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Hermit of the Hedge

Hermit of the Thicket

A knight-turned-hermit who lived in the Hedged Manor, near the castle Dolorous Guard and the Dolorous Prison.

He gave lodging to Lancelot and Gawain when they came to liberate the Dolorous buildings, and he administered the Extreme Unction to two of Arthur’s knights – Loholt and Galegantin – when they were sick in the Dolorous Prison.

Extreme Unction
This is another term for one of the seven sacraments – the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick – which is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for the spiritual strength.

Lancelot do Lac | 1215-1220
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230