Shop high-quality unique Sir King Arthur T-Shirts designed and sold by artists. Indeed, Robin Goodfellow is said to be born of a human mother and a god-like father in the form of Oberon (king of the fairies and Ob meaning serpent.) Our past has been hidden; our Gnostic heritage is untold; our birthrights stolen by a jealous Church. Unlike many of the other knights in the movie, he is the only original knight written solely for this movie, and not from the King Arthur folklore in … This in itself points out that both Robin and John were seen to each have their own followers very much like Jesus and John. Great Humor. It's a small place where King Arthur is surrounded by Brotherhood of Steel servants and men in T-51b power armor. I doubt it. Musical numbers include “He Is Not Dead Yet,” “Laker Girls Cheer” and “The Song That Goes Like This.” The Arthur who fought with dragons or serpents; the Arthur who married his Guinevere – the Queen of Serpents; the Arthur who would have a shape-shifting father named Uther, another term for Zeus. This balance of power continued, and in 417 AD the units of Comes Brittaniarum partially reoccupied the Saxon forts along the south-east coast. It was now time to move forward historically from the 5th century history to the medieval period. King Arthur, Hiccoughing Guard, Three-Headed Knight, Screenwriter John Cleese ... Sir Robin, Concorde, Roger, Maynard, Guard, Screenwriter Terry Jones Sir Bedevere, Three-Headed Knight, Prin, Dennis's Mother, Director, Screenwriter Michael Palin Sir Galahad, King, Knight, 1st Soldier with a Keen Interest in Birds, Dennis, Screenwriter But, as the Christians were destroying cultural history, there were those who defended it. The basic story is the same, but the names change. To contact the publishers go to www.dbponline.co.uk. What we also find however in some of the earlier tales is that Robin Hood and Little John – like Jesus and John the Baptist – were equals. Folklore tradition also tells us that Joseph of Arimathea visited these shores, and owned tin mines in Cornwall — although this I seriously doubt. But not just in the stone. Located in Norwich, VT, the company operates its own retail bakery, Baking Education Center, Baker`s catalog and Baker`s store from its Vermont headquarters. Three questions. This probably referred to the southern regions and those parts of Britain previously held by the Romans. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In the connected tales of Robin Goodfellow, the ‘trickster of the woods’ also known as Puck, there is also the link of Sib, the fairy who lives in the hillside and is linked as being a ‘serpent spirit’ of healing. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) John Cleese as Second Swallow-Savvy Guard, The Black Knight, Peasant 3, Sir Launcelot the Brave, Taunting French Guard, Tim the Enchanter ): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Percival’s natural prowess, ultimately led him to King Arthur’s court where he immediately set off in pursuit of a knight who had offended Queen Guinevere. Kyler Peetz plays Sir Robin and Greg Ewart is King Arthur. Lancelot’s name first appeared as one of Arthur’s knights in Chrétien de Troyes’s 12th-century romance of Erec, and the same author later Could they really be tales of ancient Egypt and even Sumeria? By Philip Gardiner, The memory of these cultural additions seeped into the British consciousness and became British, Celtic, and eventually ‘New Age.’ This very real struggle for power and for the defense of the realm was an ideal backdrop to the mystery that is now called the ‘Arthurian cycle.’. These Scythians also brought many of the serpent related traditions I had previously found associated with Arthur in The Serpent Grail — including the worship of Uther/Zeus and the plunging of the blood soaked sword into and out of the ground as an offering to the Earth Goddess. He is a researcher, historian and propaganda expert based in the UK. The answer lies within the extremely clever way the Romans had previously cleared the country of what they called ‘barbarians’ – i.e. It is a secret held by all the civilizations of the globe, called many things, but essentially the same substance. But hey, whatever this is a comedy, who pays attention to the title car… Sir Robin, after wandering the forest for some time with his minstrels ("Brave Sir Robin"), encounters the Black Knight, who scares him off, but King Arthur, who happens on the scene, more or less defeats him by cutting off both his arms and legs, impaling his still-alive torso on a door, and leaving to give the Knights their shrubbery. ARTHUR. The movie is supposedly set in 932 A.D., and, of course, the story is King Arthur, which is quasi-fictitious anyway. The Romans had also been powerful enough to keep these settlements under control, and had more incentives to offer them in exchange for their loyalty, whereas Vortigern had no other choice and the new found settlers knew this. He is also green like the ‘Green Man,’ which is the special healing color attributed to many things surrounding the serpent cult — such as the Emerald Tablet, the color of initiation into Gnostic mysteries associated with the Masons, and the Green Glass of the Grail. He does Tours via www.powerplaces.com and his websites can be seen at www.gardinerosborn.com, www.serpentgrail.com, www.theshiningones.com and www.philipgardiner.net for more information. On Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire there is a huge earthwork, built by a British chieftain between 2900—2500 BC and later used by the Romans and Saxons. This history of the fifth-century Britons is interesting, but only partially of interest in our search for the Grail. But why did the Saxons delay their invasion? Brave Sir Robin is one of the four knights chosen by King Arthur to join him at the Round Table in Camelot in the movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, played by Eric Idle. If, as it seems, Britain was an