Uther Pendragon

father of King Arthur in Arthurian legend

Uther Pendragon is the father of King Arthur in the Arthurian legend. His name, Pendragon, means the "Chief-Dragon", which means he is the "foremost leader" or "chief of warriors".[1] He is mentioned briefly in Old Welsh poems, but his biography was first written down by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain). Geoffrey's description of him has been used in most later stories.

Pyle Uther Pendragon

According to the stories, Arthur is the son of Uther Prendragon and the Lady Igraine.


  1. Bromwich, Trioedd Ynys Prydein, p. 512–513