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Canor of Cornwall


A heathen king of Cornwall who appears in the tale of Tristan’s ancestry.

He married Chelinde, whose husband, Sador, was believed to be dead. Canor and Chelinde had a son named Cichoriades.

Canor went to war with King Pelias of Lyonesse, who loved Canor’s wife. Canor was eventually killed by Apollo, the son of Chelinde and Sador. He was aided in his battle by the Irish king Gonosor.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240