British - A Knight of the Round Table. Son of Lot and Morgause. Brother of Agravain, Gareth and Gawain. Husband of Lynette. He found his mother in bed with Lamerock and killed her. With the help of his brothers, Agravain and Gawain, he killed Lamerock as well. He was one of the knights captured and imprisoned by Tarquin, who hated all Arthur's knights, until rescued by Lancelot. He refused to be a party to the plan by Agravain and Mordred to betray Lancelot's secret affair with Guinevere to King Arthur and, when the queen was exposed and condemned to be burnt at the stake, he reluctantly obeyed the king's command to supervise the execution after his elder brother, Gawain, had refused. He went unarmed and was not recognised by Lancelot when he rode to the queen's rescue. Both Gaheris and his brother Gareth, who had also been ordered to attend, as well as many other knights, were killed by Lancelot when he charged into the crowd and carried Guinevere off to safety. On occassion, called Gaheris, Gaharet, Gaharet, Gahariet, Gahariet, Guerrehet, Guerrehet, Eries, Eries, Garhar(i)et or Garhar(i)et.

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