King Pellam is one of the Grail Keepers, father of Pelles and Pellinore, and the great-grandfather of Galahad. When Pellam tried to avenge the death of Garlon, who was killed by Balin, the latter inflicts the Dolorous Stroke on him and he is from then on known as the Maimed King. He is eventually healed by Galahad.

Pellam first appeared in the Suite du Merlin.



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