List of Arthurian characters

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The Arthurian legend features many characters, including the Knights of the Round Table and members of King Arthur's family. Their names often differ from version to version and from language to language. The following is a list of characters with descriptions.

The dagger 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 love
Aglovaledagger Agloval, Sir Aglovale de Galis The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, The Once and Future King King Pellinore's eldest son
Agravaindagger Agravaine Lancelot-Grail, Le Morte D'Arthur, The Once and Future King Second son of King Lot and Morgause, joins Mordred's rebellion
Amr Amhar, Amir, Anir Historia Brittonum, c. 820 Geraint and Enid Son of King Arthur
Andred Le Morte D'Arthur Cousin of Tristram
King Arthurdagger Arthur Pendragon Y Gododdin, c. 7th century Many King of the Britons
Aurelius Ambrosius Ambrosius Aurelianus Gildas' De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae c. 540s Historia Brittonum c. 820 Uther Pendragon's brother, High King of Britain before him
Bagdemagusdagger Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, 1170s Meleagant's father and ruler of Gorre
Ban Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century;, The Once and Future King Lancelot's father
Balan Sir Balan le Savage Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Balin
Balin Sir Balin le Savage, Knight with Two Swords Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Balan, kills the Lady of the Lake and strikes the Dolorous Stroke
Bediveredagger (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 Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Percival's wife, niece to Gornemant
Bors the Elder (French: Bohort) Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century; The Once and Future King Brother to King Ban, and an ally of Arthur's
Bors the Youngerdagger Son of Bors the Elder, father of Elyan the White
Brangaine Brangaene, Brangwane, Brangien Tristan, 12th century Tristan poems, Post-Vulgate Cycle, 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 Noirdagger Brunor, La Cote Male Taile Knight who wears his murdered father's coat, brother of Dinadan and Daniel
Brutus of Britain Brut, Brute, (Welsh: Bryttys) Historia Brittonum, c. 820 First King of Britain, a Trojan
Cadordagger (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 The Faerie Queene, 1590; Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599 Tom a'Lincoln's lover, mother to the Faerie Knight
Calogrenantdagger Colgrevance, Cynan Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Le Morte d'Arthur Cousin to Sir Ywain
Caradocdagger (Latin: Caractacus), (Welsh: Caradog Freichfras), (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
Claudas Perlesvaus, Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur A Frankish King antagonistic to Arthur, has two sons, Dorin and Claudin
Claudindagger 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 Britaindagger 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
Dagonetdagger Idylls of the King Arthur's court jester
Daniel von Blumenthaldagger Daniel von Blumenthal, 1220 A Knight of the Round Table found in an early German offshoot of Arthurian legend
Dinadandagger Prose Tristan, 1230s Prose Tristan, Le Morte D'Arthur Son of Sir Brunor the Senior
Dindrane (Italian: Agrestizia), (Welsh: Danbrann), Dindraine, Heliabel 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
Ectordagger 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 Erec and Enide, 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 The Once and Future King Wife of King Ban and mother to Lancelot, Evaine's sister
Elaine of Corbenic Amite, Helaine, Helizabel 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 Whitedagger (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 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
Erecdagger Unclear; first literary appearance as Erec in Erec and Enide, c. 1170 see Geraint and Enid Son of King Lac and a Knight of the Round Table
Escanor the Handsome Girart King of the White Mountain and nephew of Escanor the large, Gawain defeated him in combat after Escanor tried to abduct Sir Girflct.
Escanor the Large Atre, Girart Son of a giant and a witch, brother of Alienor, and uncle of Escanor the Handsome, he shared Gawain’s power by which his strength waxed and waned with the sun.
