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A variation of Perceval, used in the thirteenth-century French Perlesvaus. The author relates that the name signifies “he who has lost the vales”, because his father’s land, the vale and castle of Camelot, was invaded and conquered by the Lord of the Fens.

This alternate form of Perceval’s name confused some later authors, and both Perceval and “Pellesvaus” consequently appear in the romance of Escanor.

Perlesvaus | Early 13th century
Escanor | Girart D’Amiens, c. 1280