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Ketel is a legendary Magyar tribal chieftain of perhaps Kabar origin, who lived at the end of the 9th century. He was the father of Alaptolma,[1] and the first known ancestor of the Koppán clan.

According to the medieval Gesta Hungarorum, the leader of the Magyars, Árpád, donated a large estate to Ketel along the Danube and Váh (Vág) rivers where he settled with his people. Today, Ketel is honoured as the legendary founder of the city of Komárom/Komárno with his son, Alaptolma.


  1. ^ Tamás Hölbling, A honfoglalás forráskritikája I. - A külföldi kútfők, Ad Librum Kiadó, 2010, p. 260