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Safarin, Saphariens, Saphiran, Sorfarin, Sorfrains

Saxon king who served King Aminaduc, invading northern Britain at the beginning of Arthur’s reign.

He participated in the siege at Clarence. Later, he joined King Rions’ invasion of Carmelide (Cameliard). In one source, Sapharin and Sornegrieu lead the offensive at Carhaix, against Arthur’s forces, and Sapharin is slain by Arthur. In another, Sapharin is killed by Gosengos at the battle of Clarence.

Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century
Arthour and Merlin | Late 13th century