Sir Galahad


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Galahad, Sir

(găl`əhăd'), hero of 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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. He was the son of Launcelot and Elaine, the daughter of King Pelles. Because he was the noblest and purest of the knights of Christendom, he alone, according to Sir Thomas MaloryMalory, Sir Thomas
, d. 1471, English author of Morte d'Arthur. It is almost certain that he was Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revell, Warwickshire. Knighted in 1442, he served in the parliament of 1445.
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, achieved the Holy Grail (see Grail, HolyGrail, Holy,
a feature of medieval legend and literature. It appears variously as a chalice, a cup, or a dish and sometimes as a stone or a caldron into which a bleeding lance drips. It was identified by Christians as the chalice of the Last Supper brought to England by St.
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).

Galahad, Sir

gallant, chivalrous knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]

Galahad, Sir

sole knight who could sit in siege perilous. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King]
See: Purity

Galahad, Sir

noblest and purest knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
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One of the greatest knights in Arthurian legend; in many accounts he is linked with Guinevere (Arthur's queen), and he was the father of the pure knight Sir Galahad.
Later writers, particularly of the romantic period, wrote newer versions of Sir Galahad into the Arthurian legend.
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