Percival also known as Perceval is one of King Arthur's well-known Knights of the Round Table. However, his name in the Welsh literature is Peredur. In terms of medieval illumination there are many stories with Percival's birth. His father is also referred to as King Pellinore or an additional praiseworthy knight. His mother also plays a significant role but however her name does not exist anywhere. His brothers are Sir Tor, Sir Aglovale, Sir Lamorak, and Sir Dornar. In recent times his tales are used in diverse retellings like T.S. Eliot's modernist poem The Waste Land, Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal, John Boorman's Excalibur and the novel and film The Natural.