Mont


    1. Mont du Chat
      'Mountain of the Cat', 'Cat Mountain'

      The supposed site, in the Alps, of a fight between Arthur and a large cat. This is apparently a Continental version of the Cath Palug legend.

      A Savoyard was thought to have met Arthur's men at night in the vicinity of this mountain and to have been brought by them to a palace which had vanished in the morning.


    2. Mont Loir
      Molait, Mont Lair, Mouloir

      A castle belonging to King Bors and Queen Evaine.


    3. Mont St. Michel

      A hill in Brittany that served as the lair of a Spanish giant.


    4. Mont St. Michel, Coat of the Giant of
      Kirtle of the Giant of Mont St. Michel

      This was decked with gems and embroidered with the beards of fifteen kings whom the giant had vanquished. Arthur kept it, along with the giant's iron club, as a souvenir after killing him.


    5. Mont St. Michel, Giant of

      A Spanish giant who kidnapped Helen, the daughter, niece, or wife of Hoel of Brittany. Wace names the giant Dinabuc.

      Arthur and his knights, on their way to fight the Roman War, heard of the abduction and rode to rescue the lady. Arthur, Kay, and Bedivere arrived to find the lady dead (either killed by the giant or by herself to avoid rape). They crept to the giantís lair and found him roasting children (or, in Geoffrey, piglets) on a spit. Arthur challenged and killed him. Arthur later ordered a church built at this site.

      In the Norse Saga of Tristram and ÕsŲnd, Tristan builds his famous Hall of Statues in the giantís former cave.

      According to the Middle English Parlement of the Thre Ages, Arthur fought a dragon, rather than a giant, on Mont St. Michel. The Prose Brut calls the location Saint Bernardís Mount.