The Mists of Avalon

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♛ Morgan le Fay + quotes {6/ ∞}

“Mordred. Morgan’s blood. Anyone can see that with half an eye. He pulls up his horse on the racetrack ahead of the rest and swings neatly down. He smoothed the sweating beast with a whisper, hands the reins to the ready groom, and comes towards me, unhurried but purposeful. He looks pleased with life, but his breathing is steady. You wouldn’t think he had just won a race. A young man under control, with deep reserves of power kept hidden, like a salmon that hangs flickering in the current. An arresting face. Darkly handsome. Morgan might have looked like that if Gorlois had ever sired a son. Black Morgan. Black Mordred. ”

Taliesin’s telling (Morgan le Fay Book Four) - Fay Sampson

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♛ Morgan le Fay +  books  {1/ ∞} 

the mists of avalon (marion zimmer bradley)

“ In my time I have been called many things: sister, lover, priestess, wise-woman, queen. Now in truth I have come to be wise-woman, and a time may come when these things may need to be known. But in sober truth, I think it is the Christians who will tell the last tale. For ever the world of Fairy drifts further from the world in which the Christ holds sway. I have no quarrel with the Christ, only with his  priests, who call the Great Goddess a demon and deny that she ever held power in this world.  [….] 

And now, when the world has changed, and Arthur-my brother, my lover, king who was and king who shall be-lies dead (the common folk say sleeping) in the Holy Isle of Avalon, the tale should be told
as it was before the priests of the White Christ came to cover it all with their saints and legends. […]  This is my truth; I who am Morgaine tell you these things, Morgaine who was in later days called Morgan le Fay.” 

[Synopses] In Bradley’s novel the arthurian legend is retold by the lives of women, bringing a new light to the fantastic story of King Arthur. From the perspective of female characters, the book follows the trajectory of Morgaine, a priestess of the Goddess who struggles to save her faith and culture in a country where christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life. Besides of Morgaine, the story is also focused on the lives of other arthurian women, such as Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, Igraine (x). 

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the mists of avalon » queen igraine pendragon

“look to the east,” she said, “for always, while the light dies in the west, there is the promise of rebirth from the east.” and they stood, clasped together, as the sun blazed, rising behind the eye of the great stone.

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“So it is you, Mordred. I never more than half believed that you had turned against me till now when I see it with my own eyes.

What have I done?

Why have you become my enemy?

Why, my son?


“The Mists of Avalon” M.Z. Bradley

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Arthur : “What are they doing ?”
Morgaine : “They’re praying to the Goddess for a good harvest.”
Arthur :  “The Goddess ? The one Father Cuthbert doesn’t like ?”
Morgaine  : “And now she’ll look after their seeds, and make them grow … all through spring.”
Arthur : “So these people don’t like Jesus Christ ?”
Morgaine : “Some of them do. But others still pray to the Goddess.”
Arthur : “Can there be a God and a Goddess at the same time ?”
Morgaine :”Of course. it’s just like having a father and a mother.“

from the movie The Mists of Avalon (2001)

OUATVAN 2017 - GOLD EXCLUSIVE PANEL with Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrison

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  • Colin broke his foot on the last day of the musical episode (x)
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  • Jen loved working with Hugh Laurie, she also loved working with LinMM. She’d like to work with cate Blanchett (x)
  • Colin liked to work with Anthony Hopkins and would like to work with Daniel Lewis (x)
  • The most challenkng character Colin had to play was the priest but he thinks Hook is challenging too (x)
  • Jen found playing “bringing Ashley home” very challenging (x)
  • Jen says Adam and Eddy take the complexity of families into the show (x)
  • Jen likes that Emma and snow faced their pastors and they’re bonded in a way that can never be broken. (x)
  • Emma admires snow and wants to live up to smoky values (x)
  • Hook respects snow and charming and hook is a complex character who tries to be a good person (x)
  • Jen said to keep watching cause there will be interruption happening to CS proposal (x)
  • Colin was a weird kid. (Said it himself) and he was into blues music (x)
  • Jen was raised on Disney movies so Cinderella or other things meant a lot to her. (x)
  • Jen has a beautiful singing voice, she just sang something (x)
  • Jen feels as is a combination of both, dark Emma and wish realm emma (x)
  • Jen says she’s a princess at heart (x)
  • Jen loves to do the princess stuff but the dark one challenges her bc she had to search for parts of herself that are like that (x)
  • Jen would take mists of Avalon, the Bible and east of eden to a deserted island (x)
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  • Emma’s closet changed bc they were thinking about what emma has access to in SB. So the clothes got a vintage touch.  (x)
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    • Colin: I pretty much am. (x)
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