Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia



A seven-headed monster owned by King Cornwall in the English ballad “King Arthur and King Cornwall”.

After breaking all his weapons on it, Arthur’s Sir Bredbeddle managed to subdue and tame it by confronting it with a Bible. Arthur and his knights could then conjure and employ it at will.

It delivered to them Cornwall’s magic artifacts – a wand, horse, horn, and sword, the last of which Arthur used to behead the king.