The daughters of Leir
Geoffrey tells us that King Leir had three daughters, Goneril, Regan and the youngest was Cordelia who was his favorite. As he approached old age he decided he would marry off his daughters and divide his kingdom up between them. Calling his advisors to him he asked for their advice and they told him to give his kingdom to those who loved him the most. Leir called his daughters to him and asked how much they loved him. Goneril and Regan fawned before him and flattered him greatly exaggerating their love for him.