Uther Pendragon, the Prophecy of Merlin and the Making of a King

The following is a reblog entitled, Uther Pendragon, the Prophecy of Merlin and the Making of a King. It was posted on September 20, 2018 at Under the Influence, one of my favorite websites which discusses myths, legends, and folktales around the world. The Arthurian legends are some of my favorite.

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The legendary Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur Pendragon, who was destined to become the greatest King of the Britons. Arthur would drive out the invading Saxons, bring peace to the country and build an empire in Europe. Uther was usually seen as a strong king and a great warrior but could also be vain, quick tempered, impulsive and ungrateful at times. This impulsiveness and ingratitude came to the fore when he fell passionately in love with Igraine, the young wife of one of his oldest and most loyal nobles, Gorlois, the Duke of Cornwall.Gorlois had served the king bravely and faithfully and through his wisdom…

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