Gannes

Gaines, Ganys, Gaunes, Gausnes, Gawnes


A French land ruled by King Bors I, and also the chief city within the land. Its creator may have intended Vannes in Brittany.

It is said to have bordered the kingdom of Benoic (Benwick) (ruled by Borsí brother King Ban) and the land of King Claudas. Claudas invaded Gannes upon Borsí death and assumed rulership, forcing Borsí widow to flee to a nunnery.

The people of Gannes organized an only partially successful revolt against Claudas, but a later campaign by Arthur drove out Claudas and established Sir Bors (King Borsí son) as its king. (The Stanzaic Morte Arthur says that Bors was appointed to the throne by Lancelot.)

In Malory, Bleoberis (King Borsí godson) eventually becomes its king. Other knights, including Blamor and Lionel, called Gannes their homeland. The provinceís abbey served as a healing place for Sir Lucan the Butler after he was injured by Tristan (Tristram).