NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


On the Modena Archivolt, the name of a lady apparently held in a tower by a lord named Mardoc and his knight, CaradocArthur and his knights, including Yder and Gawain, are embroiled in an attempt to rescue her.

Her name is a variation of Guinloie or Guinevere, Arthur’s wife. “Guinloie” also belongs to Yder’s lover in the French romance of Yder.

The Modena Archivolt (Italian sculpture) | 1120-1140