I found myself much more bored with the tales of chivalry and being worthy enough to use the shield, find the grail, etc. The tales of magic and mystery in the first part of this unit were much more interesting to me.
And I have to say, since finding out and accepting my place in Slytherin house, I’ve become much more sensitive to the bias against snakes and serpents. 🐍
So much of this is just about being “good” (AKA pure, chivalrous, the best fighter, etc.) enough to do things. How boring.
I do wonder why Excalibur changed so many details of the original legend.
Bibliography. King Arthur: Tales of the Round Table by Andrew Lang and illustrated by H. J. Ford (1902).
Image source: Slytherin crest