Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Pride of the Clearing

A pavilion that Peredur visited on his way to Arthur’s court in Peredur.

Peredur’s mother had told him to take any riches he found and give them to the poor, take food when it was offered, and to romance ladies. In the pavilion, Peredur found a beautiful lady and an assortment of food. Attempting to comply with his mother’s advice, Peredur ate the food, took the lady’s ring, kissed her, and left. When the lady’s husband returned, he was furious at the thought of another knight in his pavilion, and he chased Peredur. They eventually met in combat and Peredur was victorious.

In Chrétien’s Perceval, an identical episode occurs in the forest of Brocéliande.

See also
Percivale of Wales | The Legend of King Arthur

Peredur | 13th century