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Brangaene

by Brian Edward Rise
Iseult's maid. She brings a love potion while attending Iseult on her voyage to marry Mark of Cornwall. Iseult and her escort, Tristan, accidentally drink this potion and become lovers. Iseult gets Brangaene to take her place on the wedding night to preserve the illusion of Iseult's virginity. The switch is successful with Mark none the wiser. Iseult then fears that Brangaene will betray her. Iseult plots to have her killed but eventually relinquishes and spares her.

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  • Also known as:
    Brangwain

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