important place, or even just as important as say Gaul, then why could Britain not also be the new home to the secret of the Grail? After they read the location of the Holy Grail, King Arthur and his knights had to cross the bridge. Even in the way he dies there are links with older mysteries. It’s no surprise to also discover that the Templars are very much associated with Robin, and many of the tales of Robin also match in format those of King Arthur. Robin falls in love with his lady of the waters or Queen of Heaven (a title also given to Isis the sister/wife of Osiris and also a title given to Guinevere) later to be known as the Maid Marion (Marion/Mary coming from Mer = Sea/water/wisdom) and in many ways is undermining the new Christian world that forced itself upon this ancient mixture of paganism. Philip Gardiner is the author of The Serpent Grail: The Truth Behind the Holy Grail, Elixir of Life and Philosopher’s Stone. The gang from the beloved King Arthur mythology is all here, like Sir Robin, Lancelot, and Lady of the Lake, except their backdrop, is more Excalibur Vegas-style than the stuff of Arthurian legend. Also, The Shining Ones: The World’s Most Powerful Secret Society Revealed, and the forthcoming Gnosis: The Secret of Solomon’s Temple Revealed. While traveling through the forest of Ewing with his faithful minstrels, he comes across a … GALAHAD. Walter Bower, in the 15th century, said that Robin Hood together with Little John and their companies rose to prominence. This was also the time when another character emerged who was also joined with a peculiar female counterpart and who materialized from the mists of history as a mythical hero. These peculiar and somewhat disturbing images to modern eyes are none other than the characters from the pagan past – gods and deities like Herne the ‘Horned God’ and many other images of Mother Goddesses. King Arthur and Sir Bedevere go one way, Sir Robin and his minstrels go through the dark woods, and Sir Gallahad ends up in the Castle Anthrax. Word then reached Vortigern that the Picts and Scots were massing on the borders, and he simply did not have the power to repel them. All of them were driven beyond the borders and the humiliated natives rescued from the bloody savagery which awaited them.”. “All For One” – King Arthur, Historian, Galahad, Bedevere, Sir Robin, Lancelot “Knights of the Round Table / The Song That Goes Like This” – King Arthur, Lady of The Lake, Company “Find Your Grail” – Lady of The Lake, King Arthur, Company “Run Away” – French Taunter, King Arthur, Sir Robin, Lancelot, Bedevere, Patsy, Company Osiris becomes Horus when resurrected and we find that it is Horus who is protected by the Wadjet snake — the green snake. KING ARTHUR (Late 30s-60s. The ‘tree of life’ is seen as ‘Robin’s Larder Tree,’ supplying all that could be required like the ‘Horn of Plenty’ or the ‘cauldron’ of Celtic folklore. Archaeological evidence of battles from the 5th century clearly show evidence that the Saxons were being repulsed and so we have actual archaeological evidence to back the tradition and texts of the battles of Ambrosius Aurelianus. It is seen clearly in the fact that the ‘plays’ of old, enacted by local people and paraded through streets, have changed titles across time and location. Often hath his pills cured our villeins when they ate too much pork, and my mother — rest her soul — said that naught under the sun was like his lectuary of Saint Evremond.”, Peter the Doctor speaks, “I deserve well of all my patients, but,” — and his eyes flashed — “that great swinehead oaf of a hermit monk — Tuck by name, and would that I could tuck him in the deepest, darkest hole in Windleswisp marsh! Could it be that the tales of Robin are more ancient than previously believed? With his eyes as wide and soft as a cow’s he looked as innocent as a mawkin, and asked me this and that about the cures which I had made, and ever he seemed the more to marvel and to gape at my wisdom and my power. This left Britain militarily vulnerable and weak, and by 410 the Anglo-Saxons were mounting a terrible invasion that set the countryside alight. Sir Robin is the fourth knight to join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Available in a range of colours and styles for men, women, and everyone. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Approaching the bridge, Sir Lancelot the brave agreed to be the first to face the bridgekeeeper's questions, as Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot didn't have as much courage. All Rights Reserved. Unlike most of the knights, Sir Robin is quite a coward and tries to avoid danger and fighting. It seems, however, that rather than settling warrior Barbarians on his coastlines in order to protect Britain, Vortigern opened the floodgates to the land-hungry Saxons. The porcine serpent! The economy collapsed, and by 461 Vortigern the Great was dead. The deed is done by the Abbess of Kirklees, who acts as the priestess in some ancient pagan ritual. Three questions. They are therefore and must be the ‘twins’ of Gnosticism, like Castor and Pollux – the duality and balance. Vortigern’s answer to his new Norse problem was to invite yet more foreigners to settle in the country, creating for them settlements called foederati. Many historians state that the true Arthur is elusive in the texts of the time, but there are still hundreds of Welsh texts that refer to Arthur and which have not yet been translated into English. Strange characters seen hiding in foliage, peeping out like messengers from the past. As many have previously stated there are strong links between the origins of Robin Hood and the Green Man, who is also the ancient Egyptian god Osiris and the Greek-Roman god Dionysus/Bacchus, and so we should hope to find something of interest in the many stories surrounding this enigmatic character. Whether there is any truth in it or not, the Historia Brittonium states that it was Vortigern who invited Hengist and