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Meleagant


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Chrétien de Troyes (fl. 1160—1185) French poet

 

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(Mellyagaunce; Mellygaunt, etc., in Malory's Morte D'Arthur), in the Arthurian legends, the evil son of the good king Bademagus (Baudemagus) of Gorre. He abducts Guinevere after winning her by a trick at Arthur's court and is pursued by Arthur's knights. Their conflict is the central story in the Lancelot of Chrétien de Troyes.

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