Lyonesse in Arthurian legend
Analogues in Celtic mythology
Lyonesse in modern English literature
- Jack Vance's Lyonesse trilogy
- Lyonesse makes a small appearance in Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon and the Gnarly King, the seventh book in the Dragon Knight series, and features much more prominently in The Dragon in Lyonesse, the eighth book.
- In Stephen R. Lawhead's Pendragon Cycle, Lyonesse is where refugees from Atlantis (the "Fair Folk") settle, the word Lyonesse being derived from the Celtic corruption of the word Atlantis.
- In the film First Knight, Lyonnesse is the home of Guinevere, a small land situated between Camelot and Malagant's territory. Lyonesse was ruled by Guinevere's father until his death, after which Guinevere became the "Lady of Lyonesse".
- The Trevelyan family of Cornwall takes its coat of arms from a local legend, in which a man named Trevelyan escaped the inundation by riding a white horse. To this day the family's shield bears a white horse rising from the waves.. Based on the above, in Cornish author Craig Weatherhill's The Lyonesse Stone trilogy (The Lyonesse Stone, Seat of Storms, and The Tinners' Way), the Trevelyan family, drawn into the worlds of ancient Cornish legend, are direct descendants of the Lyonesse flood survivor.
- The Vyvyan family of Cornwall also takes its coat of arms from the legend, in which a man named Vyvyan, governor of Lyonesse, escaped the inundation by having ready bridled and saddled in his stable a white horse. To this day the family's shield bears a white horse fully bridled with one foot over the waves. The horse leapt, with Vyvyan aboard, and where it landed, there the Vyvyan family set its roots. (Trelowarren)
- Both Thomas Hardy and Sylvia Plath published poems referring to Lyonnesse, the latter taking the mythical land's name as its title.
- Sam Llewellyn wrote two children's books set in the sinking Lyonesse, with original Celtic names for the cast of Arthurian legend: Lyonesse: The Well Between The Worlds (2009) and Lyonesse: Dark Solstice (2010).
- "Lyonesse" is a song, by Cornish folk composer Richard Gendall, which appears as the title track of the 1982 album by Brenda Wootton.
- In Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, the narrator describes the Oxford of his youth as being "submerged now and obliterated, irrecoverable as Lyonnesse, so quickly have the waters come flooding in..."
- In the PC game Dark Age of Camelot, Lyonesse is a partially inundated zone at one end of the land of Albion, filled with ruins and dangerous monsters, many of them undead.
Lyonesse in Cornish literature
- Lyonesse is featured heavily in the 2009 novel Jowal Lethesow (The Lyonesse Stone) by Craig Weatherhill.
Other uses of Lyonesse
- Lyonesse: West Cornwall Steam Ship Company steam ferry
- Lyonesse: Great Western Railway Bulldog Class steam locomotive no. 3361
- Lyonnesse: Southern Railway (Great Britain) King Arthur Class steam locomotive no. 743
- Lyonnesse: British Railways Standard Class 5 steam locomotive no. 73113