"The Lady of the Lake — her arm clad
in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur
from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence
that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I
am your king!"
King Arthur's history and legend is intimately linked
to the magic and mystery of this magnificent sword, "Excalibur."
As Merlin the wizard proclaimed, only one shall be able
to remove the sword from the stone, and he shall be king.
Arthur knelt in front of the
stone and took the sword and beheld his destiny. He later
took Excalibur to the cathedral and offered it at the
holy altar. Arthur was anointed with the Sacred Oil and
in the presence of all the common people whereas he solemnly
swore to be a loyal king and to defend Truth and Justice
all the days of his life.
The actual facts of King Arthur's
life have been mixed through time and legend, yet the
story of King Arthur, his noble Knights of the Round Table,
and this legendary magic sword "Excalibur" remain
popular and have great appeal to a vast and loyal audience
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