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The Mabinogion Chapter Summary & Analysis - Gereint Son of Erbin Summary

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Gereint Son of Erbin Summary

Arthur sets out to hunt a white stag. Gwenhwyfar oversleeps, as does Gereint, and they ride to join the hunt. A lady, a knight and a dwarf ride by. Gwenhwyfar sends a maiden to ask who the knight is, but the dwarf whips the maiden. Gereint rides to ask the same question and receives the same answer. Gereint decides to follow them and challenge them.

Gereint follows the trio to a town where he is welcomed by an impoverished old earl and his daughter, Enid. The earl tells him to go to a tournament the next day. The prize is a sparrowhawk, which the victor must award to his lady-love. Gereint says he will take Enid as his true love, and the old earl gives him armor.

Gereint defeats Edern and sends him to Arthur's court. Gereint awards the sparrowhawk to...

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