bors the Younger Son of Bors the Elder, father of Elyan the White
Brangaine Brangaene, Brangwane, Brangien Tristan poems by Béroul and Thomas of Britain, 12th century Tristan poems of Béroul, Thomas, Eilhart von Oberge, Gottfried von Strassburg, Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Handmaid to Iseult
Bruin Sir Bruin Surnamed the Black First Named in "King Arthur Meets Lady Guinevere" Howard Pyle Unknown Family, One of the Original 32 Knights of the "Round table"
Breunor le Noir Brunor, La Cote Male Taile ("The Badly-shaped Coat") Knight who wears his murdered father's coat, brother of Dinadan and Daniel
Brutus of Britain (Brut, Brute, Welsh: Bryttys) Historia Brittonum, c. AD 820 First King of Britain, a Trojan
Cador (Latin: Cadorius) Historia Regum Britanniae, The Dream of Rhonabwy Raised Guinevere as his ward, father to Constantine III of Britain, Described in some works as Arthur's cousin
Caelia Celia, The Faerie Queene Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, 1590; Richard Johnson's Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599 Tom a'Lincoln's lover, mother to the Faerie Knight
Calogrenant Colgrevance, Cynan Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Le Morte d'Arthur Cousin to Sir Ywain
Caradoc (Latin: Caractacus) (Welsh: Caradog Freichfras, meaning Caradoc Strong (or Stout) Arm)) (French: Carados Briefbras) Perceval, the Story of the Grail, the Mabinogion Rebelled against Arthur when he first became king, but later supported him. Sometimes two characters, Caradoc the Elder (a king) and Caradoc the Younger (a knight)
Catigern (Welsh: Cattegirn) Historia Brittonum (9th century), Harleian genealogies, Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1134) Son of Vortigern; fought alongside his brother Vortimer against the Saxons
Cerdic of Wessex Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 9th century First King of Wessex, an ancestor of Arthur's
Claudas Perlesvaus, Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur A Frankish King antagonistic to Arthur, has two sons, Dorin and Claudin
Claudin Lancelot-Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur Virtuous son of the Frankish villain Claudas, eventually becomes one of 12 knights to achieve the Holy Grail
Constans son of Constantine Based on the historical figure Constans Historia Regum Britanniae Son of Constantine II of Britain, older brother to Uther Pendragon
Constantine II of Britain Based on the historical figure Constantine Historia Regum Britanniae Arthur's grandfather, father to Uther Pendragon, Constans, and Ambrosius Aurelianus
Constantine III of Britain Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Historia Regum Britanniae, Le Morte d'Arthur Arthur's cousin and successor to his throne, Cador's son
Culhwch Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Cousin of Arthur's in early Welsh legend
Cynric of Wessex Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 9th century Second King of Wessex, son of Cerdic
Dagonet Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King Arthur's court jester
Daniel von Blumenthal Daniel von Blumenthal, 1220 A Knight of the Round Table found in an early German offshoot of Arthurian legend
Dinadan Prose Tristan, 1230s Prose Tristan, Le Morte D'Arthur Son of Sir Brunor the Senior
Dindrane (Italian: Agrestizia)(Welsh: Danbrann) Also Dindraine or Heliabel depending on the sources) Sister (sometimes half-sister) of Percival, plays a large part in many Holy Grail stories
Durnure Sir Durnure First Named in "King Arthur Meets Lady Guinevere" Howard Pyle One of Three Sons of King Pellinore, One of the Original 32 Knights of the "Round table"
Ector Hector, Antor, Ectorius Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century The Once and Future King, Le Morte d'Arthur Raises Arthur according to Merlin's command, father to Sir Kay
Edern ap Nudd Edern, son of Nudd, Yder, Yver, Isdernus, Knight of the Sparrowhawk Culhwch and Olwen, c. 1100 Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide (as Yder), Geraint ac Enid, The Dream of Rhonabwy Brother of Gwyn ap Nudd, rival to Erec/Geraint. Originally a hostile figure, later a member of Arthur's retinue
Elaine of Astolat Elaine the White, Elaine the Fair, The Lady of Shalott Le Morte d'Arthur, 1470 The Lady of Shalott Daughter of Bernard of Astolat, classic Arthurian figure of unrequited love
Elaine of Benoic Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Wife of King Ban and mother to Lancelot, Evaine's sister
Elaine of Corbenic Amite, Helaine or Helizabel; "The Grail Maiden" Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail c. 1181 The Once and Future King, Perceval le Gallois (1978) Daughter of the Fisher King, mother of Galahad by Lancelot
Elaine of Garlot Daughter of Gorlois and Igraine, sister to Morgan le Fay and Morgause and a half-sister to King Arthur, wife to King Nentres.
