Galahad

Three entries with the name Galahad.


Galahad

Galaad

Son of Joseph of Arimathea and Elyab, born in Britain, who became the first Christian king of Wales, then called Hocelice. He was conceived after Joseph arrived in Britain, and was born in the Christian stronghold of Galafort, which was named after him. He grew up to be an excellent knight, and his brother Josephus (Josephe) invested him with the kingdom of Hoselice, which was renamed Gales, or Wales, in his honor. He married the daughter of the King of the Distant Isles and fathered Lyanor.

According to the Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal, his descendants were Urien and Yvain, but the thirteenth-century Lancelot do Lac, he is named as the ancestor of Ban, Lancelot, Pelles, and Alan. He was apparently buried outside of Wales; during his quest to rescue Guenevere from Meleagant (Meleagaunce), Lancelot found Galahad’s tomb and raised the slab, and monks took Galahad’s body to Wales. Lancelot fulfilled the prophecy that whoever opened the tomb would end the evil customs of Gorre.


See also
Cymentiere | The Legend of King Arthur


Sources
Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal | 1220-1235


Galahad

Galaad, Galahos

The birth name of Lancelot du Lac. The Vulgate Lancelot tells us that Lancelot “lost” the name because of his affair with Guenevere, but passed it on to his pure son. Malory says that his name changed when he was christened by the Lady of the Lake.

He is named as one of the Twenty-four Knights of King Arthur’s Court.


See also
Galahad | The Legend of King Arthur


Sources
Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470


Galahad


Son of the British king Hipomenes.

Galahad was loved by his own sister. When he rejected her, she fell under the power of a demon, was impregnated, and accused Galahad of rape. Himpomenes executed Galahad, and the Questing Beast was later born of Galahad’s sister.


Source
Post-Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal | 1230-1240