NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Lady of Pomelegloi

Pomelegoi, Pomeglai, Pomeglay

The Lady of Pomelegloi sponsored the tournament with the Lady of Noauz. Chrétien places the tournament at Noauz. Either or both of these ladies might have been independent heiresses or widows, as willing as anoyone else to treat their tournament as a proving ground for potential husbands.

There is also the chance that they were ruling castles in the absence of husband, father, or brother, who might or might not have been killed adventuring – a state of things that must have affected quite a few ladies for longish intervals of their lives, and which helps explain love affairs of married dames.