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.
Lohengrin (LOH-ehn-grihn), the son of Kondwiramur and Parzival.
Jeschute (jeh-SHEW-teh), who gives Parzival a token.
Orilus (OH-rih-lews), the jealous husband of Jeschute. He fights Parzival but is pacified.
The Red Knight
The Red Knight, who knights Parzival.
Gurnemanz (GEWR-neh-mahnts), the prince of Graharz, who instructs Parzival in knightly precepts.
Baruch (BAH-rewk), the ruler of Alexandria, for whom Gamuret fought and finally was slain.
King Kailet (KI-leht), the companion of Gamuret in Spain.
Arthur, the king of Britain.
Queen Guinevere (GWIH-neh-veer), Arthur’s wife.
Sir Kay, the seneschal, defeated by Parzival.
Sir Gawain (GAH-wayn), who introduces Parzival to Arthur’s Round Table.
Orgeluse (OHR-geh-lewz), the wife of Gawain.
King Meljanz of Lys
King Meljanz of Lys (MEHL -yahnts, lees), for whom...
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