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Gasouains, Guengasouains, Guengosoain

A treacherous knight who murdered the noble knight Raguidel.

Guengasoain’s benefactress, Lingrenote the sorceress, made him so powerful that no single knight could defeat him. He kept a ferocious bear as a companion in case more than one knight should engage him. Gawain and Yder, seeking to avenge Raguidel’s death, nevertheless killed Guengasoain.

Yder married his daughter, Trevilonete. Guengasoain’s uncle was King Aguissant of Scotland (Angusel). His brother was named King Bueves.

See also
Guenloie | The Legend of King Arthur

First Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval | Attributed to Wauchier of Denain, c. 1200
La Vengeance Raguidel | Raoul, possibly Raoul de Houdenc, early 13th century