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Golistant the Strong


A son of Marhaus, the daughter of King Anguish of Ireland and the brother of Amoroldo. He appears in Palamedes and the Prose Tristan.

His father was killed by Tristan. He became the squire of Sir Segurant the Brown and was knighted at his master’s hand. Golistant fell in love with a maiden at the Castle of Maidens and besieged the castle when she rebuked him. Guiron the Courteous, the maiden’s cousin, defeated Golistant in combat, and Golistant died of wounds he received in the fight.

The Italian La Tavola Ritonda gives a different account of his life, saying that Tristan knighted him and changed his name to Amoroldo.

Palamedes | c. 1240
Prose Tristan | 1230-1240
La Tavola Ritonda | 1325–1350