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Two entries with the name Brunor.


Breunor, Brunoro

Galehaut’s father in the Prose Tristan and Malory.

He conquered the Castle of Tears from a giant named Mago, and married the Beautiful Giantess, the dead giant’s wife. Brunor upheld the evil custom of the castle, which involved the murder of visiting knights and their ladies, if the knights were not as powerful as the lord, and the ladies were not as beautiful as the castle’s lady. Galehaut deserted his father because of this custom.

Tristan and Isolde stumbled upon the island on their way from Ireland and were imprisoned. In the subsequent combat, Tristan killed Brunor and then, because Isolde was the most beautiful, slew the Beautiful Giantess. Galehaut later sought to avenge his father’s death but was defeated.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240
Tristano Riccardiano | Late 13th century
La Tavola Ritonda | 1325–1350
Conti di Antichi Cavalier | 13th century
Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470


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