Dagonet In Arthurian legend, King Arthur’s fool. One day Sir Dagonet came to Cornwall with two squires. As they drew near a well, Sir Tristram soused them and made them mount their horses and amid jeers ride off dripping wet. Malory in Morte d’Arthur writes that “King Arthur loved Sir Dagonet passing well, and made him a knight, with his own hands; and at every tournament he made King Arthur laugh.” Tennyson, however, in “The Last Tournament,” one of the Idylls of the King, says Sir Gwain made Dagonet “mock-knight of Arthur’s Table Round.”



Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow – Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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