History Characters / KingArthur

9th May '16 3:03:28 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FamilyThemeNaming: Possibly. In medieval Welsh his name is Cai or Cei, which is thought to derive from the Roman "Caius" or "Gaius", but also suggested to mean "way" or "path". His father, better known as Ector, is called Cynyr in Welsh, which is thought to mean "way" or "path" also. This is supported by other theme-named {{patronymics}} in medieval Welsh literature and cognates ''cai'' and ''conair'' in medieval Irish. If Cai son of Cynyr means something like "Path son of Way", it's similar to cases like Drem son of Dremhidydd "Sight son of Vision" and Nerth
son of Cadarn "Strength son of Strong" from ''Literature/CulhwchAndOlwen''.

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* FamilyThemeNaming: Possibly. In medieval Welsh his name is Cai or Cei, which is thought to derive from the Roman "Caius" or "Gaius", but also suggested to mean "way" or "path". His father, better known as Ector, father Ector is called Cynyr in Welsh, which is thought to mean "way" or "path" also. This is supported by other theme-named {{patronymics}} {{patronymic}}s in medieval Welsh literature and cognates ''cai'' and ''conair'' in medieval Irish. If Cai son of Cynyr means something like "Path son of Way", it's similar to cases like Drem son of Dremhidydd "Sight son of Vision" and Nerth
Nerth son of Cadarn "Strength son of Strong" from ''Literature/CulhwchAndOlwen''.the story ''Culhwch and Olwen''.
9th May '16 3:00:19 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FamilyThemeNaming: Possibly. In medieval Welsh his name is Cai or Cei, which is thought to derive from the Roman "Caius" or "Gaius", but also suggested to mean "way" or "path". His father, better known as Ector, is called Cynyr in Welsh, which is thought to mean "way" or "path" also. This is supported by other theme-named {{patronymics}} in medieval Welsh literature and cognates ''cai'' and ''conair'' in medieval Irish. If Cai son of Cynyr means something like "Path son of Way", it's similar to cases like Drem son of Dremhidydd "Sight son of Vision" and Nerth
son of Cadarn "Strength son of Strong" from ''Literature/CulhwchAndOlwen''.
1st May '16 10:58:46 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Maybe.

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* HeroicLineage: A few generations removed from ''Odin''. Not quite DivineParentage but still.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Maybe. Their legends might preserve memories of real leaders, but on the other hand, heroic and often divine twins is a recurring motif in mythology. Hengist himself is also mentioned in ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' and the ''Literature/ProseEdda''.
1st May '16 10:41:59 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Everybody came to hate him.



* FamilyThemeNaming: Had sons named Vortimer, Catigern and... [[OddNameOut Pascent]].



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: One of the few Arthurian figures historians generally agree was real.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: One of the few Arthurian figures historians generally agree was real. Since "Vortigern" means something like "overlord" in Brittonic, it's disputed whether it ought to be taken as a title, or his real name since he seems to have practiced FamilyThemeNaming.


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* WalkingTheEarth: Another version of his death has him die in obscurity after going into exile and wandering about.


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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Maybe.
20th Mar '16 6:26:14 PM duranaparthur
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* CainAndAbel: In stories where Gawain has more presence, he becomes the Abel to Mordred's Cain; one telling of the legend carries the trope out to it's ultimate fulfillment, with Mordred killing Gawain in a final duel before Arthur and Mordred's date with destiny.
12th Mar '16 7:52:13 AM duranaparthur
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* EngagementChallenge: Has to do an impossible series of tasks to win Olwen's hand.

12th Mar '16 7:32:20 AM duranaparthur
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* AnimalThemeNaming: Hengist means "Stallion," while Horsa means..."Horse."
12th Mar '16 7:25:15 AM duranaparthur
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!!Hengist and Horsa
The pair of brothers who, according to legend, began the Saxon invasions that transformed a decent chunk of Great Britain into England.
* BiggerBad: For the early legends which deal primarily with Arthur fighting the Saxon invasion; traditionally, both men are dead by this time, but their armies and kingdoms are still waging war on the native Cymry.
* FaceHeelTurn: They initially earned their keep fighting people fro the Britains, then broke off to become invaders.
* HiredGuns: Their intial occupation, and indeed the reason they were invited to Britain in the first place; Vortigern required an army to fight invading Scots and Picts.
* SiblingTeam
12th Mar '16 7:13:35 AM duranaparthur
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* ValuesDissonance: While par for the course with any old legend, there is one particular one that changes tied to the portrayals of quests and combat prowess: in the old Welsh legends, adventures and quests are group activities (Arthor himself is almost never without his PowerTrio of himself, Cai, and Bedwyr) and there is [[CombatPragmatist nothing wrong with ganging up on badguys]], while the later Romance takes almost exclusively focus on single warrior adventures that are stuffed to the gills with jousting and even the villains tend to follow MookChivalry.
6th Mar '16 11:49:42 AM alchixinren
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* LawOfInverseFertility: Arthur and Guinevere are generally never given any biological children together, whilst Arthur and Morgause only need to copulate once to produce Mordred in telling a involving this BrotherSisterIncest.
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