The Notorius King Arthur

Voices from our past can no longer speak on their own. So through us their stories must be told.

One of the greatest mysteries of all time that may never be solved is The Wizard Merlin, The Sword Excalibur, and The Knights of The Round Table.

These stories have all been told and retold for many years.These stories tell of a leader who fought several battles about the Saxons. The accuracy is debatable.

Tintagel is a coastal site supposedly King Arthur’s home, but that has never been confirmed nor denied. There are many locations that have been linked with King Arthur’s Camelot and the infamous Round Table dating from around AD 594.

Arthur appears in the writings of a Welsh historian named Nennius, who listed twelve battles the warrior King fought, supposedly.

These battles happened in so many different places that it has to be impossible for Arthur to have been in all of them.

The first life story of Arthur was written by Geoffrey of Monmouth. He describes his magical sword Cali urn, his trusted Knight Lancelot, Queen Guinevere and of coarse the infamous Wizard Merlin. These are a blend of myths and facts.

Arthur may not have been real, but his mythic power only grows stronger with the countless tales.

Numerous variations of the Arthurian Legend is similar in most of them. He was an illegitimate son of the ki g of Britain who succeeded his throne by showing his worth in unusual strength and fighting many powerful enemies to secure his kingdoms place in the world.

Stories of King Arthur were popular in Wales before 11th century. Facts circling Arthur’s name came from scholars who believe his name comes from the Roman family named Artorius. Some say the root name for Arthur comes from the celtic meaning The Bear King, or from the star Arcturus, located near the constellation Ursa Major. It could also come from the old Irish name Artu’r, that derives from an old Welsh or Cumbric name.

Facts revealed the presence of Queen Guinevere, Arthur’s great love. Numerous variations of her part in the Arthurian Legend portray her as an adulteress who had an affair with Arthur’s first knight Lancelot and then later becomes wife to Arthur’s traitorous nephew, Sir Mordred. She was always portrayed as exceptionally beautiful, but a tragic romantic (anti) heroine.

Other facts about King Arthur show us that his last great battle where he died or was fatally wounded was the Battle of Camlann. During this great battle Mordred and Arthur wound each other but Three Fairy Queens took Arthur’s body and sailed to the mysterious Island of Avalon where, some say, he still lies sleeping g in a hollow hill waiting to be awakened to defend Brittain.

TO BE CONTINUED…

Author: Pameladlockwood

I am an aspiring author. I love to work in my woodshed. I learned how to run a lathe which is my tool of choice for making lamps and bottles. I also love to dram and paint. Creating is my passion. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 3. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare nerve condition called CRPS. It has been a hard road for me but through this site and creating I hope to find some solace. I am a firefight 2. I have been an applied therapy assistant for autistic children. I have a degree in two years of accounting and have received my certificate in Medical Transcription. I love to learn and grow as a person.

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