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Origin of the name GALERON.
Etymology of the name GALERON.
Meaning of the baby name GALERON.


GALERON.  Arthurian legend name of a knight who beheaded Gawain's horse.  Perhaps a form of French Galeran ("slaughter raven").

... They go to Randolf's Hall to supper, and there, during supper, a lady richly arrayed brings in a knight riding on horseback.  It is Galeron of Galloway, who claims to fight for his lands, which have been given to Gawain.  Arthur says they have no weapons now; but, on the morrow, Galeron shall have his claim to fight allowed..  There is a long combat, in which both are wounded; but, ultimately, Galeron is defeated.  The king interferes, Galeron receives back his lands and Gawain receives lands in Wales instead... (The Cambridge History of English Literature, Ward-Waller, v.2, 1908)

... Arthur calls his council, and Gawain offers to meet the challenger,... The lists are prepared, the lady is intrusted to Gaynour's care, and the combatants are led to the field.  First their lances are broken, and they attack each other with swords.  Gawain is sorely wounded in the neck, and the lady laughs.  Then Sir Galeron is wounded; the lady shrieks, and the lords and ladies of the court thank God.  Sir Galeron cuts off the head of Gawain's horse, Griselle.  Both fight on foot, and both are wounded.  At last Galeron is brought to the ground, and the lady appeals to the queen, who intercedes with Arthur,... Galeron yields to Gawain, and the king commands the peace. (Scottish Alliterative Poems in Riming Stanzas, Amours, 1897)


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