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Guinevere

(gwĭn`əvĭr', gwĕn`–), in Arthurian legendArthurian legend,
the mass of legend, popular in medieval lore, concerning King Arthur of Britain and his knights. Medieval Sources

The battle of Mt. Badon—in which, according to the Annales Cambriae (c.
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, wife of King Arthur. Her illicit and tragic love for Sir LauncelotLauncelot, Sir
, in Arthurian legend, bravest and most celebrated knight at the court of King Arthur. He was kidnapped as an infant by the mysterious Lady of the Lake, from whom he received his education and took his title, Launcelot of the Lake.
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, which foreshadowed the downfall of Arthur's kingdom, ends with her retirement to a convent. She also figures in several early romances and Celtic legends, her name appearing in various forms (e.g., Guanhamara, Gvenour, and Gwenhwyfars). In different versions of the Arthurian story her name appears as Guenevere and Guinever.

Guinevere

King Arthur’s unfaithful wife. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
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27) If glas is otherwise unattested as the first element of personal names, Gwyn-, Gwen-, 'white', is: in Gwynasedd, a warrior mentioned by Aneirin; Gwenddoleu, the patron of Merlin; and Gwenhwyfar, or Queen Guinevere herself.
We heard about The Mabinogion, the old Welsh tales collected in the Middle Ages: Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere), Bedwyr (Bedevere) and Gwalchmai (Gawain).
A leaflet published by the Llangol-len Tourism Association (Call 01978 861345)and available in the local Tourist Information Office leads you to sites such as Croes Gwenhwyfar (Gueinevere's Cross),Ffynnon Arthur (Arthur's Well), Valle Crucis Abbey, Eliseg's Pillar and Castell Dinas Bran, the hilltop castle where it is claimed the Holy Grail was once kept.
A family tree of the cast of characters could have been a template for a sweeps episode of the old prime-time soap ``Dynasty'': ``Morgause (Alexis) puts a curse on Gwenhwyfar (Krystle) to ensure that Arthur (Blake) cannot have children with her.