NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Guenevere’s Wedding Ring

In some versions, Guenevere’s wedding ring is said to have been a gift from King Arthur himself. The ring symbolizes their marriage and the bond between them. It is often described as a precious and beautiful ring, representing their love and commitment to each other.

Other sources mention different origins for Guenevere’s ring. For example, in the French medieval romance Lancelot-Grail, also known as the Vulgate Cycle or the Lancelot-Grail Cycle, the ring is said to have been given to Guenevere by her father, King Leodegrance, as a part of her dowry. This version suggests that the ring predates Guenevere’s marriage to Arthur and holds ancestral significance.

Additionally, in the medieval romance Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, the origin of Guenevere’s wedding ring is not explicitly mentioned. The focus in this work is more on the events and consequences of the affair between Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, rather than the specific details of the ring itself.