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Dianazarun, Diasdaron, Dinazarun, Disnadaron

One of Arthur’s courts.

Arthur stopped here for fifteen days after the Queen’s return from Sorelois.

It was here that first Engygeron (Anguingueron) and after him Clamadeu came, sent by Percivale, to present themselves prisoner.

Chrétien de Troyes places it in Wales, while Wolfram von Eschenbach locates it in the country of Löver. It was the site of Sir Urjans’ rape of a maiden and Gawaine’s capture of Urjans.

It is probably a conflation of Dinas d’Arondinas being the Welsh word for ‘castle’. Aron is either Aaron, the patron saint of Caerleon, or the river Arun in West Sussex.

Perceval, or Le Conte del Graal | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Parzival | Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1200–1210
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Garel von dem blühenden Tal | Der Pleier, 1240-1270