Sir Palamedes

A Saracen knight in the Arthurian romances. Tristam and Palamedes were both in love with Ysolde, wife of King Mark. They engaged in single combat, but Tristam was victorious and so Palamedes no longer pursued Ysolde. Tristam later converted the Saracen to the Christian faith, and stood his godfather at the font.



  • Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.