Urgan the Hairy

Urgano


A troublesome giant who terrorized one of Tristanís friends - Duke Gilan in Gottfriedís Tristan, King Triamour in the Middle-English Sir Tristrem, and Duke Bramante in the Italian La Tavola Ritonda.

Tristan (Tristram), visiting his friend, decided to rid him of Urganís malicious presence in order to claim his friendís magical dog as a present for Isolde. Tristanís battle with Urgan was difficult, but after blinding him in both eyes and cutting off one hand, Tristan was able to kill Urgan by shoving him off of a bridge into a river. Tristan was also said to have killed a number of Urganís brothers, including Lucano the Great.