The King of Orkney and Lothian. He is the husband of Morgause (or Anna), and father of Gawain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Agravain. He is a rebellious vassal in Arthur's early reign but later becomes one of his staunchest allies. He later joins Arthur's enemies and is slain by Pellinore during the Battle of Tarabel, which leads to a long feud between their families.

Lot appears in all major versions of the Arthurian story.



  • Lacy, Norris J., ed. (1996). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland.