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Arthurian legend


An observer of the present day, who knew the Arthurian legend only from Tennyson and people of that sort, would have been startled to see that the famous lovers were past their prime.
T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  the mythical stories of King Arthur and his court at Camelot who fought for the betterment of the people of Britain both in war and peace
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Strongly Associated with:   King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table
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The central themes of the Arthurian cycle vary depending on which texts are examined. However, they include the establishment of Arthur as king through the sword in the stone episode, the advice of the wizard Merlin, the establishment of the fellowship of knights known as the Round Table and the associated code of chivalry, the defense of Britain against the Saxons, numerous magical adventures associated with particular knights, notably Kay, Gawain, Lancelot, Percival and Galahad, the enmity of Arthur’s half-sister Morgan le Fay, the quest for the Holy Grail, the adultery of Lancelot and Arthur’s Queen Guinevere, the final battle with Mordred, and the legend of Arthur’s future return.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur  (retrieved 6/08)
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  • An observer of the present day, who knew the Arthurian legend only from Tennyson and people of that sort, would have been startled to see that the famous lovers were past their prime.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Having shed the human imperfection of gender along with the earthly pull of sexual temptation, Mal’akh had become like Ouranos, Attis, Sporus, and the great castrati magicians of Arthurian legend.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Arthurian legend , King Arthur [5] , Knights of the Round Table [7] , Beowulf [7] , Fountain of Youth [7] , Knights of the Round Table [7]
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