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Lancelot (Legendary character)


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    • Lancelot, Sir (Legendary character)
    • Launcelot (Legendary character)
    • Launcelot, Sir (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, of the Laik (Legendary character)
    • Lannzilet (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, du Lac (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, of the Lake (Legendary character)
    • Lanzelet (Legendary character)
    • Ланселот (Legendary character)
    • Lanselot (Legendary character)
    • Lanselod (Legendary character)
    • Lawnslot (Legendary character)
    • Λάνσελοτ (Legendary character)
    • Lanzarote, del Lago (Legendary character)
    • Lanceloto (Legendary character)
    • Lantzelot, Aintzirakoa (Legendary character)
    • Lancillotto (Legendary character)
    • Lancillotto, del Lago (Legendary character)
    • Lancelotto (Legendary character)
    • Lancellotto (Legendary character)
    • לנסלוט, דו לאק (Legendary character)
    • לנסלוט, סר (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, van het Meer (Legendary character)
    • ランスロット (Legendary character)
    • Ransurotto (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, z Jeziora (Legendary character)
    • Lancelote (Legendary character)
    • Lançarote (Legendary character)
    • Lancelot, do Lago (Legendary character)
    • Ланселот, Озерний (Legendary character)
    • Lanselot, Ozernyĭ (Legendary character)
    • Launcelot, of the Lake (Legendary character)
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    • Descriptor

        Legendary character
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lctgm) Knights
          (aat) Knights (landholders)
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      • Sources

        • found: Lancelot in English literature, 1965.
        • found: Étude sur le Lancelot en prose, 1918.
        • found: The adventures of Sir Lancelot, c1986.
        • found: The story of Sir Launcelot and his companions, 1933.
        • found: Lancelot of the Laik, 1912.
        • found: Lannzilet, 1989.
        • found: Le roman en prose de Lancelot du Lac, 1938.
        • found: Studien zur Reimsprache des Lanzelet Ulrichs von Zazikhoven, 1982.
        • found: Encyc. Britannica online, October 6, 2014:Lancelot (legendary knight) (Lancelot, also spelled Launcelot, also called Lancelot of the Lake, French Lancelot du Lac, one of the greatest knights in Arthurian romance; he was the lover of Arthur's queen, Guinevere, and was the father of the pure knight Sir Galahad. Lancelot's name first appeared as one of Arthur's knights in Chrétien de Troyes's 12th-century romance of Erec, and the same author later made him the hero of Lancelot; ou, le chevalier de la charrette, which retold an existing legend about Guinevere's abduction, making Lancelot her rescuer and lover. It also mentioned Lancelot's upbringing by a fairy in a lake, a story that received fuller treatment in the German poem Lanzelet. These two themes were developed further in the great 13th-century Vulgate cycle, or "Prose Lancelot." According to this, after the death of his father, King Ban of Benoic, Lancelot was carried off by the enchantress Vivien, the Lady of the Lake, who in time sent him to Arthur's court. Her careful education of Lancelot, combined with the inspiring force of his love for Guinevere, produced a knight who was the very model of chivalry. In later branches of the cycle, in which worldly chivalry was set against chivalry inspired by spiritual love, Lancelot's son, Sir Galahad, whom he fathered by Elaine, daughter of the Grail keeper King Pelleas, displaced him as the perfect knight. Lancelot's adulterous love for the queen, moreover, caused him to fail in the quest for the Holy Grail and set in motion the fatal chain of events that brought about the destruction of the knightly fellowship of the Round Table. In medieval English romance, Lancelot played a leading role in the late 14th-century Le Morte Arthur, which told of a fatal passion for Lancelot conceived by Elaine the Fair of Astolat and which described the tragic end of Lancelot's love for Guinevere. He also played a central role in Malory's 15th-century prose work Le Morte Darthur, in which it was essentially the conflict between Lancelot's love for Guinevere and his loyalty to his lord that led to Arthur's "dolorous death and departing out of this world.") - http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/329034/Lancelot
        • found: Wikipedia, October 6, 2014:Lancelot (Sir Lancelot (or Launcelot) du Lac was one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. He most typically features as King Arthur's greatest champion whose love affair with Queen Guinevere brings about the end of Arthur's kingdom.) Bulgarian page (Ланселот = Lanselot) Breton page (Lanselod) Welsh page (Lawnslot) Greek page (Λάνσελοτ = Lanselot) Spanish page (Lanzarote del Lago) Esperanto page (Lanceloto) Basque page (Lantzelot Aintzirakoa) Italian page (Lancillotto; Lancillotto del Lago; Lance(l)lotto) Hebrew page (סר לנסלוט דו לאק = Ser Lanseloṭ du Laḳ) Dutch page (Lancelot; Launcelot Du Lac (Lancelot van het Meer)) Japanese page (ランスロット = Ransurotto) Polish page (Lancelot z Jeziora) Portuguese page (Lancelote; Lançarote; Lancelot do Lago, Cavaleiro da Carroça e Cavaleiro Branco) Russian page (Ланселот = Lanselot) Ukrainian page (Ланселот = Lanselot; Ланселот Озерний = Lanselot Ozernyĭ)
        • found: The Camelot Project website, October 6, 2014(Lancelot. Name Variants: Launcelot, Lanzelet, Lancilotto) - http://d.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/theme/lancelot
        • found: www.sir-lancelot.co.uk/ website, October 6, 2014(Sir Lancelot (Sir Launcelot) of the Lake; Sir Lancelot is known as both the greatest and the worst of the knights at the court of of King Arthur. Lancelot is known as Lancelot of the Lake (or Lancelot du Lac) because he was raised by Vivien, the Lady of the Lake. He carrys out various good deeds, including rescuing Queen Guinevere from Meleagant, an unsuccessful quest for the Holy Grail and the rescue of Guinevere after she is condemned to be burned to death for adultery with him. Lancelot is entirely the creation of Chretien de Troyes and does not appear in the earlier chronicles of King Arthur. Lancelot first appears in Chretien de Troyes' work "The Knight of the Cart", written in the late 1100s - in this book he is a lesser ranked knight than Sir Gawain.) - http://www.sir-lancelot.co.uk/
        • found: King Arthur & the knights of the round table website, October 6, 2014:The knights > Sir Lancelot (Sir Lancelot; Sir Lancelot Du Lac (Launcelot); Lancelot was the son of King Ban of Benwick and Queen Elaine. He was the First Knight of the Round Table; Legend tells us that as a child, Lancelot was left by the shore of the lake, where he was found by Vivien, the Lady of the Lake. She fostered and raised him, and in time Lancelot became one of history's greatest knights. Legend also says that Lancelot was the father of Galahad by Elaine) - http://www.kingarthursknights.com/knights/launcelot.asp
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