Knights Of The Round.

The Fellowship of the Round Table and the Search for the Holy Grail has induced many a LEGENDARY KNIGHT… to take a seat. Their Tales of Heroism… and Humanism have inspired many generations of readers. The Round Table itself too,.. became a Symbol of Equality as no Head of the Table could dictate NOR control. Friends and Foes alike shared the Round. Shiro goes round… too,.. and takes a seek and search of these Medieval Champions from Our World Legends. Night Mood Music and Slideshow… as well. Shiro style indeed.

 

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The Fellowship of the Round Table brings together those Knights of Chivalry and Legend.

Their deeds recorded in Tales of Print, Movies and Modern Computer Games… too (click).

Our World Legends also.

 

All too human values of Honor, Friendship, Love, Betrayal and Treachery therein (click).

 

Timeless Tales that inspire a fresh outlook,..

…revealing insights into those regarded as Heroes and Villains.

 

Those we call… The LEGENDARY,..

KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND

 

A CLASSIC DEPICTION OF THE ROUND… KNIGHTS… too. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

 

Those few.?.

…that sit at the Round are actually… many and numerous.

 

From 13… to 1600.!. dependent on the Source(s) referred to (click).

The Winchester and Arthurian Listings the most common.

 

THE WINCHESTER ROUND.

  1.  Sir Galahad, son of Sir Lancelot.
  2.  Sir Lancelot.
  3.  Sir Gawain.
  4.  Sir Percival.
  5.  Sir Lionell.
  6.  Sir Tristram de Lyones.
  7.  Sir Gareth.
  8.  Sir Bedivere.
  9.  Sir Bleoberis.
  10.  Sir Lacotemale Taile.
  11.  Sir Lucan.
  12.  Sir Palomedes.
  13.  Sir Lamorak.
  14.  Sir Bors de Ganis.
  15.  Sir Safer.
  16.  Sir Pelleas.
  17.  Sir Kay.
  18.  Sir Ector de Maris.
  19.  Sir Dagonet.
  20.  Sir Degore.
  21.  Sir Brunor le Noir.
  22.  Sir Lebius Desconneu.
  23.  Sir Alymere.
  24.  Sir Mordred.

 

Edward 1 of the 13th Century A.D.,.. an ardent admirer of the LEGENDS OF CHIVALRY commissioned the creation of a real-life TABLE ROUND.

His Table sat 24 Knights and King.

Their names inscribed therein… as above.

 

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ARTHUR’S ROUND.

  1.  Sir Lancelot.
  2.  Sir Gawain.
  3.  Sir Geraint.
  4.  Sir Percival.
  5.  Sir Bors the Younger.
  6.  Sir Lamorak.
  7.  Sir Kay.
  8.  Sir Gareth.
  9.  Sir Bedivere.
  10.  Sir Gaheris.
  11.  Sir Galahad, son of Lancelot.
  12.  Sir Tristan.

 

 

The listing of King Arthur above,.. comprises the main recurring Knights who oft appear in many of the Legendary Tales.

The Main Characters per se.

 

HOW TO GET A SEAT

HOW TO GET A ROUND

Akin to the Military Orders of the time (click),..

…the Concept of Chivalry took into account several aspects of a Knight’s Duties and promoted them as Ideals.

 

These include Bravery in Battle, Weapon’s Skill-sets, Loyalty to the Ladies, a lil’ Obedience to King,..

…and…

…Total Obedience to GOD… (…their version of… thereof indeed…).

 

Knights were almost exclusively noble… and well funded.

Their Military commitments included such ongoing expenses as Men-in-waiting/-at-arms, Weapons and Armor,..

…one War-Horse at least… too.

 

(…btw…Sir Lancelot,.. the Knight with those most Human of characteristics…

…of Hope and Tragedy…

whose Lance… got around quite a lot.!. found another way.

He oft “…borrowed…” other Knights gear… and was oft unrecognised…

…at least till he started fighting anyway…)

 

Food, Drinks and Lodging as well perhaps, for all those so involved.

 

 

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YOU CAN’T SIT THERE

…CAN YOU.?.

 

The Table Round oft had one Seat… vacant.

Reserved for a Hero of Heroes.

 

A Knight of Heart Pure and Balanced Mind.

A Knight of the Grail.

 

The SIEGE PERILOUS… twas named.

Those who dared seat themselves in such a Chair without the requisite qualities…

…oft came to… peril…

 

…by dying at the same time.

 

…TAKE A SEAT… AT YOUR OWN PERIL INDEED IT SEEMS. LEGEND.

 

Reserved only for those who are or become a TRUE KNIGHT OF THE GRAIL.

In so doing,.. total understanding of the Grail Mysteries… was thus attained.

 

According to the LEGENDS… only two have qualified therein… thus far.

 

SIR(s)… PERCIVAL and GALAHAD.

Two LEGENDARY HEROES indeed it seems.

 

Taking a bow… and a Seat… too.

 

…THE LEGEND OF THE ROUND

The Knight’s Tales (click) and the Grail LEGENDS therein and thereof… have long been told in many formats and style.

A Modern Movie Version for example,.. below:

 

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The TABLE ROUND too… has its own LEGEND.

One that is directly linked to that Legendary Master Wizard…

…MERLIN himself.

 

Merlin,.. the Archetype Shaman Wizard.

Born of Demon and Nun… so these LEGENDS say (click).

With Seer abilities of past and present he could see.

 

Only LOOK… NO THING… NO THINK… simply OBSERVE ONLY. WATCHER BE.

 

As Counsellor to Uther Pendragon…(… a DRAGON KING…)…(click)

…who btw is King Arthur’s Father,..

…Merlin felt.?. and foresaw the need for a Balanced World…

… THUS the need for a Quest… THE HOLY GRAIL.

 

To further that end he set in motion a series of events.

The Table Round… a prime factor therein.

 

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Crafting a Table based on the Legends associated with the Christed One.

A Table Round,.. with NO HEAD PLACEMENT and one which reflected the shape of the World.

 

One… where ALL as EQUALS… could sit, talk and parley.

A Table,.. where Peace could be sought and gained.

A Table… to Balance a World… at War.

 

A Table Round… for the Fellowship of Mankind.

A Table Round… for ALL… to sit… A ROUND.

 

A LEGENDARY DREAM.

A LEGEND indeed.

 

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Now… yes,.. am well aware… of how these Legends… end.

NOT THE POINT HERE.

 

We are ALL FLAWED…

… YET… still we Dream.

 

Many still Live their Dream.

Many still seek Justice of the Unjust.

Many still retain a sense of Right and Honor.

Many Right the Wrongs.

 

Many still… seek their GRAIL.

Our World Legends.

LEGENDS… ALL.

 

Long may the Dreams Survive.

 

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