During Gawaine’s quest to retrieve a magic bridle, Gansguoter engaged him in a beheading game and, as happens with this theme, spared Gawaine’s life. He later assisted Gawaine in a quest to recover several artifacts stolen from Arthur’s court. His sister, a goddess, aided Gawaine during his Grail Quest.
Gangsguoter is analogous to Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Clinschor (Klingsor).
Diu Crône | Heinrich von dem Türlin, c. 1230