The word ‘Avalon’ is taken from the British word ‘lava’, which means apple, so Avalon is also called the Island of Apples. Avalon and Avallon are not the same place, for while Avalon is a purely mythical place, Avallon does exist in Burgandy. If you noticed, they have two different spellings. Now that we have that all straightened out, let’s start the tour!
“According to the legends of King Arthur, his sword was forged at Avalon, an island with fairest of beings living there,” begins Ember, as you fly on her back towards a distant isle. “Also, after Arthur was mortally wounded, he was taken here and put on a bed of gold. Morgan, the nebulous enchantress, healed him.” You land near the coast and are greeted by some friendly people. Their bodies have no flaws whatsoever. Ember asks them something, and they begin to lead the way towards a magnificent castle. “King Arthur is said to still be living on Avalon to this day. That’s whom we’re going to meet soon. Another story contains Avalon as a setting: the story of Joseph and the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail was said to be the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Joseph carried the grail to Avalon, which was also where he died.” From one of the castle’s turret’s, a man who looks like King Arthur comes out and waves to you and shouts a greeting, “Welcome to my fair home: Avalon!”
Author: Driver, Martha
Name of website: Arthurian Legends
Page or article title: Avalon
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Date you visited the site: February 1, 2008
Website address: http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projs993a/arthurian/avalon.htm
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