Hero of the Italian Cantari di Carduino, a Fair Unknown story. After the jealous knight Aguerisse (Gareth or Gaheris) murdered Carduino’s noble father by poison, Dondinello (Dodinel), his mother raised him in a remote forest and tried to keep him from becoming a knight. Enticed by the sight of a group of knights, however, Carduino left home for Arthur’s court.
In subsequent adventures, he avenged his father’s murder and freed a city from a sorcerer’s hold, where the Queen and her subjects had been turned into animals. Carduino slew the wizard and restored Queen Beatrice to her former shape by kissing her, and they got married.
I Cantari di Carduino | c. 1370