Sir Kay

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Sir Kay breaketh his sword at ye Tournament, by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. (1903)

In stories about King Arthur, Sir Kay is Sir Ector's son and King Arthur's foster brother. He later becomes Arthur's seneschal, and one of the first Knights of the Round Table.

Along with Bedivere, Kay is one of the earliest people linked with Arthur.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. See Rachel Bromwich's discussion in the "Notes on Personal Names", part of her edition of Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads, second edition (Cardiff: University of Wales, 1978), pp. 303-307.