THE ANCIENT MYTH OF EXCALIBUR
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
There are three separate tales about the legend of
Excalibur and King Arthur. In the first tale that is told throughout the world
is the one where the sword is placed in a stone and no one besides Arthur had
the strength to remove the sword from it dwelling.
In the second tale, the Lady of the Lake gives
Arthur the sword while he is fighting King Pellinore because he breaks his
sword. The Lady of the Lake’s hand appears coming out of the depths of the lake
along with the words "Excalibur, that is as to say as Cut-steel," and Arthur
graciously accepts the sword.
Now the third tales explains that the sword that
Arthur that he had drawn from the stone had broken into. Merlin knew that King
Arthur was soon to fight King Pellinore and he took him to the lake where they
met with the Lady of the Lake. In the middle of the lake a hand came from the
water holding a beautiful sword, Merlin and King Arthur rowed out to the hand
where King Arthur received Excalibur. The Lady of the Lake told King Arthur the
sword was hers and she wanted him to return it to her at the end of his life.
As soon as King Arthur had the sword in his hands,
the hand disappeared back into the depths of lake.
All three legends, however, end the same way with
King Arthur approaching death he asks that Sir Bedivere return the sword to the
lake. Bedivere believes the sword is too precious to throw into a lake so he
only pretends to discard the sword into the lake. When he returns to King Arthur
he asks him what he saw when he tossed the sword into the lake. He replied that
the sword just vanished under the water. He did this on two occasion and King
Arthur reprimands him both times and ordered him to the lake with Excalibur the
third time. This time, Bedivere listened to the wishes of King Arthur and tossed
Excalibur into the lake. A hand came from the depths of the lake and grabs the
sword and pulled it under. King Arthur then passed away.
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