Archived Discussion

This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.

Goldfritha: This is irrelevant to the King Arthur mythos as it exists, so I cut it:

It was once thought that the Saxons (including the Angles, the tribe which gave England its name) colonized England by the hundreds of thousands, forcing the Celts to flee to Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. Those who held this belief would have been faced with the paradox of Arthur having to be awakened only to help the descendants of his enemies. It is however now known through extensive DNA research that the English are overwhelmingly descended from the pre-Celts who colonized the British Isles after the Ice Age. Neither the Celts nor the Anglo-Saxons were genetically significant to the populace as a whole, and it's now thought that the Saxon "colonization" may have involved fewer than 1,000 men — and no women, as no Saxon mitochondrial groups have been found in the native English population.
arromdee: Where is it said that Saber in Fate/Stay Night comes from an alternate Earth?
Heleentje: Not to be annoying, since they are important in the legend, but why is there a picture of Lancelot and Guinevere in an article about king Arthur?
Pastafarian: Mordred is described as "Dragon," linking to the D&D magazine. Is this supposed to be The Dragon? If so, who is he the Dragon for, given that he is a) not at all a fighter, and b) not working for anyone? I think that should probably be cut.

Paul A: I agree. I've cut it.
Cherry_lover: Removed references to Clarent being the Sword In The Stone. From what I can tell, Clarent was an entirely different sword. There is no name given (seemingly) for the Sword In The Stone, excepting when it's called 'Excalibur'.