NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

King of Suffering

A potentate of an unnamed land. He was so called because each day, one of his sons had to be sacrificed to a cave-dwelling beast. After their deaths, they would be revived, only to be killed again only a few days later.

The King and his sons were relieved of their torment when Peredur killed the beast and ended the ritual.

Peredur | 13th century