NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


A Knight of the Round Table and relative of Lancelot.

In a tournament against King Bagdemagus, Gahalantyne fought on the side of the King of North Wales. Lancelot, on Bagdemagus’s side, beat Gahalantyne bloody. When Mordred and Agravain accused Lancelot and Guenevere of treason, Gahalantyne pledged his support to Lancelot and helped him to rescue Guenevere from the stake. In return for his support, Lancelot made him duke of Auvergne.

After Arthur’s death, Gahalantyne joined Lancelot in the Abbey of Glastonbury and lived as a hermit until Lancelot’s death. Following Lancelot’s interment, Gahalantyne returned to his own lands.

Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470