Items & Artifacts associated with Arthurian Tradition
At the heart of many of the Arthurian legends are the artifacts, symbols and equipment used by King Arthur or the knights. The most obvious and famous was the Round Table itself, given to King Arthur as Queen Guinevere’s dowry when they were married. The Table became the epicenter of the Knights and symbolized equality, unity, and oneness.
Perhaps the three most iconic symbols of Arthurian Legend are the Round Table, the Holy Grail, and the magical sword Excalibur.
In addition to the Round Table was the sword, Excalibur, given to King Arthur by the Lady of the Lake. Excalibur was extremely powerful and at the Last Battle of Camlann, Arthur had Sir Bedivere throw Excalibur back into the lake from where it had come. And the quest for the Holy Grail is the most famous quest in history… the search for the cup of Christ, the chalice that Jesus drank out of at the Last Supper. The Grail quest was begun after a vision of the Grail by the Knights around the Round Table. The three grail knights, Sir Galahad, Sir Percival, and Sir Bors embarked on the quest to find the cup that caught the blood of Jesus Christ while he hung upon the cross.