A traditional historical tale or collection of related tales popularly regarded as true, but usually contain a mixture of fact and fiction


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a traditional historical tale or collection of related tales popularly regarded as true, but usually contain a mixture of fact and fiction

  • a traditional historical tale or collection of related tales popularly regarded as true, but usually contain a mixture of fact and fiction

  • not to be confused with a myth (A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings as a way of explaining the natural world)





Arthur is the son of King Uther Pendragon, but is orphaned at a young age, unaware of his royal heritage

  • Arthur is the son of King Uther Pendragon, but is orphaned at a young age, unaware of his royal heritage

  • Upon King Uther’s death, Merlin places the magical sword Excalibur in a stone containing a spell that only the rightful king could remove it from the stone

  • In need of a sword for his adoptive brother, Arthur pulls Excalibur from the stone, proving himself the rightful king of England





After the battles with the Saxons, England finally experiences peace.

  • After the battles with the Saxons, England finally experiences peace.

  • During this time, Arthur decides to marry the lovely Guinevere. She does not see him before they are married. Arthur sends his most trusted knight Lancelot to fetch her. He marries her and they are happy for some time.

  • Guinevere, upon seeing Lancelot, falls in love with him.









Metaphorically, the country already had fallen with the betrayal of Arthur’s only love and his best friend

  • Metaphorically, the country already had fallen with the betrayal of Arthur’s only love and his best friend

  • There are many versions of the story. All of which end with Arthur’s death in battle and Excalibur returned to the Lady of the Lake.

  • Arthur’s body is then taken to Avalon to rest until he is needed once more.




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