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Vallet of the Circle of Gold

Vallet au Cercle d’Or, Youth of the Golden Circle

An Arthurian knight mentioned in lists from at least half a dozen romances.

His name is never explained, though it may show some association with the Circle of Gold in Perlesvaus. In Claris et Laris, he is called a king.

Erec | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Second Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval | Attributed to Wauchier of Denain, c. 1200
Claris et Laris | 1268