Cymochles

A man of prodigious might, brother of Pyrochles, son of Malice (Acrates) and Despite, and husband of Acrasia, the enchantress. He sets out to encounter Sir Guyen, but is ferried over the idle lake by Wantonness (Phæ'dria), and forgets himself; he is slain by King Arthur (canto viii.). The word means, “one who seeks glory in troubles.” (Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii. 5.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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