Origin of the name PELLEAS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PELLEAS.
PELLEAS.Arthurian. A knight called the lord of many isles.
Pelleas (Sir), lord of
many isles, and noted for his great muscular strength. He fell in
love with lady Ettard, but the lady did not return his love. Sir
Gawain promised to advocate his cause with the lady, but played him
false. Sir Pelleas caught them in unseemly dalliance with each
other, but forbore to kill them. By the power of enchantment, the
lady was made to dote on sir Pelleas; but the knight would have nothing
to say to her, so she pined and died. After the lady Ettard played
him false, the Damsel of the Lake "rejoiced him, and they loved
together during their whole lives."—Sir T. Malory, History of
Prince Arthur, i. 79-82 (1470).
Sir Pelleas must not be confounded with sir Pelles
(q.v.). (Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, &c.,