Saturday, February 04, 2006
KING ARTHUR & THE Goddess
When it comes to King Arthur, almost all we know comes from old Christian writers -- who hid the real Arthur under layers of Christian flim-flam.
Could Arthur actually have been an ancient god? According to Barbara Walker, yes. Originally, says Walker, Arthur was an old Pagan god, and both his mother and Guinivere were aspects of the Triple Goddess. “When Arthur died, the same Triple Goddess that gave him birth took him back into the sea. ‘Three fairy queens’ carried him away to the western isles of paradise…”.
Go HERE for a look at a book that uses ancient Celtic texts to show how the Goddess is omni-pres-ent in the Arthurian legends: Goddess of the Land: The Divine Feminine in the Mabinogion, by Caitlin Matthews
The pics are from Howard Pyle's The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, 1913.