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King Arthur by GENZOMAN King Arthur by GENZOMAN
Phew! yesterday and today was a very long travel walking into the desert in a pilgrimage celebration on my land :)...10 hours walking in mountains, cliffs, rivers, valleys with no road, just walking forward. fun trip :) glad to be in home again!

An old pic done a time ago, King arthur :) I had some pics related to arthurian myths, gonna upload soon more :)


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King Arthur was a legendary British leader of the late fifth and early sixth centuries, who, according to Medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early sixth century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary. The sparse historical background of Arthur is gleaned from various sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Historia Brittonum, and the writings of Gildas. Arthur's name also occurs in early poetic sources such as Y Gododdin.

The legendary Arthur developed as a figure of international interest largely through the popularity of Geoffrey of Monmouth's fanciful and imaginative 12th-century Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain). Some Welsh and Breton tales and poems relating the story of Arthur date from earlier than this work; in these works, Arthur appears either as a great warrior defending Britain from human and supernatural enemies or as a magical figure of folklore, sometimes associated with the Welsh Otherworld, Annwn. How much of Geoffrey's Historia (completed in 1138) was adapted from such earlier sources, rather than invented by Geoffrey himself, is unknown.

Although the themes, events and characters of the Arthurian legend varied widely from text to text, and there is no one canonical version, Geoffrey's version of events often served as the starting point for later stories. Geoffrey depicted Arthur as a king of Britain who defeated the Saxons and established an empire over Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and Gaul. 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 wizard Merlin, Arthur's wife Guinevere, the sword Excalibur, Arthur's birth at Tintagel, his final battle against Mordred at Camlann and final rest in Avalon. The 12th-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes, who added Lancelot and the Holy Grail to the story, began the genre of Arthurian romance that became a significant strand of medieval literature. In these French stories, the narrative focus often shifts from King Arthur himself to other characters, such as various Knights of the Round Table. Arthurian literature thrived during the Middle Ages but waned in the centuries that followed until it experienced a major resurgence in the 19th century.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Are you going to draw one of his lady?

And no. I don't mean Gwenivere. His LADY. As in his lady of the lake.
Quiroztorm Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Amo el mito Artúrico. ¡Como siempre, Genzo, magnífico tu trabajo!
DraconianKing Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I've seen this today as the cover image of a children's book "European Mythology" while I was volunteering for an elementary class. One look and I instinctively recognized your work.
thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Arthur Sword In The Stone Animated 
Saulfiah Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
hahaha nothing like artorigus in yugioh but really nice xD
fuffettosa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Hi! I'm Mara, an Italian girl. I realized a board game about medieval history of my city but I need someone to draw me on board and figures of the cards. Are you interested? Send me a private message for more informations. Thanks :)
Zombielox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Just seen this for the first time, great job!  Reminds me a little of King Randor (MOTU).  ^^b
Vansquell-Shinomori Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Groovechamp-Slappy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, his pose totally reminded me of the SNES game Knights of the Round ^^.
gabiarte Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
mi mero gayo este es mi favorito de los tuyos genzo n_n tu si ke eres el sensei
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