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Fountain of the Lion

A Cornish fountain that was the site of several unfortunate episodes involving Tristan’s family. The fountain was named after Cichoriades, an ancestor of Tristan, saw a lion dive into the fountain and emerge dry.

The Fountain of the Lion was the site where King Mark of Cornwall murdered his brother Pernehan; where Tristan killed his cousin Archeman; where Mark abandoned his infant son Meraugis; and where Lancelot fought Bleoberis.

Tristano Riccardiano | Late 13th century
Prose Tristan | 1230-1240