Gale, Galet, Galez, Galles, Galoes, Galys, Glois, Walis, Walys
A kingdom which is usually identified with Wales, used by many writers, some of whom were confused into making it a kingdom separate from Wales. Gottfried von Strassburg, for instance, erroneously believed that it was populated by Saxons, and that the name of England (Engeland) was derived from it.
Gales the Bald
Gales Lithauz, - li Caus, - li Chans, - li Chaus, - li Gaiz; Giles li Chaufs, Wales li Caus
An Arthurian knight first mentioned in Chrétien’s Erec.
He has little significance until the Fourth Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval, in which the author names him as the father of Perceval by the lady Philosofine (Philosophine), replacing Alain from Robert de Boron’s cycle and Pellinore from the Vulgate Cycle.
According to the Vulgate Merlin, he goes with Arthur and his allies to succour King Leodegan (Leodegrance) in the battles against King Rions. He is also one of the knights who undertake the first and second quest of Lancelot.
Gales the Gay
His brother was Arthur's knight Helis the Blond.