Somerset and the myth of Avalon

The most famous legend of King Arthur has its origin in Somerset. It is home to the mystical Avalon myth. Glastonbury a small town is supposed to be the site of pre-Christian worship. Glastonbury Tor with its mystical view gives food to this myth. The hazy landscape and the different colours add to the atmosphere.

The myth of avalon

Mystical Somerset

The natural beauty of the place is unmatched. The now much eroded terracing pattern at the foot of Tor, can be a maze. If it is indeed a maze it was made almost five thousand years ago. Not only is Somerset mystical place, it is also a history which we do not know much about. The famous island of Avalon, known as the glass island is a beauty to behold. The very atmosphere can give you a chill down your spine. For the people who believe in the legends, it was the isle of enchantment. The lake itself is home to many stories. The mystical fairy folk and the blood bath rituals all bring to fore the mystery.

It has been the foothill of King Arthur’s legend. Many stories about Morgana and Arthur having a child together, who later became Arthurs’ bane, have their origin here. If stories have even a bit of truth Arthurs’ body is still afloat on the mysterious lake. A church just besides the lake adds to the mystery. It is supposed to be the abode of arch-angel Michael who always fights the dark. The legends have been about darkness and mystery and magic, but the place does have the magical nature still.



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