Acheflour was in some Arthurian legends, mother of Perceval and sister of King Arthur. She was married to Bliocadrans, one of the 12 knights of Wales, who was killed in a tournament. Not wishing their son Perceval to follow in his father’s footsteps, after his death, Acheflour pretended to go on a pilgrimage to St. Brandan in Scotland, but left instead for the Waste Forest. There she brought up her son without any knowledge of fighting. She warned Perceval that men in armor were devils and must be avoided.
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