Corsabrin


    1. Corsabrin

      A Saracen knight who loved the daughter of King Baudac. The lady did not return Sir Corsabrinís love, so Corsabrin began telling people that she was insane. Baudacís daughter convinced Palamedes to fight Corsabrin, hoping to get rid of him. The combat was held during the tournament at Sorelois. Palamedes defeated Corsabrin.

      In the Prose Tristan, Corsabrin commits suicide rather than surrender, and a devil takes away his soul. In Malory, Palamedes cuts off Corsabrinís head, and a horrible stench emits from his body as his soul leaves, for Corsabrin had not been christened. The knights and lords at attendance took this as a sign, and begged Palamedes to be christened, but Palamedes said he would not until he had completed "seven true battles for Jesusís sake".

      Corsabrin was the son of Aristot and the brother of Rechaux the Strong. A paynim and "a passing felonius knight".


      See also
      Baghdad | The Legend of King Arthur
      Bandes' Daughter | The Legend of King Arthur



    2. Corsabrin

      King of Turkey in Claris et Laris, alled to Emperor Thereus of Rome. During Thereusís war against Arthur, Corsabrin was slain by Yvain.