NEW THEORY ABOUT KING ARTHUR
Kelly d. Whittaker
Arthur legend has been mostly legend for 1500 years. Many philosophers
have tried to interpret the ‘ILLES OF ARTURUS’. Geoffrey of Monmouth
was somewhat successful in translating some of the old manuscripts.
Modern times offer higher educated doctorates to interpret the
manuscripts. The Ancient Knights Templar has excellent records on the
genealogy of Arthur, Lancelot, Galahad and Perceval. These new
interpretations open the gates to a complete new theory that the great
knights and kings spoken about in the Legend of Arthur are really Scots.
1952, Mr. R L Graeme Ritchie found and identified Caerlaverock Castle on
the north shore of the Solway Firth, near the modern Day City of
Carlisle. Caerlaverock is the legendary birthplace of Arthur Pendragon.
The son of Uther (the bad) Pendragon, a Roman Commander stationed at
Hadrian’s Wall. The years are during the Dark Ages when written
documentation was very scarce. Geoffrey of Monmouth was a good resource
to the written records of Arthur. The only problem with Geoffrey was his
lack of geographical knowledge of Britain. Certain names of towns
sounded much like the names of Welsh towns therefore he concluded his
theory of Arthur being from Wales.
twelve battles that Arthur was in are as follows:
Ostium fluminis. Glein = mouth of the River Glein
allied flumen Dubglas in reione Linnuis = another River, the Dubglas in
the Linnuis area
Flumen. Basses = River Bassas
in silva Celidonis, Cat Coit Celidon = in the Celidon Wood, Battle of Celidon
in castello Guinnion = in Fort Guinnon
in urbe Legionis = in the city of the Legion
in litore fluminis Tribruit = on the banks of the River Tribruit
in monte Agned = on Mount Agned
in monte Badonis = on Mount Badon
study seems to connect Arthur to the areas of North York near
Hadrian’s Wall, no further north than the Antonine Wall, on the west
to what is now Glasgow and to the East to what is now Edinburgh. This
also connects to the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth. There were
three Legion cities during the Roman times; York, Chester and Caerleon.
Carlisle is mentioned as the headquarters for Arthur in many
manuscripts. The Brigantes were the victorious tribes that won the
Northern or Pictish shores of the Solway. The same area that King Arthur
was born in. So, Carlisle is very important in the history of Britain
but also in the role that Arthur led in becoming the peacemaker of the
people. Arthur was born in 559 AD. When Columba ordained King Aedan of
Dalriada in 574, records show Arthur being Aedan’s eldest son.
Arthur’s mother was Ygerna del Acqs, the High Queen of the Celtic
kingdoms. Ygerna was married to Gwyr-Llew, Dux of Carlisle. The Duke of
Carlisle had been sent south to become Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall. During
this time is when Aedan
of Dalriada became totally enthralled with the beauty of Ygerna or
better known as Igrain. Later on in years, after Cornwall had died, Igraine
married Aedan making Arthur a legitimate heir to the thrown.Briton was
being invaded by the Anglo- Saxons during the rein of King Aedan.
He was not successful in defeating the Angles. All sides including the
original Scots who are now the Irish and Scandinavians were threatening
Dalriada. The Pics and Alba were fighting over their rights in what is
now Scotland. The Christian Church was growing stronger each day and the
Old Celtic ways were being forgotten. Pendragon
and Merlin are both titles, Pendragon meaning Head Dragon of the Island,
King of Kings and Guardian of the Celtic Island. Merlin meant Seer to
the King. Merlin’s real name was Emrys of Powys, the son of Aurelius.
The Merlin was also an elder cousin to King Aedan. Merlin was a Celt
Priest and Vivien del Acqs, the grandmother of Arthur was the Queen of
Avalon and High Priestess of the Ancient Celtic Religion. Arthur was
supposed to unite the two religions but his conscience to be loyal to
ONE religion swayed him to make Christianity the dominating religion of
was the son of King Gabran and Lluan of Brecknock. Lluan was a direct
descendent of Joseph of Arimathea, therefore entitling King Aedan mac
Gabran of Scots to receive the title of Pendragon and the first to be
ordained by Columba, a Catholic priest.
