Arthurian Romances Setting & Symbolism

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White Stag

Hunting the white stag is a tradition that King Arthur decides to revive in "Erec and Enide" against Sir Gawain's advice. The tradition states that the killer of the white stag must bestow a kiss on the most beautiful maiden at court. King Arthur kills the white stag and bestows the kiss on Enide.

Joy of the Court

The Joy of the Court is an adventure that Erec undertakes. Maboagrain is imprisoned within the garden at Brandigan Castle because of his promise to his beloved to stay there until a knight arrives who beats him. This is her method of keeping him from attending tournaments. In order to release Maboagrain, Erec must blow a horn announcing Maboagrain's defeat.

Brandigan Castle

Brandigan Castle is the town where the Joy of the Court occurs. King Guivret the Short mentions the adventure to Erec as they pass.

Greece

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