Guenloie of Carvain

Geneloie, Gueneloie

In the romance of Yder, the queen of Carvain.

She fell in love with Yder when he lodged at her court. Proud, she sent him away to prove himself. She came to regret her decision and set out to locate him. In time, the two were reunited and married.

Her name is similar to a form of Guinevere, and in an earlier version of the story, Yder’s mistress may have been Arthur’s queen. It is possible that she was the unnamed daughter of Guengasoain whom Yder married after he and Gawain had slain Guengasoain to avenge Sir Raguidel.

Yder | Early 13th century