575 AD, at the age of sixteen, Arthur was appointed sovereign Guletic
(commander). Arthur did have brothers. Their names were Eochaid Find, Domingart
and Eochaid Buide. He was not an only child. Merlin was appointed to
Arthur because he was the eldest. One may conclude that Merlin did raise
and protect Arthur. There was a relationship between Arthur and his
half-sister Morganna or Morgan le Faye the wife of King Urien of Rheged
and Gowrie (Goure). Many people frowned on this act of incest but to the
Celtic Britain, it was perceived as the dual nature of God, the ancient
principle of the ‘sacred sister-bride.’ A son named Modred was born
from this union. Modred
plays a significant roll in the destruction of Arthur’s realm that
will be discussed later on in this series. The old transcripts were
confusing to many scholars because of the Welsh-Scottish resemblance of
the Gaelic language. Wales and Scotland were very close allies and
friends throughout this time frame. The remainder of the story shall
prove a theory of Lancelot, Galahad and Perceval also being Scots.
mystic of Arthur continues with the people surrounding him before, during
and after his reign. The revered names of King Arthur's knights
represent a time of loyalty and chivalry to our modern era. The legends
are a now considered a very real part of Brittain's history. Merlin,
Lancelot, King Lot, King Uriens, Gawain, Gallahad and Perceval are the
figures remembered do dearly in the legend of Arthur. Who were Gawain,
Perceval and Gallahad? What were their stations in Arthur's Kingdom?
Gawain, remember through out the years as a loyal friend to Arthur. The
new theory has found documentation that Gawain was the son of Morgan Le
Faye and King Lot. Actually making Gawain the nephew of King Arthur and
might explain the favoritism that Arthur showed the young man. Arthur
took Gawain to the Grail Castle to worship. Gawain remained close to
Arthur even until Arthur was killed. Sir Gawain became the protecting
Knight of the Grail Castle. While Arthur was alive, Gawain did get to
wield Excalibur in Arthur's place.
was a cousin to Lancelot and Gawain. He was a bit younger than them.
King Percyvelle of the Waste Lands was Perceval's father and his mother,
the widow lady of Camelot, Lufamour. Lufamour seems to be the daughter
of Morgan Le Faye and King Lot. This would make Perceval Arthur's
nephew. Perceval became the King of Grail Castle after completing his
Holy Quest. He married Blanchefleur the daughter of King Clamadex. Here
was a true battle for the love of one's religion. Morgan Le Faye's
eldest son by Arthur was made the High Priest of the Celtic Church.
Perceval the youngest son of Morgan's was made the Grail King. Again,
old against new, Older against younger. What a time of turmoil for
Arthur's Kingdom! Perceval was the last Grail King.
Gallahad was the son of Lancelot and Lady Elaine. He too descends from
the Grail Kings on his maternal side. He was the last of the Grail Lords
that assigned twelve men to the "Order of the Saynt Graall."
The Grail Castle was destroyed after Perceval. What was the Grail? What
was the Round Table? All of these famous men served both. The new theory
of both of these will be explained in the next story.
Lancelot is a fairy tale to most. The brave gallant knight that rescued
Queen Guinevere from an abduction by her strongest enemy. The Lady of
the Lake plays a large roll in the up-bringing of Lancelot and Guinevere.
Lancelot states, “I come from across the Lake,” when he introduces
himself to Arthur. The reason being that he was raised by the dynamic,
Lady of the Lake. Guinevere was also raised by the same Lady of the
Lake. The Lady sent Lancelot to Guinevere’s service when he reached
manhood. Lancelot was sent by the Lady to kill three kings and learn his
real name. Who was Lancelot and where does his name stem from? Lancelot
conquered three kingdoms, “Patrick of the Hill Fort”, “Lymors”
and “Der Kal.” These lands entailed parts of Edinburgh, Tantallon,
Berwick and Melrose. The last kingdom he won was “Der Kal”, which
translates from King Ulrich’s Welsh dwr meaning river and cal or Kal
meaning winding. Cal (winding) + Der (river) = Calder. There are two
Calders on the Southwest side of Edinburgh both on the sandy shores of
the Almond River.
