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Friday, January 18, 2013

Avalon.................

The Isle of Avalon, Camelot, Lyonesse. All lost Kingdoms? Well maybe not lost, but now hidden.
Lyonesse was once a land between the Scilly isles and Cornwall. It is where Guenevere came from. Sailors have reported seeing things under the sea and even dredging Artifacts up in thier nets. Some say they hear church bells ringing under the sea, some say they can be heard from the coast of Cornwall. Unless someone actually does a survey of the area like they did around the Dogger Bank, we will never know.
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Some say that Glastonbury Tor is the Isle of Avalon. That many years ago the land around it was a flood plane under several feet of water.
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I was here at Glastonbury Tor in August 2012. I was not able to climb up there due to time restrictions, some day I have to go though. Its on my bucket list. I better not wait too long or it may well be the last thing on my list. Phew!!! The Tor is in the midst of "summerland Meadows" now if that is not Arthurian I don't know what is.
the Tor once rose like an island from the waters, but now, with the surrounding flats, is a peninsula washed on three sides by the River Brue. The remains of Glastonbury Lake Village nearby were identified in 1892.

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Dozemary pool is one site that is claimed to be the home of the Lady of the Lake. According to the legend, it is here that King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur. The pool is also the place where Bedivere returned Excalibur as Arthur lay dying after the Battle of Camlann.

There is also Tintagel............with Merlins Cave close by (in another post) ...Legends abound. When you go to these places, walk them and look in silence, its not hard to imagin and for me, well I believe there is truth in legend. Some tales have been handed down almost intact and have been cherished and written about since just after the events. Who can say they are not true?

3 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

Ah this is a post for my son, Janice! I use to read him tales of Merlin, King Arthur's Round Table, Ulysses and so on already when he was a toddler. Lost worlds, a chance to imagine what cannot be seen or just the mere grasp of it...I am well acquainted with Glastonbury and climbed to the Thor...There is such a magnetic feeling in the air, one can only dream...
(There is a great hostel nearby which used to belong to the Clark's (shoes factory), built for their employees' holidays)

Lady of the Woods said...

I agree, lots of truth hidden in what is called "legend" or "myth"...but I remember some years ago, while staying a friends for the weekend, I saw something on TV that talked about Camelot and something was found to prove its existence. I will not forget my response, because I believed, and so I got really excited because it was valided in so many ways. I've watched "Mists of Avalon" so often I know the entire script by heart! LOL. hugs, lady of the woods.....its where I get my name from....

Cindy Adkins said...

I love reading your posts about English history and legends and the places that go along with it. Fascinating!