Characters Discussed (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Revised Third Edition)
Gamuret (GA-mur-eht), the younger son of King Gandein, who leaves Anjou to seek his fortune. He rescues Belakane and marries her.
Gandein (GAN-deh-ihn), the king of Anjou.
Belakane (beh-lah-KA-neh), a Moorish queen who is falsely accused of killing Eisenhart, her lover.
Friedebrand (FREE-dih-brand), the king of Scotland and uncle of Eisenhart. He besieges the castle of Belakane in an attempt to avenge his nephew.
Feirefis (FI-reh-fihs), the son of Gamuret and Belakane, who almost vanquishes Parzival. Together, they fight in many tournaments.
Herzeledde, queen of Waleis
Herzeledde, queen of Waleis (HEHR-tseh-lee-deh, VAH-lis), at whose tournament Gamuret is the victor. She marries him after the tourney.
Parzival (PAHR-tsih-fahl), the son of Herzeleide and Gamuret.
Queen Kondwiramur (kond-VIHR-ah-mur), whom Parzival marries and later deserts.
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