Cross of King Arthur

An image of a lead cross, a facsimile of that said to have marked the supposed grave of legendary King Arthur at Glastonbury Abbey. According to twelfth-century English historian Giraldus Cambrensis, the cross was discovered attached to a coffin containing the bodies of Arthur and his wife Guinevere, discovered by King Henry II under the advice of a fortuneteller.

The Latin inscription reads:

Hic jacet sepultus inclytus Rex Arthurus in Insula Avalonia (Here lies buried in the Isle of Avalon the renowned King Arthur, and Guinevere, his second wife)

Text of the sign marking the alleged grave site of King Arthur

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Chalice Well

{ 1 comment }

Grant on Symboldictionary April 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm

If you research Arthur, you find a lot of stories and yes, you also find that they often conflict with one another.

Through all the stories however, the one point that remains constant is the name ‘Guinevere’. Try searching on Arthur’s first wife and you also get Guinevere. No matter what text you read (some say Arthur had a third wife too) , the name Guinevere is given to his wife (1st, 2nd and third). There’s a clue somewhere we are all missing – I think we need to focus more research on the history of Guinevere.

Through searching on Guinevere (Try Wikipedia for starters ) we all may get closer to the background of Arthur.

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