Legendary king of sub-Roman Britain (c.- Uther Pendragon
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Mother of King Arthur.
She becomes the wife of Uther Pendragon, after the death of her first husband, Gorlois.
Pseudohistorical account of British history, written around 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Constantine's remaining sons Aurelius Ambrosius and Uther are too young to rule and are taken to safety in Armorica.
War leader of the Romano-British who won an important battle against the Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century, according to Gildas.
Eventually, he was transformed by Geoffrey of Monmouth into the uncle of King Arthur, the brother of Arthur's father Uther Pendragon, as a ruler who precedes and predeceases them both.
Mythical figure prominently featured in the legend of King Arthur and best known as an enchanter or wizard, among his various other roles.
In the second, Merlin's magic enables the new British king Uther Pendragon to enter into Tintagel Castle in disguise and to father his son Arthur with his enemy's wife, Igerna (Igraine).
Title in the Peerage of England, traditionally held by the eldest son of the reigning British monarch, previously the English monarch.
Notably in this tale, Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall under King Uther Pendragon, rebelled when the king became obsessed with Gorlois' wife Igraine.
In Arthurian legend, Gorlois (Gwrlais) of Tintagel, Duke of Cornwall, is the first husband of Igraine, whose second husband is Uther Pendragon.
Character in later Arthurian traditions.
The corresponding character of Arthur's sister in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th-century Latin chronicle Historia Regum Britanniae is named Anna, and is depicted as a daughter of Uther Pendragon and Igraine.
Legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries.
Many elements and incidents that are now an integral part of the Arthurian story appear in Geoffrey's Historia, including Arthur's father Uther Pendragon, the magician Merlin, Arthur's wife Guinevere, the sword Excalibur, Arthur's conception at Tintagel, his final battle against Mordred at Camlann, and final rest in Avalon.
King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his knights congregate.
This version of the Round Table, here made for Arthur's father Uther Pendragon rather than Arthur himself, has twelve seats and one empty place to mark the betrayal of Judas; this seat, must remain empty until the coming of the knight who will achieve the Grail.
Legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes also attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain.
In this account, as foretold by Merlin, the act could not be performed except by "the true king", meaning the divinely appointed king or true heir of Uther Pendragon.