Meliad

European - King of Lyonesse. Son of Felix, some say. Husband of Blanchefleur or Elizabeth. Father of Tristram. In some accounts, he was the brother of Mark and Pernam. As a young man, he abducted the queen of Scotland and fathered a son, Meliad, on her. For many years, he fought another knight, Morgan, but they finally made peace. At the court of King Mark, he was champion of a great tournament and, when he asked for the hand of Blanchefleur, the king's daughter, and was refused, he eloped with her and married her. In other accounts, his wife was called Elizabeth. He was captured by highwaymen (or in some versions of his story by an enchantress) and his wife Elizabeth, pregnant at the time,went in search of him and died, giving birth to Tristram. Meliad was rescued by Merlin who put a spell on his captors. He later married a daughter of King Hoel and they had three children. When he discovered that his wife had tried to poison Tristram, he condemned her to be burnt at the stake but Tristram pleaded for her life and she was saved. He sent Tristram to the court of King Mark to remove him from further danger. In some accounts, he was killed by his old enemy, Margan. In an Italian version, he fought a war with King Arthur but made peace when he married Arthur's cousin Eliabel. On occassion, called Meliad, Meliadius, Meliadius, Meliadus, Meliadus, Melot, Meliodas, Meliodas, Meliad, Meliad, Meliad, Melyodas, Melyodas or Meliad.
European - Son of Meliad and the queen of Scotland. He was illegitimate so his mother cast him adrift in a boat. He was rescued and brought up by the Lady of the Lake. At times, identified as Meliad, Meliadius, Meliadius, Meliadus, Meliadus, Melot, Meliodas, Meliodas, Meliad, Meliad, Meliad, Melyodas, Melyodas or Meliad.
British - A squire of Bagdemagus. Son of a king of Denmark. When his master was wounded in the Grail Quest and returned to Camelot, Meliad rode off with Galahad, leaving him where the road forked. He stopped to look at the roadside table and throne with a bejewelled crown. When he took the crown, he was attacked by a bearded warrior and left wounded, impaled on a spear. Galahad rescued him and took him back to a chapel where his wounds were tended. At times, referred to as Meliad, Meliadius, Meliadius, Meliadus, Meliadus, Melot, Meliodas, Meliodas, Meliad, Meliad, Meliad, Melyodas, Melyodas or Meliad.

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