1. Lake Bourget

      A lake in the French Alps. [More]

    2. Lake Diana
      Lake of Diana

      A lake located in the Wood in the Valley, a forest in Benoic (Benwick). A water-sprite sprang from this lake and snatched away Lancelot, the son of Elaine.

      See also
      Diana Bridge | The Legend of King Arthur

    3. Lake District

      Picturesque region of Cumbria that has been suggested (by S.G. Wildman) as the birthplace of Arthur or, failing that, the region in which he was raised. The most famous Lakeland legend concerning King Arthur is that of the Helm Wind, though local Lake District folklore almost unreservedly claims that Arthur was King in that region.

    4. Lake, King of the

      An old knight. See under Griflet.

    5. Lake, Lady of the
      Dame del Lac, Damoisele del Lac, Damsel of the Lake

      A mysterious female. [More]

    6. Lake Lomond
      Loch Lomond, Lumine, Lumond

      A lake in Scotland. [More]

    7. Lake of Idleness

      The enchanted residence of the fairy Phaedria, who lured knights to her island with sensual temptations.

    8. Lake of the Beast

      Palamedes slew the Questing Beast at this lake. As its body sank into the waves the water boiled.

    9. Lake of Twins
      Lac as Jumeles

      The homeland of Meriadeuc, a knight at Arthur's court.

      Meriadeuc inherited the land from his father, Bleheri. Meriadeuc's mother was known as the Lady of the Lake of Twins.

    10. Lake, The
      Lac, Lach, Lais, Lays

      Here dwelt the Lady (or Damsel) of the Lake, who gave Arthur his sword Excalibur. As Merlin once told Arthur, "within that lake is a rock, and therein is a fair place as any on earth, and richly beseen". Malory puts the Lake definitely in Britain, apparently somewhere near Carleon. The Vulgate just as clearly puts the Lake in Benoye, France, and it is where the Damosel of the Lake raised Sir Lancelot from infancy. Hence, there must have been at least two magical Lakes, with one chief Lady of the Lake at a time in each.

      Since the Lakes were magical and illusory (although the illusion was apparently quite tangible, even permitting the uninitiated to boat on the water's surface), there is no need to search for real lakes with which to identify them.

      It's seen as an enchanted castle and it is from this castle Lancelot derived his surname 'del Lac'.

See also
Llwch | The Legend of King Arthur