Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia



A renowned harpist.

When Dinadan wrote an insulting song about King Mark of Cornwall, Dinadan taught the song to Heliot who, in turn, taught it to every harpist in EnglandWales and, especially, Cornwall.

He eventually was called upon to sing the song in front of Mark himself (Tristan had sworn he would protect Heliot). Mark banished him from Cornwall forever.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240
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