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Isolde of Ireland

In Gottfried’s Tristan, the Queen of Ireland, wife of King Gurmun of Ireland, and mother to Tristan’s lover Isolde.

She cleverly convinced her husband to make peace with Cornwall and to give their daughter to King Mark. She concocted the fateful potion, intended for Mark and Isolde, which bound Tristan and Isolde in love.

In most other versions, her character is unnamed.

See also
Lotta of Ireland | The Legend of King Arthur
Love Potion | The Legend of King Arthur

Variant of Iseult used in the thirteenth century by Gottfried von Strassburg, and in the nineteenth century by Richard Wagner.

Tristan | Gottfried von Strassburg, early 13th century