Knights of the Round Table. Had all of King Arthur’s knights, and they were all on the quest for the Holy Grail. And I remember looking at this picture of Sir Galahad, and, and, and he was kneeling, and— and light streaming over his face, and— I remember… thinking, uh, I could never go on a quest like that. Because I’m not clean. I mean, I w— I was just a little kid. You think… maybe I knew? I mean, deep down, that— I had… demon blood in me, and about the evil of it, and that I'm— wasn’t pure?
Edward Burne-Jones (British, 1833 - 1898),Verdure with Reindeer, tapestry woven by Morris & Co.
One of the six panels illustrating the story of the Quest for the Holy Grail. this piece represents the arms of the Knights of the Round Table: Sir Gawaine, Lancelot, Hector, Perceval, Bors and Galahad among others.
Well, how'd you become king, then?
The Lord of the Hidden Valley, his arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Anduil, signifying by divine providence that I, Aragorn, was to carry Anduil. That is why I'm your king.
Listen, strange men livin' in valleys distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power deserves a mandate from the masses, not some farcical valley ceremony.
i just wanted to say yet again that i think Sir Galahad is the most unnecessary fictional character ever created and is basically the first ever Mary Sue because he was introduced fairly late after all the familiar elements of Arthurian stories had become settled and literally the only thing Galahad does is Mary Sue over everything and be better than everyone at the thing they were supposed to be the best at like it turns out theres a new sword in a stone and Arthur cant pull it out but Galahad pulls it out and then he goes on a grail quest and actually finds the literal physical fucking Holy Grail so fuck-off to that story element about how it was a quest that not even the greatest of knights can do and also instead of physically dying Galahad meets the spirit of Joseph of Arimethea and is like “I wanna go to heaven” so fucking angels fly down and pull his physical body up directly into heaven because he is so incredibly awesome and flawless he gets to join the “ascends directly into Heaven” club in Catholicism alongside Elijah and Mary like what the fuck fuck him Im glad his Shadowverse card sucks
Heads up, fellow Star Wars fans, ColtonCM has handed in a solid speculation over on reddit on the subject of love, myth and a possible path for Episodes 8 and 9.
We return to that line about the lance from the legend of the Grail. The wound can only be healed by the lance that dealt it. That wound in the Skywalker story is the love for Padme. To fully heal, the wound must be closed by a fully realized love in the ST. This will connect with the idea of life is pain, love is pain, and learning to let go is a release, learning that your pain maybe gives way to new life and new possibilities.
“Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow. That’s my point. But then of course a– African swallows are non-migratory. Wait a minute! Supposing two swallows carried it together?” “No, they’d have to have it on a line.”
This was a super fun commission for @secondwind17 from that scene in Quest for the Holy Grail!