Isolde

British - In some accounts, the wife of King. Anguish and the mother of the Isolde who married King Mark. Also commonly identified as Isolde, Isaude, Isaude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isaulta, Isaulta, Isodd, Isodd, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isole, Isole, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isotta, Isotta, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isoude, Isoude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isulte, Isulte, Isolde, Isolde or Isolde.
British - Daughter of King Anguish. Wife of King Mark. Mother of Ysaie. Her mother is variously given as Isolde or Lotta. She was betrothed to Mark, a king of Cornwall, who sent Tristram to her father's court in Ireland to escort her to Cornwall. Her mother had entrusted to the maid Branwen a lovepotion for the betrothed couple but Isolde drank it on the journey and she and Tristram fell hopelessly in love. On the night of her wedding to Mark, she substituted Branwen for herself in Mark's bed so that he would not realise that she was no longer a virgin and then tried to kill Branwen to keep the matter secret, but failed. Although married to Mark, she continued to see Tristram until Mark finally banished him to France. She accompanied Mark when he went to Camelot intent on killing Tristram who was in Britain at that time and was captured by Bruce the Pitiless. Tristram killed her captor and returned Isolde to her husband. Others say they lived together at Garde Joyeuse for some time. Tristram made a loveless marriage to another Isolde in France but when he was wounded he sent for his first love who quickly answered his call and took ship for Brittany. Her ship carried white sails, a prearranged signal, but Tristram's wife reported that the sails were black and he died of grief. His beloved Isolde died at the sight of her dead lover and they were buried together in Cornwall. In some accounts, she killed herself with Tristram's sword. In the Wagnerian version, Isolde had been betrothed to Morholt and wanted to avenge his death. She found a piece of a sword-blade embedded in Morholt's severed head and kept it hidden. Tristram had been wounded by a poisoned spear thrown by Morholt during their encounter and the wound refused to heal. He went to Ireland in the guise of Tantris, a minstrel, and Isolde ministered to his poisoned wound. When she saw his broken sword she realised that it was he who had killed Morholt. They fell in love but Tristram returned to Cornwall without her. Mark was so impressed with Tristram's description of Isolde that he sent Tristram back to Ireland to ask for her hand as his queen. Isolde, deeply unhappy that she was to be the wife of Mark, not Tristram, brewed a noxious drink, intending to kill both herself and Tristram, but Branwen, her maid, gave them instead a love-potion entrusted to her by Isolde's mother. They continued to meet after her marriage to Mark but were betrayed by Melot or, in other versions, by Andred. Tristram was banished to France and when Isolde elected to go with him, Melot tried to prevent their departure and wounded Tristram who went off with Kurneval, who had killed Melot in the encounter, leaving Isolde in Cornwall. She came at his request when he was dying from the wound but arrived too late and died of a broken heart. Also identified as Isolde, Isaude, Isaude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isaulta, Isaulta, Isodd, Isodd, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isole, Isole, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isotta, Isotta, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isoude, Isoude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isulte, Isulte, Isolde, Isolde or Isolde.
British - Daughter of Hoel, king of Brittany. Sister of Kaherdin. Wife of Tristram. When Tristram was banished to France to put a stop to his affair with Mark's wife, Isolde, he married another girl of the same name. When he was dying from wounds, he called for his first love who took ship for France. Her ship carried white sails, a prearranged signal, but Tristram's wife told him the sails were black, whereupon he died of grief. In some accounts, she was a Spanish girl who was given to Tristram when he conquered her country. In the Icelandic version, she is the mother by Tristram of Kalegras. In some lore, occasionally called Isolde, Isaude, Isaude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isaulta, Isaulta, Isodd, Isodd, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isole, Isole, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isotta, Isotta, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isoude, Isoude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isulte, Isulte, Isolde, Isolde or Isolde.
British - In some accounts, a god-daughter of Tristram. On occassion, known as Isolde, Isaude, Isaude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isaulta, Isaulta, Isodd, Isodd, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isole, Isole, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isotta, Isotta, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isoude, Isoude, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde, Isulte, Isulte, Isolde, Isolde or Isolde.

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