Questions tagged [arthurian-legend]

For questions about the set of legends about King Arthur. Various sources for this legend include the Mabinogion, Le Morte d'Arthur, the Brut, Historia Regum Britanniae, and others.

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What is the relevance of Tennyson's 'Coming of Arthur' and 'Passing of Arthur' to Modern Life? [duplicate]

Alfred Tennyson's 'The Coming of Arthur' and 'The Passing of Arthur' are two of the most important idylls in Tennyson's Idylls of the King but how are the past and present represented in these two ...
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What is the relevance of Tennyson's 'Coming of Arthur' and 'Passing of Arthur' to Modern Life

Alfred Tennyson's 'The Coming of Arthur' and 'The Passing of Arthur' are two of the most important idylls in Tennyson's Idylls of the King but how are the past and present represented in these two ...
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Is there a list of points unique to Layamon's telling of the King Arthur story?

Is there a list of points unique to Layamon's retelling of the Arthurian legends? For example, as far as I can tell, the story of Arthur being raised in Avalon (as opposed to with Sir Ector) is unique ...
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Is there a useful “entry-level” annotated edition of Le Morte d'Arthur

I've always been a huge fan of Arthurian legend, and have read many books and comics etc inspired by it. But I've always wanted to read a telling of the stories that was much closer to the source so ...
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Do we know Merlin enchanted the sword/stone thing?

In Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur it's very heavily implied that Merlin enchanted the stone and the sword in it so it only could be pulled out by the true king of Britain/Arthur: the day came when the ...
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From what did Roger Lancelyn Green get this?

Roger Lancelyn Green is famous for his compilations of classic myths and tales for kids (I myself have a copy of his Egyptian myths and Norse myths along with his King Arthur and his Knights of the ...
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What is the “Eastern wolf” in this poem?

I'm reading through J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur and in I.29 - I.33 it says [...] But what foe dareth war here to wake or the walls assail of this island-realm while Arthur liveth, ...