Harpe


    1. Harpe, Castel de
      Harp Castle, Herpe

      This may have been a castle of King Bagdemagus, since Lancelot and Meliagrant's stepsister joined her father here. Vulgate VII has the Damoiselle La Harpe (below), a sister or cousin of Helaes de la Forest Perilleuse. This suggests a location in or near the Forest Perilous.

      Helaes de la Forest Perilleuse may well be Malory's Hellawes, the sorceress of Castle Nigramous.


    2. Harpe, Damoisele la

      She took Oriolz the Dane (Oriel de Sorionde) to heal him. She was either a sister or a cousin of Helaes de la Forest Perilleuse.

      The name suggests she may have been castelaine of the Castle de la Harpe.