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


MAHELOAS.  Arthurian.  The lord of the Isle of Glass.  An old French form of Melwas (q.v.), meaning "chief."  Also see Melva.

Troyes in his Erec speaks of Maheloas as the Lord of the Glass Islandó"Li sire de l'isle de voirre."  Arthurian Legend, p. 52. (King Arthur In History and Legend, Jones, 1914)

    The earliest analogue in the Arthurian romance is the description of Chrétien's Erec (the poem corresponding to the Geraint of the Mabinogion and to the Enid of the Idylls) of the "isle de Voirre," the realm of King Maheloas:

"En cele isle n'ot l'en tonoirre
Ne n'i chiet foudre ne tempeste,
Ne boz ne serpanz n'i areste;
N'i fet trop chaut ne n'iverne."

    The "isle de Voirre" is of course Glastonbury, the urbs vitræ of the twelfth century Vita S. Gildæ, where reigned the regulus Melvas. (The Voyage of Bran, Meyer, 1895)


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