Check out episodes of Of Swords and Magic below!
Episode 4 – The Work of Chrétien de Troyes: The Knight with the Lion
Episode 4 is a continuation of our discussion of Chretien de Troyes’ Arthurian Romances, with “The Knight with the Lion”. The first story on record of Sir Yvain, this tale includes everything from love and betrayal, to lions and dragons, to the meaning of loyalty. Join me for a 3-hour storytelling packed with action, magical springs and the strongest of love from unexpected places.
Episode 3 – The Work of Chrétien de Troyes: The Knight of the Cart
Episode 3 discusses Chrétien de Troyes’ iconic romance, “The Knight of the Cart”. As the first story we have in record of Sir Lancelot, we’ll discuss Arthurian legend’s most famous knight, his immeasurable love for Guinevere and the many trials he faces for her. Join me for a wild tale of heated battles, lusty maidens, virtuous honor, utmost courage…and small promises that go a long way.
(Link to the video described at the end of the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUTw-rFRU7o&t=21s)
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Episode 2 – Religion in Arthurian Legend
In Episode 2, we’ll discuss how religion affects plot line in standard Arthurian literature, how it’s incorporated into symbols throughout the legend, and how tales can alter when one religion dominates the other.
Episode 1 – A Beginner’s Guide to Arthurian Legend
Episode 1 is an introduction to Arthurian legend; discussing the major characters and main plot lines that remain constant in the legend, no matter the version or adaptation. Whether new to the legend, or an old pro, join me for an hour of knights, witches, queens and magic!