Elaine of Listenoise Le Morte d'Arthur Daughter of King Pellinore, lover of Sir Miles of the Laundes
Elaine the Peerless Niece of the Lord of the Fens and wife of Persides the Red of the Castle of Gazevilte
Eliwlod Welsh Triads Nephew to Arthur, son of Madoc, Uther Pendragon's son
Elyan the White (French: Helyan le Blanc) Son of Sir Bors and Claire, King Brandegoris' daughter, helps Lancelot rescue Guinevere and goes into exile with him
Enide Enid Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Idylls of the King, Geraint and Enid Erec's wife
Epinogres Sir Epinogres First Named in "King Arthur Meets Lady Guinevere" Howard Pyle Son of King of Umberland, and brother unto Enchantress Vivien, One of the Original 32 Knights of the "Round table"
Erec Unclear; first literary appearance as Erec in Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 See Geraint and Enid Son of King Lac and a Knight of the Round Table
Esclabor Father of Palamedes, Safir, and Segwarides
Esclados Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Defended a magical fountain in the Forest of Broceliande, married to Laudine
Evaine Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Wife of Bors the Elder, mother of Bors the Younger and Lionel, sister of Elaine of Benoic, aunt of Lancelot
Faerie Knight, The Richard Johnson's Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599 Bastard son of Tom a'Lincoln and Caelia, the Faerie Queen, half brother to the Black Knight
Feirefiz Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, early 13th century Half-brother to Percival and King Arthur's nephew
Fisher King, The The Wounded King, Pelles, Pelias Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal, c. 1220, Prose Tristan as interpolation, c. 1230 Guardian of the Holy Grail
Gaheris Le Morte d'Arthur Son of King Lot and Morgause, brother to Gawain, Agravaine, and Gareth, and half-brother to Mordred
Galahad Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Bastard son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic
Galehault Galehalt, Galehaut Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Former enemy of Arthur who becomes close friends with Lancelot
Galeschin Galeshin The Vulgate Cycle Son of Elaine of Garlot and King Nentres, nephew of Arthur
Gareth Beaumains Le Morte d'Arthur, Idylls of the King Also a son of Lot and Morgause, in love with Lyonesse
Gawain (Latin: Walwanus, Welsh: Gwalchmai, Irish: Balbhuaidh) Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Chretien de Troyes' Conte du Graal, Lancelot-Grail cycle, Prose Tristan,Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur and many short Middle English romances Another son of Lot and Morgause, father of Gingalain
Geraint Geraint and Enid Enid's lover
Gingalain Guinglain, Gingalin, Gliglois, Wigalois, etc., also Le Bel Inconnu, or The Fair Unknown Le Bel Inconnu Gawain's and Blanchemal's son
Gorlois (Old Welsh: Gwrlais) Historia Regum Britanniae Igraine's first husband before she married Uther Pendragon. Father of Morgause and Morgan le Fay.
