June 05, 2004
A complaint... The Flash interface for the King Arthur website has interactive runes. Nice, except these are alphabet of the invading English not Arthur's Britons, i.e. Welsh. The Druids, the Brithonic priest caste, used ogham script when they felt the need to write something. Or, according to a studious observer of the Gauls, yet another non-Germanic alphabet.
- Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico
And then... I am now wondering if those runes appear on Caladvwlch (Caliburn in Latin... Excalibur, that is) itself. Geoffrey of Monmouth claimed it was forged at Avalon, hardly a spot for Saxon runes. Shuddersome. Worse yet is the reported nationality of Arthur. The article has some very general spoilers if that sort of thing worries you.
“I love the pictures of Guinevere in her leather bikini — but historically accurate? Please, someone, give Arthur a break!”
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 5, 2004 01:21 PM
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do you know the orgham for defender of the land and is that what excallibur had written on it what would it look like?
Posted by: Jigz at November 2, 2004 01:07 PM