Arthur Meets Guinevere

May 27, 2021 at 10:32 pm (Folklore, Mythology, Short Story) (, , , , , , , , )

Arthur king of the Britons had recently defeated the Anglo-Saxons in battle.

Under his peace terms, the Anglo-Saxons could continue to live in Britain but as peaceful citizens no longer prone to pillaging and plundering (or what today’s mainstream media would label “peaceful protests”).

During this time Arthur’s advisor Merlin found himself imprisoned in an oak tree as a result of a spell cast by the enchantress Vivian Nimue the Lady of The Lake.

When Merlin discovered that he had been imprisoned in the oak tree by Vivian, his notable words were, “I hate it when this happens.”

Without an advisor, Arthur wondered who he should turn to for advice.

He wondered if, now having defeated the Anglo-Saxons and now reigning over a peaceful kingdom, he should now marry.

Arthur decided to go to his older foster brother Sir Kay for advice.

Sir Kay was sitting there imbibing several glasses of mead when Arthur found him.

“Kay,” said Arthur, “I think I should marry. What do you think?”.

“I think that’s an excellent idea, Arthur,” Kay hiccoughed before passing out.

When Arthur went to bed that night, he was told by a voice that he should walk to the top of the hill overlooking Camelot the next morning and there he would meet his bride.

The next morning Arthur walked in the direction of the hill.

It just so happened that Guinevere the daughter of King Leodegrance of Cornouaille in Breton happened to be visiting Arthur’s kingdom and by chance happened to be walking on the hill that morning.

And thus it was that Arthur encountered Guinevere on that hill.

It was a magic moment as golden rays pierced through the clouds and a dove rose in the sky to bless their meeting.

A meeting that marked the beginning of the magic of Camelot and all that city stood for.

Of course someday all that magic would unravel with the arrival of a French knight called Lancelot at King Arthur’s court but that is another story.

-A short story written by Christopher
Thursday May 27th 2021.

6 Comments

  1. David Redpath said,

    Never trust a French knight who’s
    renowned for using his lance a lot 😎

  2. Dawn Renee said,

    Arthur and Orson Welles (the ghost of), who would go to visit him, could have an interesting conversation discussing a callaboration in the next life, a sequal called, “War of the Words” before entirely leaving Avalon. After all, there’s a good chance that when that happens, there will be a generation calling peaceful protesters “rioters”. Sir Kay will still be passed out.

  3. Arthur Meets Guinevere — Dracul Van Helsing | Vermont Folk Troth said,

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