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Knight Time Is the Right Time

The King Arthur Collection – I’ve been reading this one on and off for about a year and a half. It’s long, but worth reading. There are six separate works included, as well as some background information about the historicity … Continue reading

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Strange Women Lying in Ponds Distributing Swords

While the Lady of the Lake is an important figure in the Arthurian mythos, there doesn’t appear to be much agreement about various aspects of the character, including her name and how many of her there actually were. At various … Continue reading

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The Questing Game

Today we turn to Arthurian lore to look at a strange creature known as the Questing Beast, or Beste Glatisant (“barking beast”) in French. This animal is usually described as having the head of a snake, the body of a … Continue reading

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Culture Clash at Camelot

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain – While Huckleberry Finn is undoubtedly a literary classic, I’m not sure why I had to read it twice in school when I probably would have enjoyed this one more. … Continue reading

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Blow Me to Bermuda!

I’m sure I’m not the only one whose introduction to the Arthurian mythos was through Disney’s The Sword in the Stone. This film was based on the book by T.H. White, which described King Arthur’s youth and made the often … Continue reading

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It’s a Round, Round Table

We all know about the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur’s fierce warriors, initiators of chivalry, hunters of the Holy Grail, and able to take out Sephiroth with no trouble at all. But did the Knights really exist? I … Continue reading

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