A knight in King Arthur's court, who plays a significant role in much mediaeval literature - most notably in the anonymous Arthurian romance "Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Kni3t" (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight).
Gawan, þat sate bi þe quene,
To þe kyng he can enclyne:
"I beseche now with sa3ez sene
Þis melly mot be myne."
--Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, lines 339-342.
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