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Dozemary Pool
Cornwall, England

Here, according to local tradition, Sir Bedivere finally threw away Arthur's famous magic sword,
Dozemary Pool
Local legend describes this as the lake into which Sir Bedivere cast Arthur's magical sword, Excalibur.
Excalibur. It took him three attempts, so drawn was he to the mighty weapon; when he finally complied with the wounded king's wish, a hand rose from the lake and caught the sword and brandished it three times before vanishing again beneath the water.

In fact, this is one of several sites where this event is supposed to have taken place: Pomparles Bridge, at Glastonbury, is another, as is Looe Pool and Llyn Llydaw in Wales. In reality, despite its atmospheric setting high on Bodmin Moor, Dozemary is one of the least likely sites for the last resting place of Excalibur. For one thing, it is too far from any of the traditional sites of the Battle of Camlan, where Arthur received his fatal wound; for another, despite stories of the lake being bottomless, it is far from that and in fact dried up almost entirely in 1859, making it an unlikely home for the Lady of the Lake.





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