Myth of the Month 12: The Arthur Cycle – pt. 1: Creating “King Arthur” (Episode #91)

Why does the earliest known picture of King Arthur show him riding on a goat and charging towards a deadly cat-monster? How has the tale of King Arthur and his knights evolved since it first emerged from Celtic folklore? We consider the shaping of the Arthur story from the songs of mysterious Welsh and Breton bards to the high medieval romances of French courtier-poets. Find the new Lyceum platform and app — http://www.lyceum.fm/ Suggested Further reading: Nicholas J. Higham, “King Arthur: The Making of the Legend”

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