Usage Arthurian Romance
Other Forms FormsAccalon
Of uncertain origin. Sir Accolon is a character in Arthurian legends, possibly first appearing in the Post-Vulgate 'Suite du Merlin' (c.1230-40). He is a knight from Gaul and the paramour of Morgan le Fay, who uses him as an unwitting participant in a plot against her half-brother Arthur; sensing the deception, Arthur defeats Accalon in battle. Thomas Malory included the tale in his 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur'. Sir Accolon also appears in subsequent modern Arthurian works.