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Arthurian Legend

Name these facts about the medieval legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
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First submittedDecember 29, 2014
Last updatedFebruary 20, 2015
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Clue
Answer
King Arthur's wife
Guinevere
Lover of the above
Lancelot
Gallant and pure knight;
son of the above
Galahad
Religious artifact sought by the above
The Holy Grail
King Arthur's capital
Camelot
Arthur's swords
Excalibur
The Sword in
the Stone
"Watery tart" who gave him sword #1
Lady of the Lake
Island where that sword was forged
Avalon
They parodied King Arthur
with coconuts
Monty Python
Clue
Answer
Most famous wizard
Merlin
Where Arthur's knights sit
Round Table
Seductive sorceress
Morgan le Fay
King Arthur defended Britain from
this Germanic tribe
Saxons
Knight who grew up in a forest
Percival
King Arthur's father
Uther Pendragon
Arthur's wicked nephew who
wounded him fatally
Mordred
Castle where Arthur grew up
Tintagel
Lover of Iseult
Tristan
Town in Somerset, England where
some say Arthur was buried
Glastonbury
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level 82
Jan 3, 2015
Always thought he had only one sword. Should have gotten the forest knight, nephew and the castle where he grew up. All familiar names. Also missed the Somerset town.
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level 76
Feb 19, 2015
In some versions of the legend both swords are the same, Excalibur having been tossed into the lake at various points and sometimes recovered. There was another sword owned by Arthur, Clarent, which in some versions was stolen by Mordred and used to kill Arthur. (Oops, should have mentioned spoiler alert.)
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level 76
Mar 29, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur
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level 73
Jan 5, 2015
Unfortunately, all of my knowledge of the Arthurian Legends comes from Monty Python.
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level 72
Jan 15, 2015
That'll get you 4 for starters then
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
Yep, pretty much.
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level 54
Mar 31, 2017
For the one knight who lived in the forest, I couldn't think of the answer... so I typed "Robin."
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level 21
Sep 4, 2017
Sort of worked it out from 'Parsifal'!
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level 47
May 2, 2017
Same here
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level 51
Oct 9, 2017
I mean, most of my knowledge of Arthurian legend comes from either the Magic Treehouse series I read as a child or from BBC's Merlin. <3
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level 53
Feb 19, 2015
you should probably accept "lady in the lake"
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2015
Okay, that will work now.
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level 44
Feb 19, 2015
Thank you, Stronghold Legends.
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level 68
Feb 19, 2015
As a non-native English speaker, Guinevere was impossible to spell. I tried Ginebre, Ginebere, Guinebere, Genebra, Ginebra, Ginevra,...
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level 66
Feb 19, 2015
Only after I saw the answer I realized that Iseult is what I know as Isolda. I would have never ever guessed it otherwise.
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level 77
Feb 19, 2015
I would have gotten it I think if it was written Isolde...
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level 77
Feb 19, 2015
Used to love this stuff a long time ago and was on a roll up until the last half of the 2nd column... then it got a bit tricky.
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level 41
Feb 19, 2015
Tina La Fey??
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level 56
Mar 29, 2017
That was my first thought!
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level 79
Mar 29, 2017
She certainly is a seductive sorceress!
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level 79
Mar 29, 2017
Indeed. She's tricked me into buying items with an American Express card before.
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level 45
Feb 19, 2015
Tristram should be accepted for Tristan as that is his proper name. Also, no Orkney's besides Mordred? Gawain is more important to Arthurian legend than Tristram.
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2015
Okay, Tristram will work now.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2015
I typed "Sir Percy" for forest knight.
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level 36
Feb 20, 2015
TY for a great quiz. I expected to be very weak in specifics but could answer so many of these from general knowledge and appreciate that. I did go read up on the tales to learn what I did not know. I read different facts about Tintagel...that Arthur did not grow up there as his father had wished or some such... But the answer worked, so okay. Now I'm reading more about this era--it was my weakest of all history. Thanks again for sparking my curiosity.
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level 58
Jan 29, 2019
My understanding is that Tintagel was where Arthur was concieved, not where he grew up because Merlin took young Arthur from his parents and had him raised by common folk who would not have lived in a castle like Tintagel.
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level 66
Feb 23, 2015
The answer to the "Where Arthur's knights sit" clue is in the description of the quiz. Intentional or coincidence? :D
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level 67
Mar 10, 2015
not castle aaaaaaagh?
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level 80
Mar 29, 2017
More in the back of the throat.
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level 45
May 10, 2015
Arthur was born in Tintagel castle but did not grow up there. He was fostered out to Cumbria in the North West, to live with Sir Ector and his family.
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level 35
Nov 14, 2015
Wasn't Tor also raised in the forest? Cutting trees with a sword and all?
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level 29
Aug 23, 2016
How did I forgot Uther Pendragon, the villain of BBC Merlin?? Ugh.
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level 70
Mar 29, 2017
No idea who the paramour of Iseult was, so I fell back on what I was familiar with...

...and guessed Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Film.
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level 47
Mar 31, 2017
loved this. i was really interested in the Arthurian legends as a kids got 20/20.
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level 57
Nov 15, 2017
I think Harry Potter gives Merlin some competition for most famous wizard.
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level 70
Nov 17, 2017
Is Harry Potter part of the Arthurian Legend? I don't think so...!
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level 68
Oct 24, 2018
Let's see how they stack up 500 years from now.
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level 53
Feb 7, 2018
Great quiz! I think "Galeas" for "Galahad" may be accepted and maybe just "Grail" for "Holy Grail".
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level 27
Apr 7, 2018
Arthur was conceived at Tintagel, but he grew up in Sir Ector's house (or castle), at the edge of the Forest Sauvage. This answer is incorrect!
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level 45
Jul 2, 2018
Mordred is his son/nephew.
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level 65
Apr 7, 2019
I didn’t actually know the name of Arthur’s father, but I still got it from guessing Arthur’s last name!