Arthurian Heraldry

   The Arthurian legends have endured for more than a millenium. Over the centuries, the heraldry attributed to the heroes and characters has seen many changes. What follows is a listing of characters from the Arthurian legends who have coats-of-arms associated with them. This list is an expanded list from one originally compiled by Modar Neznanich. Many characters bear the arms of their father or family or a minor modification rather than an individual coat of arms.

Aglovale, Son of Pellinor, brother of Perceval and Lamorak
Arms: Purpure semy of crosslets Or, a lion passant guardant argent armed and langued gules.

Agravaine, Son of Lot, brother of Gawaine, Gaheris and Gareth
Arms 1: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or, beaked and membered gules, overall a bend vert,
Arms 2: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or, beaked and membered gules, overall a fess vert,
Arms 3: Argent, a lion rampant and a peacock gules.
Arms 4: Argent, three lions rampant gules.

Alisander le Orphelin, Paternal cousin of Tristram
Arms: Vert, a lion rampant argent.

Arphasar, Brother of Esclamor
Arms: Sable, a saltire argent.

Arthur, King of the Britons
Arms 1: Azure, thirteen crowns or
Arms 2: Azure, three crowns or
Arms 3: Gules, three crowns  in pale or (which was sometimes found quartering the arms containing the Virgin Mary)
Arms 4: Azure plain.
Arms 5: The virgin Mary proper.
Arms 6: Vert, a cross argent, in the first Quarter the Virgin standing and holding the Child

Arthur le Petit, son of Arthur via Lianors
Arms: Sable, a tree.

Bagdemagus, King of Gore
Arms: Gules, three sinister gloves apaumy argent.

Balan, Brother to Balin le Savage
Arms: Argent, a boar passant sable.

Balin le Savage (The Knight with Two Swords), Brother to Balan
Arms: Argent, a boar passant sable between three mullets azure.

Ban of Benwick, Father of Lancelot
Arms: Argent, three bends gules.

Baniers le Forcené, Knight
Arms: Gyronny argent and gules.

Bedivere, Constable of Arthur
Arms: Or, a gonfanon gules.

Blamore de Ganis, Son of Nestor de Guines, grandson of Lancelot l'Ancien, brother of Bleoberis and cousin of Lancelot
Arms: Argent semy of crescents sable, three bends gules.

Bleoberis de Ganis, Brother of Blamore
Arms: Argent semy of crescents sable, three bends gules.

Borre le Coeur Hardy, Son of King Arthur and Lisanor (May be same individual as Arthur le Petit)
Arms: Argent, a dragon passant sable.

Bors le Noir (Bohort), Son of King Bors de Ganis, elder brother of Lionel, father of Helin le Blanc
Arms: Ermine, three bends gules.

Bors de Ganis (Bohort de Gaunes), Brother of Ban of Benwick, father of Bohort and Lionel
Arms 1: Argent semy of estoiles sable, three bends gules.
Arms 2: Ermine, three bends gules.

Brastias, Knight of Duke Gorlois; retired and became a hermit
Arms: Vert, an armoured arm palewise embowed argent.

Breuse Sans Pite, Brother to Bertelot
Arms: Sable, a winged serpent displayed argent.

Brian of the Isles, Lord of the castle of Pendragon
Arms: Sable, a hound courant argent.

Brunor le Chevalier sans Peur, Father of Brunor le Noir and Dinadan
Arms: Argent plain.

Brunor le Noir (Bruin, Breunst, Brewnor, La Cote Male Taile), Son of Brunor le Chevalier sans Peur , younger brother of Dinadan
Arms: Argent, a lion rampant chequey sable and gules, armed and langued vert.

Carados of the Dolorous Tower, Brother to Turquine
Arms: Sable, a tower argent.

Colgrevaunce of Gorre
Arms: Gules, a serpent palewise Or.

Dinadan, Son of Brunor le Chevalier sans Peur , elder brother of Brunor le Noir
Arms 1: Argent, a lion rampant sable armed and langued vert.
Arms 2: Sable, a lion rampant Argent.

Ector de Maris (Hector), Son of Ban, Half-brother to Lancelot
Arms 1: Bendy gules and argent, a sun in splendor azure.
Arms 2: Argent, three bends gules overall a sun azure.

Érec, Son of Lac
Arms 1: Or, three serpents' heads gules langued vert.
Arms 2: Lozengy Or and gules.

Esclamore, King of Babylon; brother of Arphasar, father of Palomides and Saphar
Arms: Chequey or and gules.

Gaheris (Guerrehet), Son of Lot
Arms 1: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or beaked and membered argent within a bordure semy of gouttes gules.
Arms 2: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or beaked and membered argent within a bordure engrailed.
Arms 3: Argent, three eagles displayed gules.
Arms 4: Argent semy of eagles displayed gules.

Galahad (Galaad), Son of Lancelot
Arms: Argent, a cross throughout gules.

Galahalt the Haut Prince (Galeholt of the Long Isles), Possible son of Breunor of Castle Pluere
Arms: Argent seme of estoiles azure, a lion rampant gules.

Gareth (Gaheriet), Last son of Lot, younger brother of Gawaine
Arms 1: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or beaked and membered, overall a bendlet gules.
Arms 2: Argent, a canton gules semy of eagles argent.

Gawaine (Gauvain, Gawain), Eldest son of Lot , father of Guinglain
Arms 1: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or beaked and membered azure.
Arms 2: Argent, a canton gules.

Griflet le Fise de Dieu, Son of Cardol
Arms: Or seme of thistles sable.

