Palamedes

British - A Saracen knight. Son of Esclabor. He arrived in Ireland at the time when Tristram was recovering from his wounds after being nursed by Isolde. He wanted to claim her as a bride but Tristram defeated him in a duel and he sailed for home. In another version, he was a guest at Mark's wedding to Isolde and so pleased the king that Mark offered him anything he could ask for. He demanded Isolde and would have taken her back to Syria but Tristram intervened and returned her to Mark. Palamedes was heartbroken and sailed off. Yet another account says that he and Tristram fought another duel. Palamedes surrendered and made friends with Tristram, embraced Christianity, became a loyal follower of King Arthur and was made duke of Provence. He was one of those who hunted the Questing Beast without success. Sometimes identified as Palamedes, Palomedes, Palomedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palomides, Palomides, Palamedes, Palamedes or Palamedes.
European - Brother of Achilles of Lombardy and Sforza. He was a soldier in Godfrey's army at the siege of Jerusalem. Occasionally known as Palamedes, Palomedes, Palomedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palomides, Palomides, Palamedes, Palamedes or Palamedes.
Greek - Son of Nauplius and Clymene or Hesione. Brother of Nausimedon and Oeax. He accompanied Agamemnon and Menelaus when they tried to persuade Odysseus to join the invasion of Troy and, when Odysseus feigned madness by ploughing salt into the earth, Palamedes placed the baby Telemachus in front of the plough. Odysseus avoided the child, revealing that he was quite sane. During the Trojan war, Odysseus exacted revenge by bribing a servant to plant money and a letter, said to be from Priam. As a result, Palamedes was accused of treachery and stoned to death. In another account, he was drowned by Odysseus and Diomedes during a fishing trip or buried by them under stones when he climbed down a well in search of gold which, they told him, was hidden there. He is said to have invented dice, lighthouses, scales and some of the alphabet. In some references, referred to as Palamedes, Palomedes, Palomedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palamedes, Palomides, Palomides, Palamedes, Palamedes or Palamedes.

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