Abeesse was an abbess (go figure) who is known for discovering Queen Elaine after she lost both her husband and son.
She would later play a key role in presenting Galahad to his father, Lancelot.
Guinevere would also turn to Abeesse for help when she escaped from Mordred.
She originally appeared in the French Vulgate.
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- Norris Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra Mancoff – The Arthurian Handbook (Second Edition)
- Alan Lupack – The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
- Ronan Coghlan – The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends
- Anonymous – Lancelot-Grail, the French Vulgate
- Sir Thomas Malory – Le Morte d’Arthur