Lady of the Lake wanted Lancelot to win his rightful fortress named “Dodone.”
Lancelot first had to fight Prince Meleagant whom held the mighty
fortress. There had been two previous matches between Meleagant and
Lancelot in which Lancelot won but King Ulrich allowed Meleagant to
live. The third and final battle, Guinevere was there to witness the
defeat of Meleagant. Guinevere gave the order for Lancelot to behead
Meleagant was beheaded, he heard a woman’s voice cry out to him, “You
are Gallahad.” The name of Lancelot was after his grandfather Galahad
or Anguslus which translates to Angus. Lancelot by birth was The Angus.
King Anguselus, King Loth and King Hoel (Howell) were all three present
at the coronation of King Arthur. The lands of Dodone was in
Guinevere’s dowry to Arthur. Arthur gave the old lands of King Orge to
Ulrich upon Arthur’s marriage to Guinevere to prevent a war. These are
the lands that Lancelot won.
modern position of these lands is Stirlingshire. Stirling Castle is
built on the ruins of Dodone. Lancelot is derived from the Old French;
l’Ancelot, in Gaelic is pronounced Aguselus.
Ban or Braidan was Lancelot’s father and his mother was Vivien Del
Viviane’s mother was Viviane Del Acqs, The Dynasty Queen of Avalon.
These ladies were of direct descent of Joseph of Arimathea. They were
also the Queens of the ancient Celtic Christianity
dark ages held many myths. King Arthur’s wife Guinevere is one of those
myths. Every scholar, historian and poet have recognized Guinevere but
with reluctance. One reason for the apprehension is the lack of
supporting documentation. Some historians claim there were 3 Guineveres
who were married to Arthur. The Guinevere that is told in this part of
the New Theory is his first wife Guinevere of Orrge.
a Celtic Priestess, due to inherit most of Briton upon her marriage.
She was the daughter of King Orrge of the Douglas River. He father had
been defeated by King Urien of Gorre. Guinevere’s father wanted her to
be well trained to defend her large estates so he sent her to the Roman
training camp at Caerlaverock on the east bank of the Nith. She received
full training to become a commander in an army. While she attended the
training, she met Arthur.
speaks of Guinevere’s beauty. She was very handsome in her strange
ways. Imagine a stout built woman of average height with long dark
golden hair and dark blue eyes that is a trait of her Scandinavian
blood. A fair skinned warrior that was one of the richest women of all
times. Many men pined for her.
did something UN-heard of in her time, she chose to marry Arthur. This
broke the earlier arrangement made by her father to King Urien.
Guinevere took with her to Sterlingshire, The Round Table. This was
along with all the lands of Briton she possessed.
was extremely angry at Guinevere’s decision. He chose revenge on Guinevere
and Arthur. Urien began by waging war on Arthur. They fought four
battles. Arthur was the victor in all four. Urien did not give up. He
was more determined than ever before to take what was promised to him.
Urien changed his strategy to concentrate on Guinevere. Urien abducted
Guinevere on two separate occasions. Guinevere was held captive for a
year on the first kidnapping. Lancelot and Sir Gawain came to
Guinevere’s rescue. Lancelot faced Meleagent, the son of Urien in a
battle. Lancelot won but let Meleagent live. Meleagent wounded Lancelot
as Lancelot turned to leave with Guinevere. Lancelot promised to finish
it by arranging a meeting one year from that day with Meleagent.
holds to her strange ways by keeping heads of her enemies in jars.
These jars went with her every place she went. Guinevere’s Coat of
Arms bore 3 doves. These doves represented her religious beliefs of St.
Julien. Through out the next 15 years or so, Guinevere is held as a
ruthless Queen, she feared nothing or no one. Many people of ancient
Briton compare her to Queen Bodicca. She never gave Arthur any children
but she did have a son Lohot before she married Arthur. The father of
Lohot is not mentioned.
