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Arthurian Legend

Land of heroes, to which Arthur was taken when mortally wounded Click to show or hide the answer
Excalibur was thrown into the lake by Click to show or hide the answer
Battle at which Arthur was fatally wounded by his son and/or nephew Mordred Click to show or hide the answer
Mother of Sir Lancelot Click to show or hide the answer
Maiden who died for her unrequited love of Lancelot; daughter of Bernard of Astolat Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur's magical sword Click to show or hide the answer
The last in a long line of custodians of the holy grail, in the story of Perceval (a.k.a. the Wounded King or the Maimed King) Click to show or hide the answer
Purest and most honorable of all the knights of the round table – illegitimate son of Lancelot; found the Holy Grail, as predicted after he sat in the Siege Perilous and survived Click to show or hide the answer
Formidable but brash knight, nephew of King Arthur; beheaded the Green Knight Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur's final resting place Click to show or hide the answer
Wife of King Arthur Click to show or hide the answer
First mentioned around 1190, in an unfinished romance by the French poet Chrétien de Troyes; identified soon afterwards by Robert de Boron (another French poet) with the chalice used in the Last Supper, which Joseph of Arimathea used to catch Jesus's blood at the Crucifixion Click to show or hide the answer
Mother of King Arthur Click to show or hide the answer
Brought the Holy Grail to England and founded Glastonbury Abbey ("traditionally the oldest above–ground Christian church in the World"); planted the Glastonbury Thorn Click to show or hide the answer
Carried a sword called Arondight, given to him as a child by the Lady of the Lake (according to Sonic the Hedgehog); father of Galahad; his adultery with Queen Guinevere led ultimately to the fall of Arthur's kingdom Click to show or hide the answer
Kingdom of Arthurian legend, identified in later tradition as a lost island between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly; the kingdom of Tristan (in some versions) Click to show or hide the answer
Legendary magician at Arthur's court, who brought Arthur up Click to show or hide the answer
Son and/or nephew of King Arthur (his illegitimate son by his half–sister Morgause), who fought Arthur at the Battle of Camlann where he was fatally wounded Click to show or hide the answer
Wicked fairy, half–sister of King Arthur Click to show or hide the answer
Half–sister of King Arthur and mother of his illegitimate son Mordred Click to show or hide the answer
Guinevere's dowry to Arthur Click to show or hide the answer
Seat at the Round Table, reserved by Merlin for the knight who was destined to return with the Holy Grail; fatal to anyone else who sat in it. In Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Sir Galahad takes it; in other versions it's Perceval Click to show or hide the answer
Cornish village that claims to be Arthur's birthplace Click to show or hide the answer
Father of King Arthur Click to show or hide the answer
The Lady of the Lake – mistress of Merlin Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017–19