Meliot of Logurs
Cousin of Nimue. On the Quest of the White Hart, he battles Hontzlake of Wentland who had taken
her by force from Arthur's court. His sworn brother is Brian of the Isles. In the adventure of Balin, when
Herlews le Berbeus passes Arthur's pavilion, pitched in a meadow a few days after the internment of the
twelve kings in Camelot, he states that Arthur can not help him and passes onward toward the castle of Meliot.
There have been two Meliots mentioned up to this stage of the le Morte, Meliot de la Roche and Meliot of Logurs.
Since we run into the Meliot here also nearby Camelot in the Quest of the White Hart, we can assume that the
castle mentioned in Balin's story is his or that the two are the same person.
An interesting supposition for study. Meliot's castle is a relatively short distance from
Camelot. If we tie this in with the discussion concerning Camelot as Caerwent and Leodegrance's Cameliard
as the Gwent area with main city Caerwent, we may have found an early candidate for Melwas. In the later books,
Meliagrance kidnaps Guenever to claim her as his own wife and by taking her also claim the land. Others have shown
that Meliagrance is Melwas. But perhaps he is Meliot and will lay claim to Leodegrance's kingdom, thus he
fashions himself Meliot de Grance or shortened Meliagrance just as the king is Leodegrance or Leo de Grance.