While this page will contain many of the heroes who fought alongside King Arthur in various battles, Arthur and Merlin will be looked at more in-depth on our special page dedicated just to them. Click the photo below read more about the two heroes of legend!
Heroes of Welsh Mythology
There a number of heroic figures of legend to come from Wales. Due to the tradition of stories being told orally, tales were based down from generation to generation, crafting incredible stories of knights, wizards, Princes, Kings and much, much more being commonplace in Cymru.
Owain ap Urien was one of Arthur’s finest knights, and was the subject of “The Lady of the Fountain” in the Mabinogion.
After Kei fails to defeat a giant called “The Black Man”, Owain seeks out to fight him, and eventually mortally wounds the giant. This is after a magic spell had to be cast, and multiple storms pushed Owain to his limit before battling with the Black Man.
This begins a tale of love, loss and knightly exploits. Owain ap Urien defended castles, defeated nights and travelled Britain, eventually finding his wife and true love, Laudine.
Owain marries Laudine, but his duties as one of Arthur’s men takes him away from her, before a battle with a Dragon (with a lion by his side) sees him find a balance between his duties as a night and a husband.
Learn more about Owain, or The Lady of the Fountain.
Peredur is another of King Arthur’s knights who is the subject of a story in The Mabinogion. He is the star of Peredur the son of Efwranc, the second story in the first volume of the book, which was translated from the Red Book of Hergest by Lady Charlotte Guest in 1838.