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by Micha F. Lindemans
The son of Urien, King of Rheged. Yvain appears in the Book of Taliesin and then in The Dream of Rhonabwy, in which he plays a game with Arthur. In Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain (Le Chevalier au Lion) and the Welsh Owein he kills a woman's husband, marries her, loses and eventually regains her love. He also appears in a number of later romances, among which Le Morte d'Arthur, where his is one of the last knights to die (at Mordred's hand) before the death of the King himself.

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