Esclabordagger Father of Palamedes, Safir, and Segwarides
Esclados 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 Tom a Lincoln part 1, 1599 Illegitimate son of Tom a'Lincoln and Caelia, the Faerie Queen, half brother to the Black Knight
Feirefizdagger 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 Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Queste del Saint Graal, c. 1220; Prose Tristan, c. 1230, The Once and Future King Guardian of the Holy Grail, Father of Elaine of Corbenic
Gaherisdagger Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King Son of King Lot and Morgause, brother to Gawain, Agravaine, and Gareth, and half-brother to Mordred
Galahaddagger Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King Illegitimate son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic
Galehaultdagger Galehalt, Galehaut Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Former enemy of Arthur who becomes close friends with Lancelot
Galeschindagger Galeshin Vulgate Cycle Son of Elaine of Garlot and King Nentres, nephew of Arthur
Garethdagger Beaumains Le Morte d'Arthur, Idylls of the King, The Once and Future King Also a son of Lot and Morgause, in love with Lyonesse
Gawaindagger (Latin: Walwanus), (Welsh: Gwalchmai), (Irish: Balbhuaidh) Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Conte du Graal, Lancelot-Grail cycle, Prose Tristan, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le Morte D'Arthur, The Once and Future King, many short Middle English romances Another son of Lot and Morgause, father of Gingalain
Geneir Gwystyl One of King Arthur's knights in the Welsh Arthurian legend[1]
Geraintdagger Geraint and Enid Enid's lover
Gingalaindagger Guinglain, Gingalin, Gliglois, Wigalois, Le Bel Inconnu 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 Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Perceval, the Story of the Grail Percival's mentor
Guiron le Courtois Palamedes, 1235–1240 Palamedes, Guiron Compilation Companion of Meliodas
Green Knightdagger 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
Grifletdagger Girflet, Jaufre Jaufré The son of Do (or Don), cousin to Sir Lucan and Sir Bedivere
Gringolet (Welsh: Gwyn Calet, Ceincaled) Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain's horse
Guinevak Gwenhwyvach Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Welsh Triads, Misfortunes of Elphin Guinevere's half-sister
Queen Guinevere (Welsh: Gwenhwyfar), (Latin: Guanhumara) Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century Many Wife to King Arthur, famous for her affair with Lancelot
Gwyn ap Nudd Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century One of Arthur's knights. Brother of Edern ap Nudd, rival of Gwythyr ap Greidawl, lover of Creiddylad
Hector de Marisdagger Ector de Maris Quest du Saint Graal, Vulgate Cycle, The Once and Future King Half-brother of Lancelot, son of King Ban and the Lady de Maris, Sir Bors and Sir Lionel are his cousins
Hengest Hengist The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 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
Hoeldagger (Welsh: Howel, Hywel) The Dream of Rhonabwy, Geraint and Enid Son of King Budic of Brittany, father to St. Tudwal
Horsa The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 721 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Brother to Hengest
Igraine (Latin: Igerna), (Welsh: Eigyr), (French Igerne), Ygrayne, Arnive. Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Vulgate Merlin, Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King 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 Joseph d'Arimathie, 12th century First keeper of the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend
Josephus of Arimathea Josephe, Josephes Lancelot-Grail cycle, Post-Vulgate Cycle ,Prose Tristan, Le Morte D'Arthur Son of Joseph of Arimathea
Kaydagger (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 (Welsh: Kae Hir) Roman de Tristan Prose Tristan, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Iseult, son of King Hoel, had an affair with Brangaine
Lady of the Lake Nimue, Viviane, Niniane, Nyneve Unclear; a water fay is first mentioned as Lancelot's foster mother in 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
Lamorakdagger Prose Tristan, c. 1235 Lancelot-Grail Cycle, The Once and Future King Son of King Pellinore, brother to Tor, Aglovale, Percival, and Dindrane, lover of Morgause
Lancelotdagger Lancelot du Lac, Lancelot of the Lake, Launcelot Erec and Enide, c. 1170 Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot-Grail, The Once and Future King, 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
Lanvaldagger Landevale, Launfal, Lambewell 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 Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain, Iwein Sir Ywain's wife
Leodegrancedagger Leondegrance, Leodegraunce Guinevere's father, King of Cameliard in what is now southwest England
Lioneldagger Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century; The Once and Future King Son of King Bors of Gaunnes (or Gaul), brother of Bors the Younger
Lohengrin Loherangrin, Lorengel Parzival, early 13th century Parzival, 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 Perlesvaus, Vulgate Cycle (as Loholt) Illegitimate son of Arthur
Lot Loth Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King King of Lothian, father to Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth
Lucandagger Sir Lucan the Butler Le Morte d'Arthur Servant to King Arthur, Bedivere's brother, Griflet's cousin