Gornemant Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Chrétien's Perceval, the Story of the Grail Percival's mentor
Guiron le Courtois Palamedes, 1235-40 Palamedes, Guiron Compilation Companion of Meliodas
Green Knight Bercilak, Bertilak, Bernlak, Bredbeddle Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 1300s The Greene Knight, King Arthur and King Cornwall A knight enchanted by Morgan le Fay in order to test Gawain
Griflet Girflet, Jaufre Jaufré The son of Do (or Don), cousin to Sir Lucan and Sir Bedivere
Gringolet (Welsh: gwyn calet ("white-hardy"), or ceincaled ("handsome-hardy")) Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain's horse
Guinevak Gwenhwyvach Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Welsh Triads, Thomas Love Peacock's Misfortunes of Elphin Guinevere's half-sister
Queen Guinevere (Welsh: Gwenhwyfar, 'The White Fay' or 'White Ghost')(Latin: Guanhumara) Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Many Wife to King Arthur, famous for her affair with Lancelot
Gwyn ap Nudd First appeared in the Arthurian saga in Culhwch and Olwen, c.1100. Character is much older. One of Arthur's knights. Brother of Edern ap Nudd, rival of Gwythyr ap Greidawl, lover of Creiddylad
Hector de Maris Ector de Maris Quest du Saint Graal Vulgate Cycle Half-brother of Lancelot, son of King Ban and the Lady de Maris, Sir Bors and Sir Lionel are his cousins
Hengest Hengist Bede's The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, AD 721 Historia Regum Britanniae An Anglo-Saxon king killed by Uther Pendragon; Horsa's brother
Hueil mab Caw Huail Culhwch and Olwen, c 1110 Vita Gildas, Welsh Triads A Pictish plunderer and chieftain, killed by Arthur. Brother to Saint Gildas
Hoel (Welsh: Howel, Hywel) The Dream of Rhonabwy, Geraint and Enid Son of King Budic of Brittany, father to St. Tudwal
Horsa Bede's The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, AD 721 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Brother to Hengest
Igraine (Latin: Igerna)(Welsh: Eigyr) (French Igerne) Also Ygrayne and Arnive. Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Vulgate Merlin Mother to King Arthur through an affair with Uther Pendragon. Mother of Morgause and Morgan le Fay through her first husband Gorlois.
Iseult of Ireland Isolde, Yseult, Isode, Isoude, Isotta Tristan and Iseult Wife of Mark of Cornwall and adulterous lover of Sir Tristan
Queen Iseult Isolde, Yseult, Isode, Isoude, Isotta Tristan and Iseult Iseult of Ireland's mother
Iseult of the White Hands Isolde, Yseult, Isode, Isoude, Isotta Tristan and Iseult Daughter of Hoel of Brittany, sister of Sir Kahedin, and wife of Tristan
Joseph of Arimathea Biblical figure; first connection with Arthur is in Robert de Boron's Joseph d'Arimathie, 12th century First keeper of the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend
Josephus of Arimathea Josephe, Josephes Lancelot-Grail cycle, Post Vulgate Prose Tristan, Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur Son of Joseph of Arimathea
Kay (Welsh: Cai, Latin: Caius) Pa Gur yv y porthaur? 10th century Many Foster brother to Arthur, Sir Ector's son
Kahedin Kahadin, Kahedrin, Kehenis, Kehidius; possibly the Welsh character Kae Hir Thomas of Britain's Roman de Tristan Prose Tristan, Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Iseult, son of King Hoel, had an affair with Brangaine
Lady of the Lake Nimue, Viviane, Niniane, Nyneve, etc. Unclear; a water fay is first mentioned as Lancelot's foster mother in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, 1170s Many There are several related characters called the Lady of the Lake. Their actions include giving Arthur his sword Excalibur, raising Lancelot and his cousins as foster children, enchanting Merlin, and taking the dying king to Avalon
Lamorak Prose Tristan, c. 1235 Lancelot-Grail Cycle Son of King Pellinore, brother to Tor, Aglovale, Percival, and Dindrane. Lover of Morgause
Lancelot Lancelot du Lac, Lancelot of the Lake, Launcelot Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Chrétien's Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot-Grail, many others Son to King Ban and Elaine, most famous for his affair with Queen Guinevere, Arthur's wife, most prominent Knight of the Round Table
