BEDWYR, according to Welsh mythology, was a one-handed warrior who, together with his friend and companion Kai, played an important part in helping CULHWCH to procure the prizes he required to win the hand of Olwen. They were both members of King ARTHUR’s court. In later Arthurian romance, Bedwyr became Sir Bedivere, the faithful knight who remained with King Arthur after he was mortally wounded, threw the sword Excalibur into the lake on the king’s instructions and bore his body to the boat which carried him to AVALON.

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