Knight of Maidens

Two entries with the name Knight of Maidens.


Knight of Maidens

Chevalier as Damoisels

A nickname for Gawain, alluding originally to his reputation as a playboy. However, in the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin, Gawain adopts the name after he accidentally kills the maiden lover of Blamoure and swears to help all damsels in distress from then on.


Sources
Meraugis de Portlesquez | Raoul de Houdenc, early 13th century
Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin | 1230-1240


Knight of Maidens


When Guiron the Courteous first arrived at King Uther Pendragon’s court, he was accompanied by over a dozen young maidens, thus earning himself this nickname.


Source
Palamedes | c. 1240