Excalibur

In continuance of the great Arthurian Legend, a poet named Robert the Baron, in the 12th century, added to this Legend. He presented that Arthur’s father gave him up and Arthur had to be raised by a noblemans son away from the kingdom.

Arthur, unaware of his real father, was not given the throne when the king passed, so England called upon Merlin to help.

This is where the Sword in the Stone Legend comes about.

Merlin knew who Arthur was and wanted to give him a chance to grow up before taking the throne.

Merlin erects a large stone, stuck inside this stone was a sword. An inscription on the sword stated, “Whoso pulled out the sword from this stone, is right wise King born of all England.”

No one succeeded and the sword was forgotten causing England to fall in to greater ruin.

Merlin kept Arthur close, teaching him. On his 15th birthday Arthur pulled the sword from the stone and became King.

Not many fans of the Arthurian Legend know that this sword was not named Excalibur in early tales but instead, it was called Caladfwlch, a Welsh name meaning “lightening”.

In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s tales the sword was called Caliburn and from that name came Excalibur.

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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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