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Galaas the Mighty

Galaas the Moor

A fearsome giant, surnamed ‘the Moor’ or ‘the Mighty’, found in Heinrich von dem Türlin’s Diu Crône.

Galaas and his foster-father, a giant named Assiles, liked to terrorize surrounding countries, including the land owned by King Flois of the Green Island. On his way to assist Flois, Gawaine defeated Galaas at his castle of Eigrun, freed Galaas’s prisoners, and secured the giant’s oath of fealty.

He may be related to the giant Galapas found in other texts.

Diu Crône | Heinrich von dem Türlin, c. 1230