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Title: Arthurian Legends


1
Arthurian Legends
  • by Juliette Evans

2
Arthurian Legends
  • Take place in Great Britain
  • Fictional Legends with many different versions
  • Sir Thomas Malory brought together first
    collection
  • 12th and 13th Century

3
Camelot
  • Castle

4
Holy Grail
  • In Christian mythology the cup used by Jesus
    during the last supper.
  • In Arthurian legends the hero must prove himself
    worthy to be in its presence

5
Siege Perilous
  • Specially reserved seat at the Round Table for
    the knight who was destined to quest for and
    return with the Holy Grail
  • Sir Galahad- only knight who sits in it.
  • Fatal to anyone else who sat in it.

6
Round Table
  • Mystical Table in Camelot
  • Symbol of Unity
  • Given to Arthur by King Lodegreaunce (Guinevere's
    Father)

7
Excalibur
  • King Arthur's mythical sword
  • Sword in the stone only drawn by real king.

8
Chivalry
  • Ideas associated with medieval knighthood
  • Examples
  • Honor
  • Courtly love
  • Bravery
  • Loyalty to King

9
Page, Squire, Knight
  • Age 7-Page
  • Servant in a household
  • Learns weaponry, courtesy, religion, etc.
  • Age 14- Squire
  • Personal aide to a knight
  • Age 18-21- Knight
  • If he can master the skills he is then knighted

10
King Arthur
  • Son of Uther Pendragon Igraine
  • Raised by Sir Ector
  • Drew the sword in the stone
  • Married to Guinevere

11
Sir Lancelot
  • Greatest of King Arthurs Knights
  • One of the most trusted
  • Has an affair with Guinevere

12
Sir Galahad
  • Son of Lancelot Elaine
  • Seat was siege perilous
  • Quest for the Holy Grail

13
Sir Kay
  • Arthur and Kay raised by Sir Ector
  • Kay was Arthurs foster brother
  • Tries to claim sword in the stone

14
Sir Gawain
  • King Arthurs nephew
  • Defender of the poor
  • Ladies man

15
Sir Mordred
  • Illegitimate son of Arthur
  • Traitor
  • Takes over Kingdom while Arthur is away

16
Merlin
  • Wizard in Arthurian legends
  • Kings Advisor
  • Mistress in Morgan Le Fay

17
3 Classes of Medieval Society
  • Nobility
  • Commoners
  • Clergy
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