Horsa, the Norse warriors, to settle in Kent, only to later argue and fight against them. In the popular retelling by Henry Gilbert (Robin Hood, 1912) we find mention of a pig-like serpent. However, the British message to the Emperor Honorius left open a small in-road just in case they were making a mistake. Even the Welsh monk Gildas (c.504—570) described how “the legions came into close contact with the cruel enemies and slew great numbers of them. He is the keeper of the Bridge of Death. Green Men sprang up in every sacred Christian place. Sir Percival was raised by his mother in ignorance of arms and courtesy. Sir Robin is the fourth knight to join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Was this wise council on Vortigern’s part? Robin Hood is therefore the ‘Bright Hood,’ a similar name to the Naga serpent worshippers or deities of India, with their illuminated serpent or cobra hoods. The exact date of their departure is not known, although Nennius, the eighth-century Christian historian, tells us that Vortigern had become King of Britain by 425 AD. For eight years then, between the Romans leaving and the Saxons invading, it appears that Britain enjoyed a brief time of relevant peace. The old system of Roman rule finally began to crumble. Robin is ritualistically bled to death like the ancient pagan sacrifices. King Arthur despairs of finding one, but Patsy cheers him up ("Always Look on the Bright Side of Life") and they find a shrubbery shortly after. King Arthur Flour, founded in 1790, is the oldest flour company in the United States. The cognitive connections between the outlaw and Robin the bird may be coincidental, but the possibilities of a Greenwood myth underlying the later outlaw traditions needs to be examined.” (Doel, Robin Hood: Outlaw or Greenwood Myth.). We must also look to the legends, for as we can see the tales of Robin Hood are not only linked to the ancient past they are also linked inextricably to the tales of Arthur and his search for the Holy Grail with instances like those of the knight Gawain decapitating the Green Giant and mysterious images of a Green Knight. GALAHAD. those people who would have either utilized inside intelligence to assist any invading force or who would have undermined the existing rule. As we have shown in The Serpent Grail, the Grail on the ‘first level’ or venom, is not place specific. Not being a Welsh scholar, I unfortunately have to leave this task to them, but we should remember that there is more yet to learn. Robin’s link with the ‘Horned God’ is also telling as he is Lord and Master over the human ‘animals’ of the Forest and they are guardians of their stolen treasure, like the hoarding, serpent Nagas of Hinduism. It is believed by many that the crescent shape of Robin’s bow recalls the crescent moon and horns of the pagan ‘Horned God,’ as does the horn Robin uses to call his people together. Of course, they would have been familiar with stories of a legendary ‘magical substance’ that could help soldiers recover, heal battle wounds, and ‘resurrect’ them in great numbers. The second act is a long one with the entire show lasting for over two hours. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Robin Hood may well have some aspects of his personality and acts in real people, but most historians would steer away from stating anything as fact. The person who might be the historical basis for the Arthurian legends could have lived in the 5th to 7th century, and 932 is right around the reign of Æthelstan, who was a king of the Anglo-Saxons and the first to proclaim himself King of the English in 927. As Fran and Geoff Doel point out in their book Robin Hood: Outlaw or Greenwood Myth, “the origin of Robin Hood was obscure … suggests a mythological or folklore origin.”. So Friar Tuck is like a snake-pig and Peter the Wise Doctor hopes to sell him “serpent oil.” It is likely that Gilbert used the “serpent oil” in the early nineteenth century as this peculiar substance was quite fashionable at the time and no matter how hard I searched I could not find Gilbert’s source material. Good singer. He asks each traveller five questions--. In the popular retelling by Henry Gilbert (Robin Hood, 1912) we find mention of a pig-like serpent. The Romans had brought the Scythians to Britain, and these Scythians also brought with them their cultural belief systems. There probably was an Ambrosius, an Arthur and a Vortigern, and they doubtless fought great battles and overcame terrible troubles. Graham Chapman: Arthur, King of the Britons / God / Middle Head of Three-Headed Knight / Hiccuping Guard at Swamp Castle. It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Britain wanted to stay in the Roman Empire, not as subjects but as allies aiding each other with trade and defense. This peace was shattered violently as the Saxons instigated their bloody onslaught in the summer of 410. He is seduced by the gorgeous women inside until the twin sister of Zoot, the owner, says the punishment for disobedience is "oral sex" and Sir … Exports of British copper, lead, tin, and much more were shipped across Europe and the Mediterranean. Puck incidentally is thought to have a much older pedigree, being traced back to an Irish Pan-like deity known as Pouka. Unlike most of the knights, Sir Robin is quite a coward and tries to avoid danger and fighting. They fought well, and in all probability, aided the Britons with training in their warrior ways. Passed down over millennia and altered by time? Following the death of Honorius, Rome suffered badly at the hands of usurpers and the final remnants of the Roman army vanished from Britain. King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. These same traditions and texts then tell us of a great King called Arthur, who upheld the pride of the British nation through various documented battles. Encounters the Black Knight fleeing from the past and those parts of previously... 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