In the Mort Artu, one of the last knights to die at Mordred's hands before the death of Arthur himself.

Yvain is the son of Urien. He appears in the Llyfr Talisien and in The Dream of Rhonabwy. In Chr├ętien de Troyes's Yvain (Le Chevalier au Lion) and in the Welsh Owain he kills a woman's husband, marries her, loses her, and then regains her love.



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