Lucius Lucius Tiberius, Lucius Hiberius 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) Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, 1170s Handmaiden and advisor to Laudine
Lynette Le Morte d'Arthur, c. 1470 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 Le Morte d'Arthur, c. 1470 Idylls of the King Entrapped sister of Lynette, rescued by Gareth, whom she eventually marries
Llamrei Culhwch and Olwen, 11th century Culhwch and Olwen, 11th century Llamrei was a mare owned by King Arthur
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
Maleagantdagger Malagant, Meleagant, perhaps Melwas Unclear, a similar character named "Melwas" appears in the 12th century Life of Gildas Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur Abductor of Guinevere
Manawydan fab Llyr Manawyddan The Mabinogion 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, The Once and Future King Tristan's uncle, husband to Iseult
Meirchion Tristan and Iseult Father to Mark of Cornwall
Melehan Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Elder son of Mordred
Meliodas Meliadus Prose Tristan Le Morte d'Arthur Father to Tristan, Tristan's father was named Rivalen in earlier versions
Menw ap Tairgwaedd Culhwch and Olwen c. 1100 Welsh Triads Enchanter, member of Arthur's retinue
Merlin (Welsh: Myrddin), Myrddin Emrys, Merlin Ambrosius, Merlyn Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136, but derived from earlier Welsh tales Many Wizard, guide to King Arthur
Modron Culhwch and Olwen, Welsh Triads, 11th century 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
Mordreddagger 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 Unclear; first mention as Morgan in Vita Merlini, c. 1150 Many Sorceress, half-sister and sometime antagonist of Arthur, and (in some traditions) mother of Mordred
Morgause Anna Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 The Once and Future King, many others Arthur's half-sister, wife to King Lot, mother to Gawain, Agravaine, Gaheris, and Gareth, and in some traditions, also the mother of Mordred
Morgan Tud Geraint ac Enid Head physician of Arthur's court
Morholtdagger Marhalt, Morold, Marhaus Tristan, 12th century Tristan poems, Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur Irish knight, rival of Tristan, uncle of Iseult
Moriendagger Moriaen 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 Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 A wife of Gawain
Owaindagger see Ywain Historical figure Owain, or the Lady of the Fountain Son of Urien
Palamedesdagger Palamede, Palomides Prose Tristan, 1230s, Le Morte D'Arthur 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
Pelleasdagger Pellias Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Le Morte d'Arthur, Idylls of the King A Knight of the Round table in love with Ettarre, later lover of Nimue
Pelles see Fisher King
Pellinoredagger Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur, The Once and Future King King of Listenoise, friend to Arthur, father to many
Percivaldagger (Welsh: Peredur) Perceval, Parzifal Erec and Enide, c. 1170 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 Perceval, the Story of the Grail, Post Vulgate Suite du Merlin, Prose Tristan, 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 Perceval, the Story of the Grail, c. 1181 Le Morte d'Arthur Appears in many tales, usually as an antagonist
Rience Ritho, Ryence, Ryons, and Rion Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136 Lancelot-Grail, Post Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur King defeated by Arthur
Safirdagger Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son to Esclabor, brother of Segwarides and Palamedes
Sagramoredagger Sagramor Lancelot-Grail, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Prose Tristan, Le Morte d'Arthur Ubiquitous Knight of the Round Table; various stories and origins are given for him
Segwaridesdagger Le Morte d'Arthur, Prose Tristan Son of Esclabor, brother of Safir and Palamedes
Taliesin Historical figure The Welsh Triads, Story of Taliesin, Alfred, Idylls of the King Bard to king Arthur, oldest known Welsh poet
Tom a'Lincolndagger The Red Rose Knight 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 Discovery of Witchcraft The History of Tom Thumb, Tom Thumb, The Tragedy of Tragedies A tiny creation of Merlin, later becomes Arthur's court dwarf and an honorary knight
Tordagger Le Morte d'Arthur Son of King Ars, adopted by Pellinore
Tristandagger (Latin/Brythonic: Drustanus), (Welsh: Drystan), (Portuguese: Tristão), (Spanish: Tristán), Tristran, Tristram Roman de Tristan "Roman de Tristan", the two "Folies Tristans", "Chevrefeuil", Prose Tristan, Post-Vulgate Cycle, Le Morte d'Arthur Son of Blancheflor and Rivalen (or Meliodas), Iseult's lover
Uriendagger 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 Historia Regum Britanniae, c. 1136; Welsh Triads; The Once and Future King Arthur's father
Vortigern (Latin: Urtigernus), Guorthigirn, Vortiger, Vortigen, Gwrtheyrn Probably a historical figure, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 721 King of Britain whose decisions assisted the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain
Vortimer Historia Brittonum, c. 820 Son of Vortigern
Ysbaddaden Culhwch and Olwen, c. 11th century A giant and antagonist
Ywaindagger (Welsh: Owain), Yvain, Ewain, 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 Bastarddagger Ywain the Adventurous Urien's illegitimate son through a seneschal, accidentally killed by Gawain

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