Menealfe of the Mountain


A knight who, in the Middle English Avowing of King Arthour, kidnapped a maiden. Kay challenged him and was defeated; Gawain succeeded in rescuing the maiden and avenging Kay.

His character may have been inspired by Meleagant (Meleagaunce), though his name is likely a fusion of ‘man’ and ‘elf’.

See also
Elf | The Legend of King Arthur