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Gorlois

The Story: Gorlois is the first husband of Igraine, who becomes Arthur's mother. She is married off to Gorlois, who is much older, at a young age, and then two have a daughter, Morgaine. Overall, he indulges Igraine, yet at the same time, he is extremely jealous and his attitude toward her turns to rage and domestic abuse when he thinks something is going on between Igraine and Uther. (Something does happen later, but not at the time when Gorlois' jealousy first surfaces.) At first a supporter of Uther as High King, Gorlois breaks from Uther due to his jealousy and tries to keep Igraine from Uther. But Gorlois dies in battle and Uther and Igraine unite, producing Arthur, the future High King.

 



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