Edra was a young Briton woman whom Sir Gawain met during a major battle between Britons and Saxons. Edra as searching for the Saxon who killed her mother and sisters, and Sir Gawain promised to help her if she would wait for him while he went on a mission with Merlin and a band of knights. Edra did wait, and Sir Gawain brought her into the battle, where she found the Saxon lord and violently killed him. Sir Gawain had been attracted to Edra, but now, for him, she represents the violent hatred that was born out of the civil war between Britons and Saxons.
Edra Character Timeline in The Buried Giant
The timeline below shows where the character Edra appears in The Buried Giant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Gawain’s First Reverie