Anguish of Ireland

King Anguish of Ireland is a mythological character in the stories of King Arthur. He is the father of Iseult, and one of Arthur's early enemies in the chronicles. After Arthur defeats him he acknowledges Arthur's supremacy, but later becomes embroiled in a conflict with King Mark of Cornwall. After Mark refuses to pay Anguish seven years back pay for his vassalage, Anguish sends out Sir Marhaus to get the pay from him.[1] The story is part of the saga of Tristan and Iseult.

Anguish is generally connected to the Irish name Aengus or Óengus. Anguish of Ireland has been linked to the historical King of Munster Óengus mac Nad Froích, who lived in the middle of the fifth century.[2]


  1. Nash Ford, David (2001). "Anguish, King of Ireland". Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. Nash Ford, David (2001). "Anguish, King of Ireland". Retrieved 1 May 2017.


  • L'Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory at sacred texts or at wikisource s:Le Morte d'Arthur
  • Bendith Y Mamau: The encyclopaedia of the Celts:
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