Arthur made Modred co-regent of Briton with Guinevere. Guinevere married
Modred in an ancient Celtic ceremony. This was not understood by many.
The purpose of the marriage was for religious reasons. Modred was the
High Priest of the Celtic realm. Guninvere was a High Priestess,
therefore the union was excepted. Guinevere was older than Modred but by
the amount of years is not known.
second abduction of Guinevere has been refereed to a ‘Sleeping Beauty’
scenario. King Urien has kidnapped Guinvere again. This time Guinevere
gave in to the demands of the King. His demands were for all her
properties she owned. Once she had agreed to his demands, Urien threw
her in a snake pit. Guinevere is bitten on the finger by a viper. Lohot
rushes to defend his mother. He tries to save her but only to arrive and
find her already dead. This is when Lohot is killed. His head is entered
into the tomb of his mother’s along with her body. This happened
before Arthur went to the Continent to search for the Holy Grail.
Guinevere was buried at Avalon. Modred was left as regent of Briton.
Before Arthur left, he did remarry another Guinevere. Guinever,
the first wife of Arthur was buried in her home, Avalon.
Round Table and Grail Lore is a significant part of the Arthur legend.
These two items are representation of fairness, equality, justice and
faith. These were Holy relics in a time of turmoil.
legend handed down for 150 centuries states that Arthur sat at a circular
table that had no head position so all men where equal that sat at it.
Thirteen men sat at the Round Table. These thirteen were equal to each
other. The group at the Round Table were the reigning Lords of the Isle
of Britain. The name of these Kings were; Anguselus, Vrianus, Cadvallo
laurh venedotorum, Strater or Eddelin demetorum, Cador cornubie,
Gillamaurus Hibernia, Meluasius Isslont, Doldavius Ysogottlont,
Gunuuvasius Orcadum, Loth Llychlyn and Aschilllus Dacorum. These eleven
kings sat in high counsel with Arthur and Perceval. The number 13
represents Christ and his twelve apostles. This made Arthur's Round
Table Holy according to ancient beliefs. This is compared to the Grail
Lore. Thirteen men sat on the counsel for the Sacred Holy Grail.
from all nations have been searching for the Round Table for hundreds
of years. Modern scholars have been able to translate the old languages
used by William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien of Troyes,
Gildas, Aneirin and Nennius into our modern languages. The translation
is able to describe the Round Table more accurately. Wace's adaptation
of Monmouth states: "Fist Artus la Roonde Table" =
"Arthur made a tabled rotunda." Rontundas represented early
Christianity by duplicating the Tomb of Christ. Reverend Dr. William
Stukely published a flyer about and ancient building he found in 1720.
He found it on the Caron River bank near Falkirk. The local folks called
this unusual structure 'Arthur's O'on." The people believed it to
be a giant oven to bake bread for Arthur's army. The funny shaped
building made from stones looked like a huge beehive from the exterior.
This structure was a circular, beehive type, built of forty courses of
ashlar blocks. These blocks were place upon an elevated square platform
without the use mortar.
O'on aligned with the midsummer sunrise, very similar to Stonehenge.
Dr. Stukely published a book in 1743 called ABURY. This is the year
Arthur's O'on was demolished to use the stones to build a dam. The
drawings of Stukely were near perfect measurements. The flyer can still
be seen at Glostenbury to this day. Linguistic evidence plainly shows
that Arthur's O'on is the origin of the Round Table. The O'on was used
to house Holy relics and a place of worship. The Round Table branched
into the "ORDER OF THE ROUND TABLE." This was a religious
military order compared to the Knights of the Thistle.
lore has been much easier to verify it's existence. The Grail Castle
for Joseph of Arimathea to house the Grail, dish, bowl or cup that
Christ used at the Last Supper then Joseph used it to catch Christ's
blood when Christ's side was pierced on the cross. Joseph, Mary Magdelon
with her children and a few other early Christians came to the Isle of
Britain to build a special place to hold the 'Cup of Christ'. By the 5th
century the cup had been lost due to many invasions of the Isle. Joseph
of Arimathea was made St. James. St. James wanted a secret fortress to
hold the Holy relic so he built the Grail Castle. The patrons of the
Grail Castle formed the "ORDER OF THE HOLY GRAIL." The
organization is structured on the basis of the Round Table. It consists
of thirteen men to sent on the high counsel.
