In Caradoc's Vita Gildae, the king of Somerset who abducts Guinevere from Arthur's court. She is held prisoner at Glastonbury Abbey until Gildas intervenes. A reconciliation is reached and Guinevere is returned to Arthur.

In the Vulgate Cycle, Chr├ętien de Troyes' Lancelot, and Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Meleagant is portrayed as a jealous and evil man. In Chr├ętien, Lancelot fights him several times and eventually kills him.



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