Egypt

Egypte, Egypticyens, Egyptien, Egyptijen, Egyte


The Vulgate Estoire del Saint Graal says that King Evalach (Evelake) (later Mordrains) of Sarras was able to defeat the Egyptians, led by King Tholomer the Fugitive, with the help of Joseph of Arimathea, who brought the power of Christianity. As a result, Evalach converted.

In Arthurís time, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Egypt was allied with Rome, and King Pandrasus of Egypt joined the Roman Emperorís war against Arthur. Malory says that this king, who was also king of Ethiopia, was slain at the battle of Soissons. In Claris et Laris, Egypt is ruled by King Eleazar, an ally of Emperor Thereus of Rome.

Egypt is one of the many lands that Arthur conquers in Jean DíOutremeuseís Ly Myreur des Histors.


See also
Egyptian Maid | The Legend of King Arthur
Water Lily | The Legend of King Arthur