Greenland

Greenlandic: Kalaalit Nunaat

This giant island was conquered by Arthur, according to William Lambard in his Archaionomia (1568). Hakluyt, the travel writer of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is of the opinion that Grocland was Greenland. Greenland may be meant by Granland, the territory ruled by Amangons in Le chevalier as deus espées (Old French).

Greenland enters Arthurian romance in Wolfram’s Parzival: Wolfram says that warriors from Greenland joined in King Vridebrant of Scotland’s invasion of Zazamanc, which was repelled by Perceval’s father Gahmuret.

It was the home of the Grail maiden Garschiloye.

In Meriadeuc, its king, Amangon, is one of Arthur’s subjects, and Der Pleier also names it as one of Arthur’s allies.