Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


An alias taken by Tristan when he visited Mark’s court after his banishment. Tristan was disguised as a madman so he could get close to Isolde.

G. D. West (Verse, 133) notes J. M. Telfer’s suggestion of a connection with a fool named Picol at the court of King John.

La Folie Tristan de Berne | Late 12th century