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Evaine of Gannes

Anayne, Evainne

Daughter of King Galegantin, sister of Queen Elaine of Benwick, wife of King Bors of Gannes, and mother of Lionel and Bors de Ganis (Lancelot’s cousins).

She joined her sister Elaine in the Royal Minster nunnery after Bors died of an illness and King Claudas seized Gannes.

She gave her sons to the noble Pharien to look after. Her health declined in the nunnery, where she constantly worried about her sons. She died after being blessed with a vision of Lionel and Bors, along with Lancelot, in the safe care of the Lady of the Lake.

The Vulgate gives the name of Pharien’s wife as Evaine and they were married at the Abbey.

Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Post-Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal | 1230-1240