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Sir Gawain


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Preface to the Second Edition

Foreword by Mildred Leake Day



1--The British Cuchulainn

Modena: On the Road to the Green Chapel
The Three Sons of Lugh: Gawain, Cuchulainn, and Gwri
Gawain of Galloway: The Birth of a Hero

2--The Rise of Gawain

The Son of the Goddess
The Besieged Lady and the Kingly Champion
From Fair Unknown to Champion of Rome

3--The Green Gome: Otherworldly Chivalry and the Round Table

A Christmas Game at Camelot
The Challenger and the Challenge
The Goddess and the Fairy Bride

4--A Knight Adventurous: Gawain and Women

The Knight Who Loved Too Much
The Loathly Lady and the Responsible Knight
Seeking the Noble Path: Gawain in the World of Chivalry

5--The Fall From Grace: Gawain's Path to the Grail

Rites of Passage: Gawain at the Castle of Ladies
The Search for the Ineffable: Grail Quest and Champion
The Quest Continues: Gawain at the Turning of the Ways

6--Mary's Knight: The Grail Champion Restored

Gawain at the Castle of the Grail
The Hidden Road to the Grail

7--The Death of Gawain: A Hero Transformed

The Deepest Depths: The Highest Heights
The Green Knight at Camelot: The Story of Gawain Restored

Appendix 1: The Childhood of Gawain

Translated by Prudence Jones

Appendix 2: The Arming of Gawain

Appendix 3: The Chapel in the Green

Appendix 4: The Sweet Sorrow

Appendix 5: Aspects of the Goddess in the Major Tests



About the Author

John Matthews has authored over sixty books, including The Grail: Quest for Eternal Life and The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom. A foremost expert in the Arthurian legends and esoteric wisdom of the Celtic traditions, he teaches and lectures around the world. He resides with his wife, Caitlin, in Oxford, England.

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