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    1. Arthur, King
      Welsh: Y Brenin Arthwr
      Arrtor, Art, Arther, Arthour, Arthoure, Arthoures, Arthours, Arthure, Arthus, Arthyr, Artijus, Artor, Artouret, Artourys, Artouzos, Artu, Artui, Artus, Artusin, Artuurs, Artuxe, Artuz, Hartu, Ortus

      The Once and Future King. [More]


    2. Arthur's Battles
      Twelve battles listed by Nennius. [More]


    3. Arthur's Bed
      The name given to a group of hills in Cornwall, signifying a local legend about Arthur.


    4. Arthur's Castle
      There are two places so called. One, in Brittany, lies near the well-known megalithic site of Carnac. Another, also known by its Latin name (Castrum Arthur is near Dumbarton.


    5. Arthur's Cave
      There are a number of caves associated with King Arthur. One is located on the Isle of Anglesey, where Arthur was thought to have taken shelter during his strife with the Irish. His treasure may have been hidden in a cromlech, surrounded by stones, which once stood there. The treasures was said to be guarded by supernatural creatures.

      Another is on the edge of the Forest of Dean in Wales; another is located at Craig-y-Dinas and yet another at Alderley Edge.

      See also
      Cave Legend | The Legend of King Arthur

    6. Arthur's Chair
      Refers to four locations in Britain: a rock formation at Tintagel, the saddle between the two highest peaks at Brecon Beacons in Wales, an extinct volcano east of Edinburgh, and a sandstone formation near Hadrianís Wall in Northumberland. The legends associated with these features, if any existed, have been lost.


    7. Arthur's Crown
      In 1283, when Edward I had conquered Gwynedd, the regalia of this princedom was handed over to him. This was said to include the Crown of Arthur, which was subsequently presented at the shrine of St Edward the Confessor at Westminster Abbey. Thereafter it disappeared and some have doubted its very existence.


    8. Arthur's Cup
      Weighing fifteen marks, it was fashioned of gold; the workmanship was worth more than the gold, and the inset jewels worth more than either. Arthur promised this cup to any man, even a foot-soldier, who took the rebel Count Angrs' castle; if the man were a knight, he would get any other possible reward he asked along with the cup.

      On capturing Angrs, Sir Alexander accepted only the cup and promptly talked Gawaine into accepting it from him for friendship and courtesy.


    9. Arthur's Cups and Saucers
      Natural rock basins on the side of the headland of Tintagel, on the coast of Cornwall.


    10. Arthur's Grave
      Though Arthur's grave is said to be a place of mystery, there are two sites so called.

      One is in Cornwall, where Arthur is supposed to be buried beneath a stone with indecipherable letters in a nook beside the River Camel. Another, called in Welsh Bedd Arthur, is to be found amidst standing stones in the Preseli Mountains.


    11. Arthur's Hall
      A megalithic monument in Cornwall, on Bodmin Moor.


      See also
      Ehangwen | The Legend of King Arthur
      Castel del Trespas | The Legend of King Arthur
      Uchdryd Cross Beard | The Legend of King Arthur



    12. Arthur's Hunting Lodge
      The hill fort Castle-an-Dinas.


    13. Arthur's Insignia
      An image or emblem. [More]


    14. Arthur's Ivory Thrones
      Given to Arthur and Guenevere by Sir Bruiant of the Isles. [More]


    15. Arthur's Men
      A force of British soldiers. [More]


    16. Arthur's O'on
      'Arthur's Oven'
      A Roman temple (second century AD) near Falkirk, Scotland. It was pulled down in 1743, but the dovecote at Penicuick House, close at hand, was built as a replica of it. It was first recorded by Nennius, a Welsh historian and monk.

      N.L. Goodrich argues that the temple was used by Arthur and was the original of the Round Table. Interestingly, a suburb of Falkirk is called Camelon.


    17. Arthur's Oven
      Some French priests from Laon were reported to have been shown this rock formation in 1113 in Dumnonia. While it cannot be identified with certainty, it undoubtedly lay west of Exeter.

      King's Oven on Dartmoor has been suggested as its site.


    18. Arthur's Palace
      A name given to the top of Cadbury Castle in Somerset. Archaeologists have discvered a structure buried in this earthwork, a hall made of timber.


    19. Arthur's Quoit
      Arthur was alleged to have thrown a great number of quoits in different parts of the country. Two notable exemples are Carreg Coetan Arthur, a cromlech near Newport, Gwent, and the Lligwy Cromlech near Poelfre on the east side of Anglesey, Gwynedd.


    20. Arthur's Seat
      A volcanic plug 823 feet high, in east Edinburgh, Scotland, that was, according to legend, the place where Arthur watched his army defeat the Picts. Another such rock exists in Wales.

      The sleeping Arthur is said to lie in a cavern inside it, with his knights about him. The name 'Arthur's Seat' is also borne by a number of other elevations.


    21. Arthur's Stone
      There are six features known throughout Britain and Wales as Arthur's Stone, but I have listed two. [More]


    22. Arthur's, Succession of
      Suggestion that there were several Arthurs. [More]


    23. Arthur's Table
      The name given to two prominent features in Clwyd, Wales. One is a circle of twenty-four indentations in a rock that is said to represent Arthur's knights at a table, and the other is a barrow at Llanfair Dyffin Ceiriog.


      See also
      Twenty-Four Knights of Arthur's Court | The Legend of King Arthur

    24. Arthur's Tomb
      A grave in Glastonbury and a location in Cornwall. [More]


    25. Arthur's Tor
      A County Durham earthwork, said to contain treasures guarded by the ghosts of Arthurian warriors.