Order of the Grail is the only ancient Christian organization from Britain
that exists now. The Knights Templar can honestly claim it's heritage.
The Order of the Grail is the foundation for the Knights Templar.
have interpreted the ancient manuscripts that were originally Celtic
languages as Old French therefore causing certain words to have
different meanings than those languages that were of Old German origins.
Bard Taliesin gave a description of Avalon as 'insula pororum Fortunata'
which in Old French translates to island of apples. The Bard spoke
Celtic which is a form of Old German therefore the description he
offered means island by the sea that has profuse vegetation and the
inhabitants lived very long lives, in German. King Orry was Guinevere's
father. Old French had his name spelt Gorre (Gorray). Gorray would have
been the lands in Brittany. Another pronunciation was found by Chretien
de Troyes and Marie de France. The two poets stated that Guinevere was
from the lands of Gorry-Gorree. This changed the land mass from Brittany
to the Isle of Man. This location would explain the strange spelling of
Guinevere. Her name was pictish. The Picts were ruling the Isle of Man
at the time of Arthur.
opens a new door or possibly a very old one to the legend of Arthur. Why
the Isle of Man and not Glastonbury? What supporting documents are
available on the location of Avalon? The King of Norway, Marie de France
and the Perceval manuscripts all coincide with Lancelot's description of
his trip to Avalon. Perceval's coronation and marriage is recorded as
so: Several vessels then transported the wedding party to a small
island, which stood off shore, about a mile away (from Galoches).This
island was the loveliest in the world. It was perfectly square nobody
could tell which side was longest. Named for a pagan King Tadus, who
built it's walls before he became converted, it was ruled by his son
Bademagus, the most courteous man of his time. The walls about the
island were very high and cut of red sandstone, entirely surrounded by
the sea but laid upon bedrock. They were crenellated and wide enough for
two chariots side by side. There were four towers at the four corners
supported upon pilings and sustained by vaults. There was a massive
drawbridge operated by pulleys. An Arm of the sea came almost up to the
walls, over which was the famous sword bridge where many a head was cut
off when Meleagant was lord. On the island was a cemetery where lay many
dead under tomb slabs covered in writing giving the names of the barans.
There were many rare trees on the island, and they gave off lovely
perfumes, which please immensely, and in their midst was a fountain
where the water issued from a copper horn. It was sweet and cold, none
better anywhere. There was only one entrance to the isle, which was
closed otherwise, and the entrance was through one most elaborately
constructed portal. The abbot had just ordered dinner for the king when
suddenly the heavens split. Nobody could even see anyone else. The
thunder followed the lightening so closely that each bolt seemed to fall
on each man's head. The torment raged so fierce that the trees were
uprooted and hurled against the walls. The ocean was so whipped that the
waves leaped the ramparts, flooding the isle until everything was afloat
and everyone would have drowned if each had not instantly leaped to the
walls. Then the weather worsened, causing such suffering as our
ancestors have never before experienced. The king huddled upon the stone
wall and the queen beside him, both struck by such floods of sea water
that they were nearly swept away. There they clung, day and night, for
three days and three nights, without food or drink, or sleep, or rest.
