British - King of Benwick. Brother of Bors. Husband of Elaine. Father of Lancelot. In some accounts, his wife was Sabe and they had a daughter, Liban. Italian stories call his wife Constance. He had an affair with the wife of Agravadain, fathering Ector de Maris. He and his brother brought an army to Britain to help King Arthur in his battles with the rebellious barons. In one account, he left his castle in the hands of his steward and left for Britain to seek help from King Arthur in his battles with Claudas, taking his family with him. He died of grief when the steward surrendered the castle without a fight. His brother Bors died of grief on hearing of Ban's death. Also known as Ban.

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