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Arthurian Legends Poll [Dec. 19th, 2007|11:48 am]

Poll #1108607 Arthurian Legends

Which of the following did the most damage to the story of Arthur

Thomas Mallory
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Disney's "The Sword in the Stone"

What would you suggest for a celebration of the birth (and life) of Arthur, other than reading/telling the stoires?


[User Picture]From: cardeia
2007-12-19 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ooh! The version of Green Knight I have was edited by Tolkien! I am struggling through it, haven't picked it up in awhile. The olde English I am still learning how to read, and I lost my link to an Olde English dictionary online.

Mists of Avalon was an amazing book, and I do re-read that one from time to time. She really focused on the mystical aspects, and I love th way she writes/wrote. Bernard Cornwell's books is actually a retelling of the legend of Arthur from the perspective of one of his knights, named Derfel. It is amazing, and really depicts the struggle between Christianity and Pagans well, without getting preachy.

he also does one on Stonehenge that is unbelievable.

Yes. on the 21st! Gosh that is Friday! *headdesk*

I have a "Arthur book of Days" that I usually pull out and flip through on that day. One year I did a filmfest, where I watched everything campy, good, or silly for Arthur movies. Excalibur, that one with Sean Connery and Richard Gere, of course Monty Python, another one I can't remember the name of... all in good fun. Someday maybe I'll visit Tintagel and dream. :)

One thing I love about this legend is that it still endures today, and is as strong as it was when Mallory set it to paper, and added the romance!
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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2007-12-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
Any suggestions for food? Nothing makes a good family tradtion like specific foods.
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[User Picture]From: cardeia
2007-12-20 02:02 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... I would suggest maybe a roasted chicken, with potatoes, carrots, some nice home made bread, and of course wine (or juice) in very pretty chalice-like cups. Or you could go with a roast beef. Easy to cook, pop it in slow cooker or oven and let it do its thing! Its simple, and would be somewhat traditional-type food, no? Rabbit too, but not as easy to come by and lots of preparation. Cabbage was a traditional food back then, a cabbage salad with raisins or something might be fun to add in.

Beer was also traditional, or mead perhaps.

A dessert with apples?

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[User Picture]From: vesta_venus
2007-12-20 06:24 pm (UTC)
I thought of doing something with apples. Isle of apples and all of that. Oooh - mead would be good. I'm not sure if the LCBO would carry it.
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[User Picture]From: cardeia
2007-12-20 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oooh, happened across this website.... some fun things!


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