The Queen mother died. When the weather cleared, they saw that all their
ships had been lost. When the waters drained away, a horrible stench
arose from the cemetery.
across in Galoches say the storm and sent boats and barges and galleys
from Galoches to the island, but most of them could not endure the
stench. Survivors of the storm hid in the forest and ate game. When the
king returned later to the island, he was able to report the stench had
come from the corpse of Joseph of Arimathea's wife. She had been pagan.
of Arimathea needed a grand place to store the Holy Grail. When he had
arrived at the Peel castle owned by a Pictish pagan king, Joseph knew
this was the chosen place. It took many years for Joseph to convert this
King. The Old King finally accepted Christianity and the Order of the
little island is St. Patrick's island off the west side of the Isle of
Man. The ruins of Peel Castle remains even today. This small island was
a very important place of worship in the early Catholic Church. So
important that the pope actually sent Saint Germanus there in the 5th
century. St. Patrick preached there in 444. St. Germanus was there to
convert the pagans to Christianity and he did accomplish what he was
sent there to do. St. Germanus was also a very fair man, he allowed the
Grail ceremony, Easter and All Saints day to be incorporated into the
John Rhys and other scholars had translated the old languages with
supporting documentation that Avalon, the Grail Castle and Arthur's
third castle Galoches was indeed on the Isle of Man. Garvase of Tilbury
painted King Arthur in a royal establishment, claiming that the palace
was in the three-sided, three-legged Island of Sicily.
mystery still remains why the legend was moved to Glastonbury and Wales.
A hypothesis is; King Henry II was so obsessed over the predictions of
Merlin, that King Arthur would come back again that Henry actually had
the evidence moved to Glastonbury so he could have the Bishops keep a
very close watch. When Glastonbury burned, Henry II had it completely
rebuilt. It was not completed at his death so Richard the Lion heart
finished the task.
New theory had been fully documented through out the past 1500 years.
The information stating that Arthur was a real king, Guinevere being a
Celtic Princess, Camelot being a real place and all the other people
mentioned as once living and fighting for their beloved religions,
exists. The Grail Castle and Avalon has now been translated from old
new theory maybe just a legend to some but to one who believes, Arthur,
his realm, his castles and Avalon was once a reality, some fifteen
hundred years ago
= FERRITHER = DUIBNE NOR = ARTHUR OG = FERRITHER = DUIBNE FALT DHEARG =
FERRITHER = DUIBNE DEARG = DUIBNE DONN = DIARMAID O'DUIBNE+GRAINNE
= 1DUIBNE & 2 ARTHUR
MALCOM GILLECOLLUM+BEAUCHAMP = GILMORY & CORCARUO & DUNCAN
DRUMANACH, <GILMORY> = NACHTAN = MACNAUTHTON FAMILY, <CORCARUO>
= CLANUILINS IN IRELAND,
<DUNCAN> = DRUMMOND FAMILY. BEAUCHAMP = BEACHAMP FAMILY.
PAUL AN SPARAIN & ARTHURS. PAUL = EVA = DUNCAN = COLIN = GILLESPIC
& IVER. GILLESPIC = DUNCAN & DONALD & DUGALD. ARTHURS =
MACARTHURS OF INISTRYNICH, DARLEITH FAMILY OF LENNOX. <DUNCAN> =
DUGALD = GILLESPIC = COLIN MOR = NEILL & GILLESPIC & DUGALD,
<NEILL> = HOUSE OF ARGYLL. <GILLESPIC = DUGALD> = CAMPBELLS
OF CRAIGNISH. <THOMAS> = MACTAVISH
CAMPBELLS, <IVER> = MACIVER CAMPBELLS. <EWEN BROTHER OF GILLESPIC
SON OF DUGALD> = CAMBELLS OF LOUDOUN. <DUNCAN
BROTHER TO GILLESPIC AND EWEN> = MACARTHUR CAMPBELLS OF STRACHUR.
Campbells can trace their roots to these points.
Of Wales by Davies, University of Wales
Arthur web site of Mr. Green/Oxford University
of the Holy Grail by Gardener
Blood Holy Grail by Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln
Arthur by Norma Lorre Goodrich
'Bloodline of the Holy Grail 'and 'Holy Blood Holy Grail'are both written
by Knights Templars. I strongly feel that with the Templars being a form
of a religious order and active in the Catholic Church that their
records of genealogies, marriages and kingdoms are factual. Due to the
MANY invasions of Great Britain, church records are a very good source