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No Arthurian legend would be complete without Excalibur.  It is sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early. In Welsh, the sword is called Caledfwlch.

Avalon Camelot King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone. What if the king never came? What if the sword was never drawn?

The woman was covered in white robes, holding a black sword, her baby blue eyes staring into Ashley's soul, she gave her the sword, there was a flash of light and Ashley was in silver and white robes with glittering diamonds.

The Lady of the Lake from the Arthurian legends - Mysterious bearer of the sword Excalibur - Timeless White Queen arising from wintery mists.

Glastonbury Abbey. - The legend of King Arthur. Glastonbury Abbey is said to be the fabled island of Avalon,and King Arthur's last resting place. A 12th century story tells of the discovery of Arthur's and Queen Guinevere's grave in the Abbey grounds,but there is no archaeological proof.  Glastonbury Abbey,  Great Britain

- The legend of King Arthur. Glastonbury Abbey is said to be the fabled island of Avalon,and King Arthur's last resting place. A century story tells of the discovery of Arthur's and Queen Guinevere's grave in the Abbey grounds,

The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her Lake. She is, however, best known for her presentation to King Arthur of his magical sword Excalibur, through the intervention of the King's druidic advisor, Merlin (Myrddin) who was constantly worried that his monarch would fall in battle.

The Lady of the Lake ~ Lady of the Lake is the titular name of the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend.

women of arthurian legend  //  “Morgaine, Morgaine - kinswoman, I have never seen you weep.” “Are you like so many men, afraid of a woman’s tears? (…)” “No (…) it makes them seem so much more real, so much more vulnerable - women who never weep frighten me, because I know they are stronger than I, and I am always a little afraid of what they will do.”

aeryastark: “ women of arthurian legend ““Morgaine, Morgaine - kinswoman, I have never seen you weep.” “Are you like so many men, afraid of a woman’s tears?

Morgan le Fay-Morgaine-Morgana: powerful sorceress in Arthurian legend. Her early role is a fay or magician later becoming prominent as in the Lancelot-Grail story where she becomes antagonist to King Arthur & Queen Guinevere. Possibly unhappily married to King Urien of Gore, the daughter of Lady Igraine & her first husband Gorlois Duke of Cornwall thus Arthur (son of Igraine & Uther Pendragon) is her half-brother. With at least 2 sisters, Elaine [& Morgause; being mother of the traitor…

Illustrations by Liga Klavina

Enmeshed in Nan Elmoth. and before she (Aredhel) was aware she was enmeshed in Nan Elmoth. The Silmarillion chapter Of Maeglin J. Tolkien ~liga-marta on deviantART

Merlin and Arthur by Willian O’Connor~~~"Every Dream...Has A New Beginning...Well, Yes It Does..."~~~

One of the most fascinating figures in the Welsh mythology and the Arthurian legend is Merlin, the great wizard, prophet and adviser to several kings. 'Merlin and Arthur' by Willian O’Connor. You don't see many paintings of this part of the story.

"The Lady of Shalott" by Aly Fell      Bliss via Bliss onto :: enchanted forest ::

DaddiLifeForce - the magic of story time

Lady of Shallot by AlyFell. Though I don't know why the Lady of Shallot is pictured with a sword . is that in the poem?

home of arthurian legend.  Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin, Camelot, the Knights of the Round Table & Excalibur.  Painted by Edmund Leighton - "the Accolade"

Edmund Leighton - "the Accolade"

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