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Two entries with the name Bliant.


Brian, Brians

Tallest of the dwarves and brother of Bilis, shortest of the dwarves. He came to the wedding of Erec and Enide.

Erec | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Diu Crône | Heinrich von dem Türlin, c. 1230


Belians, Bryaunt

Brother of Celinant and owner of the White Castle (Blank Castle).

When Lancelot had been banished by Queen Guenevere he wandered, insane, the woods and lived only by eating roots and berries. One day when he was pursuing a wild boar he came to a tent, and out from it came knight Bliant and stood in his way. Lancelot attacked him, wounded him severly and threw himself into the tent and in the bed where Bliant’s wife layed.

The lady ran out screaming and Bliant, who had recovered after the blow, his first thought was to kill the fool, but his dwarf, who were there, could tell him that the maniac were no one else than the famous Lancelot who had been crazy out of love.

Bliant brought him to his White Castle, where he cured and took care of him in the best of ways, but under supervision. They kept him chained until Lancelot proved his nobility. One day when Bliant was out hunting he got attacked by two evil knights who followed him home at full gallop. Lancelot, who stood by a window in the castle and saw him coming, broke his chains, rushed out and saved him. One of the knights attacking were Sir Breuse Sans Pitie. Bliant understood Lancelot’s mild and caring temperament allowed him to be free after that incident.

Lancelot stayed with Bliant for two years, calling himself the Chevalier Malfait. He were not well, and one day he went astray and came to the city Corbett.

See also
Castle of Bliant | The Legend of King Arthur

Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin | 1230-1240
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470