Download  Christian & European Traditions, Part I (Audio: Lecture III.2.2)

Christian & European Traditions, Part I (Audio: Lecture III.2.2)

The whole fairy lore that comes in then with the Arthurian romances from Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Scotland is Goddess infected: the fairy princess, the fairy godmother, Morgan le Fay, and those wonderful nine mysterious women who spirited Arthur away to Avalon, the land of the golden apples and so forth. All of this comes out of the earlier lore. — Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell delves deeply into the fascinating topic of the Celtic roots of the Arthurian Romances, and how that tradition combined and conflicted with Near Eastern Christianity to create a new culture.  He looks at the tension between feminine and masculine images of the divine that plays out in the tales of the Round Table.