How Arthur became king, the Sword in the Stone, and more!
King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake
Have you ever heard of different people in the King Arthur stories? Some of these people are Sir Lancelot, Merlin, Sir Ector, or Lady of the Lake. Sir Ector was a loyal ally of the King Uther. Sir Lancelot was Arthur's best friend. He was also a knight of King Arthur. Merlin was King Arthur's wizard or wise magician. He set the sword in the stone so that Arthur would be the one to pull it out and become king.
The Lady of the Lake was a magical creature who had an under water home. She was the one who gave Arthur his sword, Excalibur. Arthur asked Sir Bedivere to return Excalibur, Arthur's sword, to the magical lake. Pretending to do what Arthur asked him, Bedivere hid Excalibur under a bush. Bedivere said that the sword sank when Arthur asked what happened when he threw the sword into the lake. Arthur told him to go do the job when he knew Bedivere was lying. When Bedivere threw the sword into the lake, he saw the Lady of the Lake catch it. In a boat, three queens arrived and took Arthur away. They took him to the Isle of Avalon. It is believed that Arthur died there soon afterwards.