NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Evrain the Cruel


A sorcerer who, with his brother Mabon, entered Wales and laid waste to the city of Snowdon, ruled by Queen Esmeree the Blonde, whom they turned into a snake. He was defeated in combat and was put to flight by Gawaine’s son Guinglain.

Le Bel Inconnu | Renaut de Bâgé, 1185–1190
Lybeaus Desconus | Thomas Chestre, late 14th century