Arthuriana 17/2 (Summer 2007)
Southern Methodist University Press
Sayers (William): La joie de la cort (Érec et Énide), Mabon, and early Irish síd [‘peace; Otherworld’.]
In Arthuriana 17/2 (Summer 2007), pp. 10–27.
The several anomalies of the Joie de la cort episode in Chrétien de Troyes’s Érec et Énide are addressed through the dual semantics of Irish síd, the equation of radiance and joy in the Celtic languages, and Mabon’s imprisonment in the ‘Bright Fortress’ of Caer Loyw.