While Guyon and the Palmer do a lot of thinking during this trip, and talking about what they should do, it is the Ferryman that actually does a lot of the action.
It is he that guides them past whirlpools, jagged cliffs, angry sirens, and more.
In short, he is a representation of taking action and doing what is right, rather than just talking about it.
See our complete list of Arthurian characters for more entries like this one.
- 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