Talk:King Arthur

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Can be merged with a theoretical Glastonbury article if preferred.

Given the number of appearances he makes should be given at least a passing mention (beyond that in prophecy. Jackiespeel (talk) 23:38, 15 January 2010 (UTC)


Articul can haz sum, pleeze? TheoryOfPractice (talk) 01:05, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Include more of my previous text - even if it was 'copied off the back of the nearest postcard/stamp' (g). Links to Glastonbury, New Agery, prophecy, Roman withdrawal, mythic, ley lines (possibly) etc etc (also films, TV series, books, etc) - needs someone with more knowledge of the field than I have. Jackiespeel (talk) 22:13, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Roman withdrawal is a mortal sin. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 22:27, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Tell that to various historical Popes of Rome (g) - and withdrawal of the Roman presence from Britain (and the proverbial someone can do the Hengist and Horsa joke).

Seriously though, an article on the Arthur and Glastonbury 'industry' would be appropriate on RW. Jackiespeel (talk) 22:16, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

What is this "(g)" thing you keep saying? ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 00:29, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
An expression of humorous intent - aka :) Jackiespeel (talk) 19:04, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Revival for the mainspace?[edit]

I think I could, possibly, revamp this thing into something worthy of the mainspace. Dare I to try? Punky Your mental puke relief 04:20, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Go ahead, but it needs some more of those pesky fact things. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:36, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I can take a whack at it. I know plenty about Arthurian legend (as any good pagan should), so I think I could do a good job of making it on-mission. But only if Jackiespeel hasn't given up. Otherwise, I have no motivation to do so anytime soon. The Spikey Punk I'm punking my punk! 04:37, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
As an Odinist I do not consider it particularly necessary to read Celtic-Christian mythology; the furthest I went with Arthur was an old re-imagining of Le Morte d'Arthur, and that was a while ago. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:48, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I, personally, like any of the pre-Tennyson stuff (with all the graphic details and the adultry, etc.) Tennyson, though, ruined the bulk of it but making it Christian friendly. As far as Celtic-Christian mythology goes; I don't care. I actually prefer the legends surrounding the Knights of the Round Table over the legends surrounding Arthur himself. They're a bit less Christianly. Lord Goonie Hooray! I'm helping! 04:53, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
That is an unpleasant choice: do you use the toned-down translations from the days when they knew how to write, or the unexpurgated translations complete with the horrible prose? (I sensed that something was missing before I found out that George Dasent had censored references to priapism from his translation of Njals saga.) Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 05:03, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I've rolled it back to Jackiespeel's version, which is fairly weak, but is a better starting position for writing a proper article. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:26, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Afraid it's been refunnified. Any way of getting Shrubbery or Knights who say Ni in? I have just eaten Toast& stiltontalk 11:25, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
OK, so are we keeping it here, or trying to bring it up to mainspace standards? ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:55, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
If it's to be mainspaced, I demand equal time for the Mahabharata and all those Icelandic sagas, not to mention that Chinese classic about the monkey that ate all the gods' peaches. Srsly, no prob if some 1 wants to work on a parallel mainspace page, but right now I'm not seeing any connexion to missionality there. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 18:03, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough. We could possibly mention this guy (pic) somewhere (maybe even a separate article). That's all I've got that's (sort-of) on-mission. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:23, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Roman Solder[edit]

I recall reading on how he was most likely a Roman solder, and History Channel did an episode on him recently from what I recall too.King TempestRimuru Slime.png 03:03, 31 March 2018 (UTC)


Thanks to all the recent contributors to this article. It's looking good. Cosmikdebris (talk) 21:19, 18 December 2018 (UTC)