King Arthur was based at Camelot

 Mordred was the villainous nephew of King Arthur who actually turns out to be his son
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A folk tale that I am familiar with is the story of King Arthur.


This theme remains constant throughout the entire series and is relevant to King Arthur, the people of Camelot and Merlin.

It is evident as there is endless conflict between the courageous, mighty, loyal, King and his Knights, against all evil which attempts to bring down the Kingdom of Camelot.

King Arthur married Guinevere who was the daughter of King Leodegraunce of Cameliard
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Her motives reveal her compassionate likeness in King Arthur.

It is his destiny to defend Arthur and protect him from harm.

Motif; Myths and legends:

The storyline of this series relies heavily on the historical Myths and legends of King Arthur in order to develop its plot.

It is an entire re-work of the Arthur myth; modernizing the old stories to a modern day adaptation.

Motif; Equality and the concept of the round table:

The symbol of the Round Table is seen as equality in the series.

King Arthur treats all his Knights equally and is loyal to them, just as they are to him.


There are movies and books galore to read about the different takes on the legend of Arthur.
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This character is played by Britt Robertson.


The prince and later the King of Camelot.

In the first season, Arthur is portrayed as a spoiled bully, throwing knives at terrified servants and occasionally picking fights with anyone who disagrees with him just for a laugh.

However, it makes one wonder if our culture really understands the Arthurian legend.
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She, in turn, returned it to him at the time of Arthur's crisis of confidence and enabled him to sheathe it into the stone from which the King was encouraged to draw it and proclaim himself worthy of the throne of Camelot, then occupied by his half-sister Morgana's forces.

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She becomes involved in a prophesised re-staging of the Arthurian Legend and is reincarnated as King Arthur which is later confirmed during the battle scene towards the end of the film.

— is one of King Arthur's legendary Knights of the Round Table

It is also the final resting place of both Sir Lancelot and Guinevere's brother Sir Elyan.

It is also home to the Sidhe, the immortal race of winged blue creatures who Merlin battles with for Arthur's soul in The Gates of Avalon.

The Lake is the only other gateway to the land of the dead other than the Pool of Nemhain and it is also the final home of Arthur's great sword Excalibur.
Once she became the Lady of the Lake, Freya kept Excalibur in her keeping after Merlin was told by the great dragon to remove its power from the court of King Uther as if it fell into the wrong hands, its magic could be a force for great evil.

Merlin took Excalibur to the Lake of Avalon and entrusted its keeping to Freya.

Chretien de Troyes - King Arthur, the legend of Camelot

Even though her true persona is revealed during the battle, her aims and many of her qualities were expressed earlier in the motion picture which corresponded to the qualities King Arthur possessed.

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I am going a long way
With these thou seest—if indeed I go
(For all my mind is clouded with a doubt)--
To the island-valley of Avilion;
Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow,
Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies
Deep-meadowed, happy, fair with orchard lawns
And bowery hollows crowned with summer sea,
Where I will heal me of my grievous wound."

The Passing of Arthur, Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson