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In the Morte the second queen is "of the Out Isles".
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank suggests
that the Queen of Out Isles might be the Queen of the Orkney Isles, or
Morgause. It only makes sense, since Morgause is one of Morgan's sisters,
that she'd be one of the enchantresses hanging out with Morgan when the group
of them chance on Lancelot sleeping under a tree. But I don't know whether
the connection was first supposed by whoever wrote this encyclopedia entry or
by some other source.* I decided to use it because it meant I didn't have to
invent a face.
I also didn't have to invent a face for the Queen of Northgalis, who I
contend is the third Cornwall sister, Elaine. That, though, is
reverse-engineering on my part. The three queens in the barge which takes
Arthur to Avalon after the Battle of Salisbury are Morgan, Nimue and the
Queen of the Wastelands. Morgause is dead by then, but I think it'd be keen
if the barge queens were all Arthur's spiritual or blood sisters, so I've
decided the Queen of the Wastelands in the barge is Elaine of Cornwall. The
Queen of the Wastelands figures earlier in the Morte during the
Grailquest, when she represents herself to Sir Percival de Galis as his aunt,
which presents a connection between the Queen of the Wasteland and Galis
(Wales)**. Percival's grandfather is the Fisher King, King Pellem, whose land
becomes the Wasteland when Pellem is wounded by Balin's delivery of the
Dolorous Stroke - another connection between Galis and the Wasteland.
Meanwhile, the King of Northgalis is throughout the Morte
Arthur's friendly rival in almost all the Round Table tournaments. Elaine's
husband Nentres of Garlot was one of Arthur's enemies in the succession wars
who was perfectly friendly with Arthur ever
afterwards. Garlot is a derivation of Caer-Lot meaning Nentres was
Lot's vassal instead of a king in his own right. But, surely while High King
Uther's honor might be satisfied having a stepdaughter married to not-a-king,
High King Arthur's honor couldn't be satisfied till his
(half-)sister's husband was a king of somewhere. And (and this
is the part that's my own extrapolation), since Pellinore de Galis** spends
all his time chasing the Questing Beast certainly he could spare a part, say
the north part, of his kingdom. Which means Elaine of
The Queen of Eastland looks like the Mona Lisa (or anyhow is meant to) because, when I websearched queen eastland at Google Images, most of the hits were from some sort of art museum site.
* Pellinore's kingdom is identified in some sources as the Isles, or Isles of
some sort, which ties in nicely with that Pellinore is supposed to have
married a sister of Arthur; but, though there are storytellers who have
married Pellinore to Morgause after Pellinore killed Lot in battle,
I'm not one of them.
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Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.