Timias is Arthur’s faithful squire who accompanies him on many of his quests. Like Arthur, Timias is always ready to help passersby in need. He eventually falls in love with the fair huntress Belphoebe, but after being tempted by another woman (Belphoebe’s twin sister Amoretta), he forces himself to do penance by living humbly until he is worthy again of her love. Eventually, Timias completes his penance and is restored in Belphoebe’s favor, and he reunites with Arthur.
Timias Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene
The timeline below shows where the character Timias appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book II: Canto IX
Book III: Canto V
Book IV: Canto VII
...cabin and finds a wretched-looking man who doesn’t speak, so Arthur doesn’t recognize him as Timias. Arthur thinks he can see signs of a great man underneath the rude exterior. He... (full context)
Book IV: Canto VIII
Book VI: Canto V
...man is adjusting some equipment on Sir Calepine’s horse, and Prince Arthur and his squire Timias witness this. Three villains named Despetto, Decetto, and Defetto have been plotting ways to overthrow... (full context)
Book VI: Canto VI
Book VI: Canto VII
Book VI: Canto VIII
...she’s saying this, Arthur looks at Disdain’s captive and is surprised to recognize his squire Timias. Meanwhile, the “savage” man has been watching and takes that moment to ambush Scorn, but... (full context)
...Serena is fleeing for her life from Disdain and Scorn, after seeing how they captured Timias. She blames her knight Sir Calepine for leaving her in such a piteous state. Eventually... (full context)