Sir Lucan

Sir Lucan

Sir Lucan the Butler is a servant of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. The duties of a "butler" have changed over time; Lucan was supposed to have been in charge of the royal court, along with Bedivere the Marshal and Kay the Seneschal.

Lucan is the son of Duke Corneus, brother to Sir Bedivere and cousin to Sir Griflet. He and his relatives are among Arthur's earliest allies in the fight against the rebel kings such as Lot, Urien, and Caradoc, and remained one of Arthur's loyal companions throughout his life. In most accounts of Arthur's death, from the Lancelot-Grail Cycle to Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", Lucan is one of the last knights at the king's side at the Battle of Camlann. He is usually the last to die; he helps Arthur off the battlefield after he battles Mordred, but the stress is too much. He dies from his own wounds just before the king returns Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake and sails off for Avalon.

Though the knight Arthur asks to cast the sword into the lake is usually Griflet (Lancelot-Grail) or Bedivere ("Le Morte d'Arthur", the "Alliterative Morte Arthure"), the 16th century English ballad "King Arthur's Death" ascribes this duty to Lucan. ["King Arthur's Death" is a continuation of the ballad "The Legend of King Arthur". See Noble, James (1991). "King Arthur's Death". In Lacy, Norris J. (Ed.), "The New Arthurian Encyclopedia", pp. 262–263. New York: Garland. ISBN 0-8240-4377-4.]

A character named Lucan appears in the 2004 film "King Arthur", played by Johnny Brennan. He is a young boy found and cared for by Arthur's knight Dagonet.



*Lacy, Norris J. (1991). "Lucan". In Lacy, Norris J. (Ed.), "The New Arthurian Encyclopedia". New York: Garland. ISBN 0-8240-4377-4.

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