Blanchemal the Fay


The fairy mistress of Gawain, by whom she had a son named Guinglain.

She raised Guinglain ignorant of his true name. Upon attaining knighthood, he was forced to adopt the label ‘The Fair Unknown’.

Blanchemal lived in the island of Gernemue.

See also
Fairies | Myths and Legends

Le Bel Inconnu | Renaut de Bâge, 1185-1190
Fourth Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval | Gerbert de Montreuil, c. 1230