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2 Arthurian Legends

3 Take place in Great Britain Fictional Legends with many different versions Legends begin to form around 5 th -6 th century (400 AD-500 AD)

4 Camelot The legendary castle where King Arthur lived and ruled.

5 Quest The ordinary world The ordinary world is shown in order to provide a contrast with the ‘new’ world the hero is about to enter. The call to adventure The hero is presented with a problem, challenge or adventure. As soon as they know about this call they can no longer be comfortable in the ordinary world. The hero’s goal is made clear: to win the treasure; get revenge; right a wrong; confront a challenge or achieve a dream. Refusal of the call The hero becomes reluctant to take on the challenge and may start to think of turning back. Advice from a mentor or some other circumstance is needed to enable the hero to overcome this fear.

6 Quests Mentor The mentor helps the hero prepare for the adventure. He or she gives guidance and sometimes magical equipment. They can only travel part of the journey with the hero and at this point can give stern advice to the hero to get the adventure going Tests, allies and enemies The hero begins to face the challenges of the new world. He or she meets new friends and enemies. Often the settings can be dark and dangerous and the hero’s determination to complete the adventure is tested.

7 Holy Grail In Christian mythology the cup used by Jesus during the Last Supper. In Arthurian legends the knights search for the Holy Grail. It is the most worthy of quests. A knight must prove himself worthy to be in its presence.

8 Round Table Mystical Table in Camelot Symbol of Unity No head of the table, all are equal at the table Given to Arthur by Guinevere's father

9 Excalibur King Arthur's mythical sword Sword in the stone only drawn by real king. e.com/watch?v=eb 6seu90dX8&safe=a ctive

10 Chivalry Ideas associated with medieval knighthood Examples –Honor –Courtly love –Bravery –Loyalty to King

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

12 King Arthur Son of Uther Pendragon + Igraine Raised by Sir Ector Drew the sword in the stone Married to Guinevere Advised by Merlin, the wizard

13 Guinevere King Arthur’s beautiful wife. The loveliest woman in all of the kingdom Has an affair with Sir Lancelot, King Arthur’s most trusted and greatest knight.

14 Sir Lancelot Greatest of King Arthur’s Knights One of the most trusted Has an affair with Guinevere

15 Sir Galahad Son of Lancelot + Elaine Seat was siege perilous Quest for the Holy Grail

16 Sir Kay Arthur and Kay raised by Sir Ector Kay was Arthur’s foster brother Tries to claim sword in the stone

17 Sir Gawain King Arthur’s nephew Defender of the poor Ladies man

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

19 Merlin Wizard in Arthurian legends King’s Advisor

20 3 Classes of Medieval Society NobilityCommonersClergy


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