jueves, 16 de octubre de 2008



Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur. Sometimes it is attributed with magical powers. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone are the same weapon but in most versions they are considered different. In Welsh the sword is called Caledfwlch.

There are some theories about its name’s origin. The most accepted is that its name comes from latin Ex Calce Liberatus( released from stone). Even if it is called of many different forms like: Caliburm and Caledfwlch
There are many stories of how Arthur becomes the master of that legendary sword.
Geoffrey or Monmouth says this sword was made in Avalon.

The Vulgata’s cycle tells Arthur receives the sword from a nymph called the Lady of Lake while we know another story. This story tells that Arthur got Excalibur from a stone and it was made by Merlin.

The most accepted tale is Arthur, dying, orders a knight to throw Excalibur into an enchanted lake. At first this knight didn’t do it but finally he did it. He is called Girflet Bedivere, Lanzarote…

When the knight throws the sword appears a hand, this one takes the sword and disappears in depths

Other stories tell that the sword rests next to the king and it is waiting for his return.

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