King Arthur, Merlin & Wales.

On all things Arthurian 😉

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The legend of King Arthur is rooted deep in Welsh history.

North Wales famed for it’s beautiful and rugged terrain is a land steeped in legend and mystery.

Few are bigger or have more universal appeal than that of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Links to Arthurian mythology are deeply rooted in Welsh history, dating back to the dark ages. Much of the stories come from generations of local folklore, and many of the places mentioned in the tales are located right here in Wales.

Professor Raluca Radulescu, lead of Bangor University’s MA in Arthurian Literature is referencing the Welsh links to the King Arthur stories: “The historical roots of Arthur are in Wales, and more specifically North Wales, and with the story of Myrddin (Merlin of later day) and King Vortigern at Dinas Emrys (Beddgelert).

“With the two dragons fighting, and Llyn Ogwen’s associations with…

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3 thoughts on “King Arthur, Merlin & Wales.

      • It would be my guess that he’s be the son of a Roman officer and a Celtic woman as they’d be unlikely to leave an officer behind unless he’d retired here as some tried. The son could be skillful and yet because he’s Celtic have a following from the tribes. Using Roman tactics could have helped Arthur win a few early battles. It doesn’t come with an explanation of the round table stories though, sorry.
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