Gawain and the Carle of Carlisle, the carl was a giant under a spell
who was host to Gawain, Kay and Bishop Baldwin. One of the variations of
the beheading game, the spell is broken when, at his own behest, his head
was duly cut off by Gawain. Gawain married his daughter. Arthur knighted
him and made him Lord of Carlisle and a Knight of the Round Table.