1. Canguin Rock
    Chanpguin, Roche de Canguin, Sanguin

    A castle in Galloway, constructed by Igerne (Igraine) after the death of Uther Pendragon. Igraine's "retirement home", if so I may call it, smacks more than a little of otherwordly connections, perhaps even forming a branch of the more or less Christianized Afterlife; even Owen, while apparently preferring the theory that the Gawaine adventures were originally intended to form a separate romance, points out the parallel between Igraine's Canguin and the Fisher King's Grail Castle.

    While Arthur and the rest of Britain thought that Igerne was dead, she was living in the castle with her daughter and granddaughter, Clarissant. Gawaine visited the palace and braved the Perilous Bed adventure found within. The comparable castle in the First Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval and in Wolfram’s Parzival is known as the Castle of Marvels. Heinrich von dem Türlin calls it Salie.

    D.D.R. Owen prefers the Chanpguin spelling; Roach and Cline use "Canguin", which seems to me far easier on the modern eye and tounge - although the "Sanguin" variation is tempting, for its double sound of blood and hope.

    See also
    Carbonek | The Legend of King Arthur
    Igraine's Clerk | The Legend of King Arthur
    Wondrous Bed | The Legend of King Arthur

  2. Canguin, Ferryman of

    The man in charge of ferrying passengers across the water to the country of the Rock of Canguin (he has oarsmen under him to do the actual work) claims he is due either the charger of every knight downed the landing-place, or the knight himself - presumably for ransom.

    Having thus obtained Greoreas' nephew, defeated by Gawaine, the ferryman takes them both across, the one as prisoner and the other as guest, along with Gawaine's steed Gringolet, to his own fine and comfortable house near the river, where he feeds and lodges both men - guest and prisoner - with equally rich fare and good cheer.