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Is it normal to wonder what everyone's favorite tale of King Arthur is? My favorite tale is the Marriage of Gawain.
the part where they defeated the killer rabbit
Rabbits can be vicious.
Vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
Supposedly the lake was within walking distance of the house I grew up in and that’s why the amusement park was called Camelot
Sounds good to me. Where exactly was that?
Is that near Wales?
Sort of. It’s in the north west of England, north wales is about a 40 min drive from there
Cool, I've always wanted to go to Wales.
Idk. Ivr read and watched so many redos ibdint recall the original story. I really like merlins take on it though
I prefer Monty Python's take on it, myself.
The Mists of Avalon by American writer Marion Zimmer Bradley.
I remember reading a kids' version of Mallory's Morte d'Arthur when I was in primary school, but it never really did much for me.
When I was in my mid-teens, Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave was published, and I found that completely engrossing. The way she blended plausible psychological motivation on the part of the characters, a convincing depiction of dangerous, grubby, decaying post-Roman Britain and fantasy elements was intriguing. Most importantly, as a geeky kid who never really fit in with his contemporaries, I very much identified with Myrddin/Merlin.
It was only a couple of years after we moved to south Wales that I learned that Carmarthen - a city about 40 miles from where we live - has claimed an association with Merlin for close to a thousand years. There's a hill just outside the town which legend says contains a cave he's sleeping in, and it has been suggested that the name Myrddin is derived from Caerfyrddin, the Welsh name of the town. A Roman fort was built at what is now Carmarthen in 75 AD, so the existence of a town there in the Dark Ages is certain, but of course everything else is due to a mishmash of ancient local oral tales being altered and blended to fit in with the Mediaeval Arthurian tales.
The sword in the stone guy?
That was King Arthur when he was very young, yes.
strange women lyin in ponds distributin swords is no basis for a system of government
I dunno, but the Lady of the Lake is hella cool.
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