Angarad of the Golden Hand In Arthurian legend, a lady at the court of King Arthur who is loved by Sir Peredur, a knight of the Round Table. She, however, scorns Peredur, and he vows never to speak until she loves him above all men. After a series of adventures, in which he is called the “Dumb Youth” or the “Young Mute,” he appears at court but is so changed by his ordeals that he goes unrecognized. Angarad, not knowing it is Peredur, is so moved that she says she loves him above all men. Peredur is then released from his vow.
From the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante