There are many things that may happen in life that are not only impressive, they are downright astounding. They may have to do with many different factors in life, sometimes with the place where we live and at other times, it could be something out of history. When it is the combination of the two, however, you really have a recipe for something fantastic.
Sometimes, there are ancient myths that are lost to history but they may be based more on facts than what most people realize. Over the course of time, some of the truths about what is in these lists may fade but that doesn’t mean that at one point, something similar happened and the story was passed down from generation to generation. Perhaps that is the case with Excalibur.
Excalibur is a sword that, according to legend, belong to King Arthur. It was said to be associated with the sovereignty of Great Britain but some people also attributed magic powers to the sword as well. Perhaps you’ve heard about the sword in stone, which is based on the same weapon but in many cases, these two are kept separate. According to the legend, it was used by Arthur to kill the Irish king and was one of his most valuable possessions. According to many legends, it was thrown into Dozmary Pool in Cornwall.
That is where the story takes a rather interesting turn. A seven-year-old girl, Matilda Jones, found Excalibur in the same lake where it was supposedly thrown according to the myth. It was a rather casual find on her part, but epic nonetheless.
Matilda was paddling in the pool with her father when she found the 4 foot long metal sword.
Coincidentally, the legend of King Arthur was only told to Matilda and her sister just a few days during the time that they were on their holiday in Cornwall.
“It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle,” Jones told The Star. “She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword.”
“I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realised it was a sword. It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake.”
Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur into Dozmary Pool after the Battle of Camlann according to the legend. King Arthur died at that location. When he hurled the sword into the lake, and arm rose and grabbed it from the surface before disappearing back into the water.
Dozmary Pool is also home of the Lady of the Lake, which, according to legend, is where King Arthur what out to claimed Excalibur.
It is assumed that the sword is only about 30 years old and is probably from a movie prop.
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