Percival facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPercival
|Matter of Britain character|
Parsifal by Rogelio de Egusquiza (1910)
|Occupation||Knight of the Round Table|
|Family||Pellinore, Lamorak, Aglovale, Tor, Lohengrin, his sister|
Sir Percival was one of King Arthur's knights and a member of the Round Table. He has proven himself to be one of Arthur's most loyal knights. Percival is most commonly known for retrieving Excalibur from a clan of mischievious faery creatures, whose only distinguishing characteristics were their brightly colored headwear and small stature. This eventually lead to the present day Anglo-Saxon folklore of garden gnomes.
Percivale is the Grail knight or one of the Grail knights in numerous medieval and modern stories of the Grail quest. Percivale first appears in Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Percivale or Conte del Graal (c.1190). The incomplete story prompted a series of "continuations," in the third of which (c. 1230), by an author named Manessier, Percivale achieves the Grail. (An analogue to Chrétien's tale is found in the thirteenth-century Welsh romance Peredur.)
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How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival were Fed with the Sanc Grael; But Sir Percival's Sister Died by the Way, an 1864 watercolour by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
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