lady of the lake is a story of magic.
During the story Merlin meets the lady at
the fountain of Barenton. Their
he agreed to teach her all his powers.
She became Merlin's scribe,but she soon became more powerful than
her master and locked him in a dungeon.
She took Merlin's role at king Arthur's side, Merlin's removal
was a big part of the monarch's defeat.
story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is about a noble warrior named
Sir Gawain who is the nephew of King Aurthur.
Gawain fights a green knight for a village which the knights are
terrorizing. To stop the
Green Knight, Gawain plays a game of exchanging hits with an ax. As a
victory, Gawain saves the village, but the Green Knight comes back every
year to see if he will win the game again.
Also, Gawain faces his most powerful enemy, himself. Trying to
maintain the ideals of courtesy and nobility, Gawain causes his own
story of Beowulf starts with Beowulf coming to the Danish coast. He came
to King Hrothgar's kingdom. There
he and his 14 stalwart companions were allowed to sleep in the hall.
During the night Grendel, a monstrous creature, entered and
killed one of Beowulf's sleeping men.
But Beowulf wrestled Grendel, unarmed and he managed to rip
Grendel's arm off. Grendel
retreated leaving a bloody trail to his lair.
In fear of another attack by Grendel the Danes returned to the
hall. Beowulf and his
companions were sheltered elsewhere from them.
Grendel's mother came to avenge the fatal injury to her son and
carried off a Danish noble man. Beowulf
ran after them armed with a sword. He
came to the water's edge, swam to a chamber under the sea and there he
fought Grendel's mother and killed her.
Nearby was Grendel's body. Beowulf
cut of it's head and brought it back as a trophy for King Hrothgar.
Later on in Beowulf's life, Beowulf became a king.
50 years after, a dragon appeared, stealing the treasure from his
hoard in the burial mound. He
began to ravage Beowulf's kingdom. Like
Grendel, this monster left his den at night to murder and pillage.
Beowulf now an aged monarch resolved to do battle unaided with
the dragon. He approached
the entrance to the dragon's den. Beowulf
went forward shouting his defiance.
The dragon shot flames from his mouth.
The monster rushed upon Beowulf and almost crushed him.
The monster shattered Beowulf's sword and bit Beowulf in the
neck. Wiglaf, his only
remaining soldier, helped the dying Beowulf to kill the dragon.
Before his death, Beowulf gave Wiglaf the throne of Geatland and
ordered that his own ashes be placed in a memorial shrine at the top of
a cliff commanding the sea. Beowulf's
body was buried while 12 Geats rode around the mound singing their
sorrow and praise for the great man.