|Scholars 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.
This 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
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.
Those 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
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
Joseph 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 Holy Grail.
This 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 Christian teachings.
Sir 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.
The 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.
The 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 documentation.
This 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.