Guinebal


  1. Guinebal
    Guimbaut, Guinebaut, Gwenbaus

    The older brother of Kings Ban and Bors and the uncle of Lancelot.

    He was a wise cleric, a skilled fighter, an amateur magician, and a tutor for his brothers as youths. Bors gave him the castle of Charroie. Guinebal became fast friends with Merlin when his brothers joined Arthurís wars against the Saxons and the rebellious kings. Merlin was impressed with Guinebalís knowledge, and added to his repertoire of magic.

    Guinebal fell in love with the lady of the Inhospitable Land Upheld when he met her in the Perilous Forest. For her love, he created a number of marvels, including the Magic Dance, which ensnared any passers-by, and a magic chessboard which moved its own pieces against any willing player, and invariably defeated him. Because of his enchantments, the forest was re-named the Forest of No Return. Guinebal died after teaching the lady some magic.


    See also
    Wizards and Enchanters | Myths and Legends



  2. Guinebal
    Guinbat, Guinbating

    A Saxon warrior slain by Agravain at a battle in Logres.