Gawain is less a personality than a piece of granite, a man “whose glory waxed / as times darkened.”
Chretien de Troyes has Yvain and Gawain fighting anonymously for hours without stopping until night forces them to draw back.
As Gawain rides along the bank of a creek, he hears this sickening sound ringing from above.
Sir Gawain spake: "For that may God, who ruleth over all, reward ye."
Beowulf might stand for the one side, Lancelot or Gawain for the other.
Gawain's amie next underwent the test, then Ywain's, then Perceval's.
It likewise mentions two visits of Gawain to the Grail Castle.
“I will not fail for that,” said Sir Gawain; and swam his horse across the stream.
Gawain overcomes the magician, and, both unknowing, fights with Parzival.
The adventures of another knight, Gawain, were interwoven in it.