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.

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King Arthur At The Movies

May 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm (Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Literature, Movies, Mythology, Personal essays, The Supernatural) (, , , , , , , )

The movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theatres today on what is the 80th Anniversary of the coronation of King George VI as King of Britain (which happened on May 12th 1937).

I’m sure there is no correlation between the two events- the release of a movie that I gather is a real turkey judging from reviews I’m reading at the Rotten Tomatoes film web site and the coronation of a man who was a great and heroic king (in contrast to his brother the Nazi sympathizer King Edward VIII who abdicated the throne for what he thought was a great piece of tail Mrs. Wallis Simpson).

To mark the occasion, I’m posting here two photo montage music videos I made about King Arthur at the OneTrueMedia video making site (an online video making site that sadly no longer exists) and then posted to YouTube.

The 1st King Arthur photo montage I made back on January 24th 2009:

The 2nd King Arthur photo montage music video I made (which was called Merlin, Morgana and Arthur using images from the famous TV series called Merlin) I made back on July 21st 2009:

Here are links to a few chapters I’ve written in my series of vampire novels that pertain to the Arthurian legend:

King Arthur and The Vampire Horus:

https://draculvanhelsing.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/king-arthur-and-the-vampire-horus/

Sunset Over Camelot:

https://draculvanhelsing.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/sunset-over-camelot/

Morgana Before Dawn:

http://thevampiresamurai.blogspot.ca/2010/04/morgana-before-dawn-planned-catnapping.html

Arthur’s Sword and The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

http://thevampiresamurai.blogspot.ca/2010/04/arthurs-sword-and-best-laid-plans-of.html

-A personal essay
written by Christopher
Friday May 12th 2017.

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King Arthur

May 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm (Video) (, , , , , , , , )

A photo montage video I made a couple of years ago about King Arthur.

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Sunset Over Camelot

April 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm (Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , )

“What news, Lancelot?” KIng Arthur asked his most fearless knight.

“Many brave knights were lost, my liege,” Lancelot noted, “Mordred now controls most of the countryside.”

“But Mordred would have gone nowhere without Morgana’s help,” Arthur looked at the sunset which seemed to be setting both literally and metaphorically on Camelot.

“How did Morgana achieve such power?” Lancelot queried.

“Morgana always had great magical powers,” said Arthur, “her magical powers were so great that she was able to resurrect the Egyptian vampire Horus whose dust and ashly remains were brought to her from Egypt. It was Horus’ advice given to Mordred that led to his great military victories. Mordred would have been able to achieve nothing on his own.”

“In Merlin’s library, there was a story that the Vampire Horus had been staked and killed,” Lancelot recalled.

“Indeed,” Arthur nodded, “he was killed with a wooden spear through the heart wielded by the great Roman general Pompey the Great in 48 BC. It was that particular action of Pompey’s that led Horus’ mother the Vampiress Isis to throw her support behind Julius Caesar in the Roman civil war.”

“And now the Resurrected Horus’ support of Mordred will lead to the demise of Camelot by the looks of it,” Lancelot looked sadly at the golden spires of the magical city in the distance.

“Sadly on this Earth, it is often the case that all good things come to an end,” Arthur walked wearily back to his tent.

To be continued.

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