by Brian Edward Rise
Son of Lot and Morgause and brother to Gawain both in Malory and the Vulgate Cycle. He figures prominently in the Old French Prose Lancelot and Mort Artu, and subsequently in the works derived and adapted from these, such as the Prose Tristan and Le Morte d'Arthur. He plays a leading role in exposing the infidelity of Guinevere and Lancelot, supported by Mordred. He is slain by Lancelot.
Agravain is nicknames aux dures mains, "of the hard hands."