Guinglain, Son of Gawaine
Arms 1: Argent, a bend raguly gules.
Arms 2: Ermine, a lion rampant argent.

Helin le Blanc, Son of Bors le Noir
Arms: Argent, three bends gules overall a label sable.

Ider (Yder)
Arms: Gules, three lions' heads Or langued sable.

Karados (Carados), King of Estrangore
Arms: Azure, a crown argent.

Kay (Keu, Cei, Kai), Son of Ector, foster-brother to Arthur, became Seneschal of England
Arms 1: Azure, two keys palewise addorsed argent. [Canting arms]
Arms 2: Sable, a chief argent, [Canting arms---chief was pronounced ché]

Kay the Stranger (Keu d'Estraus, Kay de Stranges, Kainus le Strange), Nephew of Karados
Arms: Or, two bars-gemels sable.

Lac, King of Estregales, father of Érec and Brandelis
Arms: Or, three serpents' heads gules langued vert.

Lamorak de Galis (Lamorat de Gales, Lamerake of Wales), Son of Pellinor, brother of Perceval and Agloval, nephew of Lamorat de Listenois
Arms 1: Purpure semy of crosslets Or, a lion passant guardant argent armed and langued gules.
Arms 2: Purpure semy of crosslets, a lion passant guardant Or.

Lamorat de Listenois
Arms: Purpure a lion passant guardant argent armed gules

Lancelot (Lancelot du Lac, Lancelot of the Lake), Son of Ban, father of Galahad
Arms 1: Argent, three bends gules.
Arms 2: Bendy gules and argent.
Arms 3: Bendy argent and gules.

Lavaine, Son of Bernard of Astolat, brother to Tirre
Arms: Gules, a ship Or sailed purpure.

Lionel, Second son of Bors de Ganis
Arms: Argent semy of estoiles sable, three bends gules.

Lot, Father of Gawaine, Agravaine, Gaheris and Gareth
Arms: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or beaked and membered azure.

Lucan, Cup-bearer of Arthur
Arms: Or, a lynx rampant gules armed sable.

Mador de la Porte, Brother to Gaheris de Kareheu
Arms: Sable, seven plates, 2,3,2, each charged with a fleur-de-lys gules.

Marc, King of Cornwall
Arms: Argent plain.

Marhaus (Morolt), Son of King Marhalt
Arms: Barry argent and azure, a lion rampant gules.

Meliagraunt, Son of King Bagdemagus
Arms: Azure, three dexter gloves apaumy argent.

Melias de Lile (Mélian de Lis), Son of the King of Denmark
Arms 1: Gules, a fox Or armed and langued azure.
Arms 2: Argent , a lion issuant gules.
Arms 3: Argent ,a maunch gules.

Meliodas of Lyonesse (Méliadus de Léonois), King and Father of Tristram
Arms: Vert plain.

Méraugis de Port-les-Guez, Natural son of King Marc of Cornwall
Arms: Argent, a bordure gules.

Mordred (Mordret, Modred, Medraut), Son of Margawse and Arthur, half-brother of Gawaine
Arms 1: Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed Or and a chief argent.
Arms 2: Argent diapered gules.
Arms 3: Bendy argent and sable.

Nabon le Noire (Nanowne le Petite)
Arms: Argent, three lozenges in fess gules.

Ozana le Coeur Hardy
Arms: Quarterly argent and gules.

Palomides (Palamède, Palamides, the Saracen), Son of Esclamor, brother of Safere
Arms: Chequy argent and sable.

Pellinor, King of Listenois, father of Percival and Lamorak
Arms: Or semy of crosslets azure.

Percival of Wales (Perceval, Parzival, Parsifal), Brother to Aglovale and Lamorat, son of Pellinor
Arms 1: Purpure semy of crosslets Or.
Arms 2: Gules plain.

Pharamon, King of Gaul and, according to French Arthurian legends, a knight of the Round Table.
[Ancestor of Clovis, whose original arms of " Azure three toads Or." were changed upon his conversion to " Azure, three fleurs-de-lys Or."]
Arms: Sable, three toads tergiant Or.

Sadok, Brother or cousin to Edward of Orkney
Arms: Argent, a fess wavy sable.

Safere (Saphar), Brother of Palomides, son of Esclamor
Arms: Per pale vair and chequy or and vert.

Sagramore le Desirous,Nephew of the Emperor of Constaninople>
Arms 1: Gules, two stars Or and on a canton argent a star sable.
Arms 2: Gyronny or and vert.
Arms 3: Gyronny or and sable.

Segwarides (Segurades), Brother of Palomides
Arms: Or, a mountain sable.

Tor (le Fise Aries), bastard son of Pellinor
Arms: Or semy of crosslets sable.

Tristram (Tristran, Tristan)
Arms 1: Vert, a lion rampant Or armed and langued gules.
Arms 2: Vert, a boar rampant Or armed and langued gules.
Arms 3: Vert, a boar passant Or armed and langued gules.

Turquine (Terican), Brother to Carados of the Dolorous Tower
Arms: Argent, a tower sable.

Ulfius, Knight of Uther Pendragon
Arms: Or, a wolf passant gules.

Urien, King of Moraife or Gorre, father of Yvain, brother of Lot
Arms: Azure, a lion rampant Or armed and langued gules.

Urre of Hungary, Brother-in-law to Lavaine
Arms: Checky sable and Or.

Yvain (Ywaine, Owein, Ewain, Uwain), Son of Urien
Arms 1: Azure, a lion rampant Or armed and langued gules.
Arms 2: Azure, a lion rampant argent.
Arms 3: Or, a lion rampant gules.