Now here comes a curious tale. Folklore told of a rock on Bodmin Moor, known as the Druid’s Chair near the village of Linkinhorne. Whenever a hunter chanced upon this lonely spot, a Druid would offer him a drink from a golden cup. This miraculous goblet could never be emptied, and it became a challenge for the local hunters to see who could down its contents. Read the rest in Pollyanna Jones' article in our October 2014 issue!
The lights you see going up the rolling hills to the Standing Stones in the background on CG's October cover are meant to represent Will-O'-the-Wisps! The artist was inspired to include them by the recent animated film Brave. -- "A Will-O'-the-Wisp is a ghostly light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths." - from Wikipedia
Much research and speculation has been conducted on an “historical Arthur.” But what of Arthur's mage? What of the magician who made Arthur the great king of legend? Is there a historical basis for the character we know as Merlin?
A Siren isn't really a sea monster but sailors have told tales of these beautiful women that sing to you and seduce you into their trap of bloodlust. They are said to eat the sailors alive or drowned them deep in the ocean.
Travesía del Rey Arturo y Morgana Le Fay rumbo a la isla de Avalon, óleo de Frank William Warwick Topham (1838-1924). (Public Domain)