Galinan the Black

Calinan, Galinas

Son of Guiron the Courteous and Bloie. He was raised by the lord of the castle where his parents were imprisoned when he was born. His foster-father named him after himself.

He grew up with Guiron’s prowess but with his foster-father’s wicked disposition. He defeated Arthur and several Knights of the Round Table at the Fountain of the Pine. Conquered by Lancelot during the Grail Quest, he was eventually slain by Palamedes.

Palamedes | c. 1240
La Tavola Ritonda | 1325–1350