NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


In the English ballad “Sir Lancelot du Lake,” the kingdom ruled by Lancelot’s father, King Haud.

The name was probably chosen because it rhymes with “lake,” as in

I am Lancelot du Lake
Now knight of Arthurs Table Round
King Hauds son of Schuwake.

”Sir Lancelot du Lake” | 16th century