Fergus

British - Husband of Galiene. Son of Soumilliot. He was a ploughboy whose imagination was fired by seeing King Arthur and his knights, and he wanted to become like them. He borrowed his father's old armour and rode to the king's court, despatching a pair of robbers en route, and found himself the butt of Kay's ridicule. He was, nevertheless, made a knight and set out to kill the Black Knight to prove himself. He stayed overnight at Castle Lidell where the owner's niece, Galiene, fell in love with him. Fergus rejected her because he felt unworthy until he had achieved his aim. Having disposed of the Black Knight he returned to the castle, only to find that Galiene had left. He spent over a year searching for her and was then told that he could win her hand only by first winning the Shield Beautiful which was guarded by a dragon and a giantess in Castle Dunostre. Fergus killed both of these guardians and won the shield and then set off for Lothian where Galiene was under siege. On the road to Scotland, he killed the giant of Mount Dolerous, freed two ladies held in that giant's castle and acquired the marvellous horse, Arondiel. In Lothian, he killed Artofilaus, nephew of the king whose forces were besieging Galiene and sent the king himself as hostage to King Arthur's court. Arthur had, for some time, been searching for Fergus and, having found him, organised a great tournament at which Fergus was champion. As a reward, Fergus received Galiene as his wife and was made king of Lothian. Occasionally known as Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.
British - A Knight of the Round Table. A Cornish earl. His lands were ravaged by the giant Taulurd until Morholt killed the giant. Sometimes called Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.
Irish - Son of Eochaid Muigl and Mongfhinn. Brother of Ailill, Brian and Fiachra. Step-brother of Niall Noigiallach. Sometimes called Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.
Irish - A seer. Son of Finn mac Cool. On occassion, called Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.
Irish - A monk. He caught the mermaid, Li Ban, in his net and argued over her future with Beoan. Also commonly referred to as Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.
Irish - Son of Ailill and Maev. He was one of seven sons, all known as Maine. Occasionally identified as Fergus, Fearghus, Fearghus, Feargus, Feargus, Ferghus or Ferghus.

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