Alternative King Arthur

Pushing back the frontiers of Arthurian research
onward and outward - to the stars and beyond

Completed 10 June 2000.
Last modified 8 September 2005.
© Text Copyright 2005 Michael Wild

Introduction

Welcome to a subversive that is web site concerned with alternative views of King Arthur and his knights

Yes, with alternative views of King Arthur and his knights. It does not re-iterate the cosy world of errant knights righting wrongs, but examines unusual topics, or mainstream topics in an unusual way. Its driving force is the desire to tease out the Celtic origins of Arthurian myth. Because it makes radical points it is rather wordy. Chiefly because I felt it necessary to justify these points with references and quotations. If you find it too much to take at a single sitting, I recommend that you print out the sections that interest you and read them at your leisure.

I can be reached at:- dagonet_uk 'at' yahoo.co,uk


Detailed Content List

The Round Table


The Holy Grail


Arthur's weapons


King Arthur and Osiris


Arthur in the Sky


The passing of King Arthur

  • Introduction
  • Arthur's passing from Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • Arthur's passing in Layamon
  • Arthur's passing in Robert de Boron
  • Arthur's death in a variant of Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • The Vulgate Cycle version of Arthur's death
  • A purely Welsh Tradition
  • Conclusions

  • Life of Uther Pendragon


    Sex in the Arthurian world


    Solar Aspects of Arthurian Knights


    Powerful dwarves in Arthurian literature


    An Arthurian enemy - the night-time Sun/Sky God


    The abduction of Guinevere