King Arthur Myth

There has been a lot of material written about King Arthur and his court. He has
been a popular figure in literature for over 800 years. People believe he was
only a myth and some people believe he was an actual person. Not a lot of
information on King Arthur is fact; most is fictional from many types of
writers. The earliest reference of Arthur is the poem " Gododdin"
(A.D. 600) also "Historia Bitton" by Nennius (A.D.800). In Sir Thomas

Mallory\'s Novel Le Morte D\'Arthur, people receive a good idea on how he worked
and how the life back then was. Many stories have been written and tales have
been told of King Arthur but stories can\'t be proven to be true. There are many
different versions and many different styles and languages written about King

Arthur. Welsh, Italian, Celtic, and Arabian, are just a few types of origins
from where Arthur has traveled. It is believed that Arthur was a fifth-century

British king also named Rithoamus (meaning high king)1. The historic Arthur
lived in the mists of the dark ages. From the encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends,

Arthur was not a medieval king. It is believed that he was a fifth century
chieftain who protected his people . Arthur changes from a God-like Celtic king,
to a monarch, to an ordinary man. There are many different opinions as of whom

King Arthur was. King Arthur appeared as a national hero in Geoffrey of

Monmouth\'s book called Historia Regum Britanniea (meaning, History of The Kings
of Britain). Many of the legends told about Arthur and the round table take
place in the castle of Camelot. This is to be believed to have been Cadbury

Castle. This is near Somerset. There is no evidence that a little castle,

Camelot, existed. There is evidence; however, that there was a castle in the
large hill, inside the outer walls, believed to be Camelot. Arthur was a
wonderful leader and a terrific fighter. When fighting, Arthur based his
strategies on his hill forts, and mounted commando\'s. It is said that Arthur
fought wars that gave him power over Britain, Ireland, and France. After he
gained control, he made his claim of the Roman Empire. Many of the wars he
fought were against the Saxons. Arthur was a great Calvaryman. Sir Thomas

Mallory\'s Book, Le Morte D\' Arthur-, one of the worlds famous books about

Arthur, his court, and his life, is very important to young readers in all
different countries. This is a very important book, and contains immense details
on how life was back in those years. In The Book, Le Morte D\' Arthur, written By

Sir Thomas Mallory, tells the story of King Arthur. In this tale of King Arthur,

King Uther Pendragon is his father 2. King Arthur\'s father Uther Pendragon died
while in his bed 3. Uther Pendragon died when Arthur was two years old. King

Arthur received his title, king, by pulling Excalibur out of the stone. People
in the country looked upon him as his king because he had the power to pull the
sword out. In Mallory\'s book, Arthur is the great king of Britain. Arthur
conquers Rome and was the founder of the Knights of the Round Table. Many people
saw Arthur as a pure and flawless man, however, he commits incest and adultery
with his Queen Margause and conceives with her bastard Sir Modred, whom Arthur
tries to drown. King Arthur finally marries Gwynevere, who he later sentences to
death 4. He sentences her to burn because of adultery. Mallory\'s Novel was one
of the greatest works published and a wonderful piece to read if one is
interested in learning more about Arthur and his court. Another important writer
was a Welsh writer, Geoffrey of Monmouth, who also wrote in detail about King

Arthur and his life. His piece of writing was called Historia Regum Britanniea,
(which means, History of the Kings of Britain). The two pieces of writing differ
in ways. Geoffrey was a Welsh cleric. It\'s been suggested that Geoffrey took
"Arthur" as his last name because it was his father\'s name. It may not
be going too far to believe that Geoffrey\'s fascination with the ancient Celtic
hero Arthur may have begun when he was a child, hearing the tales his father may
have told him about his name 2. "My name is Arthur," his father may
have said, "and I want to tell you about another man named Arthur who lived
long, long ago." So it was that Geoffrey of Monmouth who wrote his book,
", History of