Lanval Landevale, Launfal, Lambewell Marie de France's Lanval, late 12th century Sir Landevale, Sir Launfal, Sir Lambewell A knight of King Arthur's court who falls in love with a fairy
Laudine Lady of the Fountain Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain, Iwein Sir Ywain's wife
Leodegrance Leondegrance Guinevere's father, King of Cameliard in what is now southwest England
Lionel Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Son of King Bors of Gaunnes (or Gaul), brother of Bors the Younger
Lohengrin Loherangrin, Lorengel Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, early 13th century Parzival, German romance Lohengrin, Lorengel, Richard Wagner's Lohengrin A knight of the Holy Grail, son of Percival
Loholt Possibly Llacheu, similar character in Welsh sources Welsh Triads (as Llacheu) Perlesvaus, Vulgate Cycle (as Loholt) Illegitimate son of Arthur
Lot Loth Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Le Morte d'Arthur King of Lothian, father to Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth
Lucan Sir Lucan the Butler Le Morte d'Arthur Servant to King Arthur, Bedivere's brother, Griflet's cousin
Lucius Lucius Tiberius, Lucius Hiberius Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Alliterative Morte Arthure, Le Morte d'Arthur, A fictional Roman Emperor and antagonist to Arthur
Lunete (Welsh: Luned) (French: Lunete, Lunet) Chrétien de Troyes' Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Handmaiden and advisor to Laudine
Lynette Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, c. 1470 Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King Seeks aid from Arthur to rescue her sister Lyonesse; Arthur sends an incognito Gareth, who she berates until he proves his worth
Lyonesse Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, c. 1470 Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King Entrapped sister of Lynette; rescued by Gareth, whom she eventually marries
Mabon ap Modron Culhwch and Olwen, 11th century Welsh Triads Son of Modron, kidnapped at birth, rescued by Culhwch
Madoc Madawg Book of Taliesin Stanzas of the Graves Son of Uther Pendragon, brother of Arthur in early Welsh tradition, father of Eliwlod
Maleagant Malagant, Meleagant, perhaps Melwas Unclear, a similar character named "Melwas" appears in the 12th century Life of Gildas Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Abductor of Guinevere
Manawydan fab Llyr Sometimes Manawyddan The Mabinogion (first appearance)

Pa Gur yv y Porthaur (circa 10th century)

Culhwch and Olwen (circa 1100) Originally a British God; appeared as a knight of Arthur's in Culhwch and Olwen
Mark of Cornwall (Latin: Marcus Cunomorus)(Cornish: Margh)(Welsh: March) Possibly based on a historical figure from the 6th century Post-Vulgate Cycle, Prose Tristan, Le Morte d'Arthur, Palamedes Tristan's uncle, husband to Iseult
Meirchion Tristan and Iseult Father to Mark of Cornwall
Melehan Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 (unnamed) Elder son of Mordred
Meliodas Meliadus Prose Tristan; Tristan's father was named Rivalen in earlier versions Le Morte d'Arthur Father to Tristan
Menw ap Tairgwaedd Culhwch and Olwen c.1100 Welsh Triads Enchanter, member of Arthur's retinue.
Merlin (Welsh: Myrddin), Myrddin Emrys, Merlin Ambrosius First mention of his familiar character is Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136, but derived from earlier Welsh tales Many Wizard, guide to King Arthur
Modron Mentioned as the mother of Mabon ap Modron in Culhwch and Olwen and the Welsh Triads Welsh Triads Mother of Mabon; in another folktale, she is the mother of Owain (Ywain) and Morvydd by Urien. Possible source for Morgan le Fay
Mordred Modred (Welsh: Medrawd, Latin: Medraut) Annales Cambriae, c. 970 Many In some literature, Arthur's illegitimate son through Morgause (or Morgan le Fay), kills and is killed by Arthur
Morgan le Fay Morgaine, Morgain, Morgana, Bellicent Unclear; first mention as Morgan in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Vita Merlini, c. 1150 Many Sorceress, half-sister and sometime antagonist of Arthur, and (in some traditions) mother of Mordred
Morgause Anna Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Arthur's half-sister, wife to King Lot, mother to Gawain, Agravaine, Gaheris, and Gareth. In some traditions, also the mother of Mordred
Morgan Tud Geraint ac Enid Head physician of Arthur's court.
