Like the origin and location of Camelot, the number and names of The Knights of the Round Table varied with who was telling the story. Some writers went with a dozen, others, a cast of hundreds. All of them came with their own extensive backstory, sometimes featuring each other as cousins, sons, lieges, or squires, the relationships convoluted. Modern retellings stick to the best known: Sirs Lancelot, Galahad, Percival, Tristan, Kay, and Sir Gawain and his foe, The Green Knight.
The knights were headquartered at Camelot and the round table was created so no one man counted higher than another, as he would if he sat at the head of a traditional table. In the early years of Arthur’s reign the knights kept the kingdom in peace and, later, went on the quest for the Holy Grail, the chalice used at Christ’s Last Supper.
The names of the knights tended to sound French, which was no surprise as the first chivalric romances were written in French by Chrétien de Troyes. But the origins of some of those names were from Welsh and British myth, Chrétien merely Francophiling them, in a way.
Anyway, what’s a few more knights to add to the mix?
Other Knights of the Round Table
|Sir Bleonor of the Blue Apple
Sir Luthelant of Spearcomb
Pallgant the White Knight
Sir Murois of the Amethyst Rose
Sir Brandhault of Millkaster
The Hermit of Kingswood
Sir Pastrivaine the Dignified
|Edulreeve the Scarlet Duke
Sir Peiris the Fat
Sir Sisgrede of the White Moors
Alymder of the Wood
Squire Jolenor the Valiant
Pendimont the Rapt
Sir Anelraise the Red Knight
Sir Murishault the Eager