Waste Forest

Desolate Forest, Gaste Forest, La Forest Gastee

The forest where Perceval was born and raised by his mother in Chrétien’s Perceval.

One day he encountered some knights, which prompted him to leave the Forest and travel to Arthur’s court to become a knight himself, causing his mother to die of grief.

In the Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal, it is also the home of Perceval’s aunt, who Perceval visits during the Grail Quest. It was situated on the edge of the Waste Land and contained the river Morcoise (Marcoisa).

Wolfram von Eschenbach calls this region Soltane.


See also
Edyope | The Legend of King Arthur
Percivale’s Mother | The Legend of King Arthur


Sources
Perceval, or Le Conte del Graal | Chrétien de Troyes, late 12th century
Bliocadran Prologue | Early 13th century
Didot-Perceval | c. 1220-1230
Vulgate Lancelot | 1215-1230
Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal | 1215-1230
Post-Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal | 1230-1240