Morholt Marhalt, Morold, Marhaus Tristan poems of Béroul and Thomas of Britain, 12th century Tristan poems of Béroul, Thomas, Eilhart von Oberge, Gottfried von Strassburg, Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Irish knight, rival of Tristan, uncle of Iseult
Morien Moriaen Dutch romance Morien, 13th century Half-Moorish son of Aglovale
Morvydd Welsh Triads, Culhwch and Olwen Owain's twin sister
Nimue see Lady of the Lake
Oberon Auberon, King of Shadows and Fairies King of the Fairies, sometimes identified as a son of Morgan le Fay
Olwen Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Daughter of Ysbaddaden, beloved of Culhwch
Orgeluse Haughty Maiden of Logres Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 A wife of Gawain
Owain (see Ywain) Historical figure Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain Son of Urien
Palamedes Palamede, Palomides Prose Tristan, 1230s, Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, T.H. White's The Once and Future King Saracen Knight of the Round Table
Parcenet The Story of King Arthur and His Knights A maid from Queen Ettarre's court who helps Sir Pelleas
Pellam King Pellam of Listeneise, Pellehan see Fisher King
Pelleas Pellias Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King A Knight of the Round table in love with Ettarre, later lover of Nimue
Pelles see Fisher King
Pellinore Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, T. H. White's The Once and Future King King of Listenoise and friend to Arthur
Percival (Welsh: Peredur) Perceval, Parzifal As Percival, Chrétien de Troyes' Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Chrétien's Perceval, the Story of the Grail, Lancelot-Grail, many Achiever of the Holy Grail; King Pellinore's son in some tales
Questing Beast Beste Glatisant (Barking Beast) Perlesvaus, c. 1210 Gerbert's Continuation of Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail, Post Vulgate Suite du Merlin, Prose Tristan, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur A strange beast quested after by many knights associated with Pellinore and Palamedes.
Lady Ragnell Sir Gawain's wife, in some legends mother of Percival
Red Knight Chrétien's Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Appears in many tales, usually as an antagonist
Rience Ritho, Ryence, Ryons, and Rion Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Lancelot-Grail, Post Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur King defeated by Arthur
Safir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son to Esclabor, brother of Segwarides and Palamedes
Sagramore Sagramor Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Prose Tristan, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Ubiquitous Knight of the Round Table; various stories and origins are given for him
Segwarides Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son of Esclabor, brother of Safir and Palamedes
Taliesin Historical figure The Welsh Triads, Story of Taliesin, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King Bard to king Arthur, oldest known Welsh poet
Tom a'Lincoln The Red Rose Knight At least in Richard Johnson's Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599; possibly mentioned in Robert Greene's Farewell to Folly, 1591 Illegitimate son of King Arthur through Angelica
Tom Thumb Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft The History of Tom Thumb, Henry Fielding's Tom Thumb and The Tragedy of Tragedies A tiny creation of Merlin. Later becomes Arthur's court dwarf and an honorary knight
Tor Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Son of King Ars, adopted by Pellinore
Tristan (Latin/Brythonic: Drustanus; Welsh: Drystan; Portuguese: Tristão; Spanish: Tristán; also known as Tristran, Tristram, etc.) Beroul's 'Roman de Tristan' Thomas of Britain's 'Roman de Tristan', the two 'Folies Tristans', Marie de France's 'Chevrefeuil', Eilhart von Oberge, Gottfried von Strassburg, Post-Vulgate Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Son of Blancheflor and Rivalen (or Meliodas), Iseult's lover
Urien Uriens Historical figure Welsh Triads Father of Ywain (Owain mab Urien), husband of Morgan le Fay
Uther Pendragon (French: Uter Pendragon; Welsh: Wthyr Bendragon, Uthr Bendragon, Uthyr Pendraeg) Pa Gur yv y Porthaur?, c. 10th century Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136

Welsh Triads

Arthur's father
Vortigern (Latin: Urtigernus), Guorthigirn, Vortiger, Vortigen, Gwrtheyrn Probably a historical figure; first mentioned in Bede's The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, AD 721 King of Britain whose decisions assisted the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain
Vortimer Historia Brittonum, c. AD 820 Son of Vortigern
Ysbaddaden Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century A giant and antagonist in the story Culhwch and Olwen
Ywain (Welsh: Owain) Yvain, Ewain or Uwain Based on the historical figure Owain mab Urien Historia Brittonum, Yvain, the Knight of the Lion Urien's son, Morvydd's brother
Ywain the Bastard Ywain the Adventurous Urien's illegitimate son through a seneschal, accidentally killed by Gawain