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This page needs to be totally rewritten as it is a carbon copy of the web page found at [1]. user:ChicXulub 06:51 - 29 Mar 2004 GMT

Nothing to worry about here: that site is a clone of Wikipedia. Matthew Woodcraft

Sorry, my bad :-) but it needed changing anyway. I had difficulty in understanding what the original passage was going on about. user:ChicXulub 20:48 - 29 Mar 2004 GMT

Perhaps he was dictating? ;-) CaptHayfever 13:01, 2 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Kurt Meder?


"He died in a tragic battle to the great knight kurt meder by sword." What on earth does this last sentence mean? --Iacobus 03:44, 23 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Several Versions


As that Galahad's actions, like most of the Knights of the Round Table, are numerously represented, would anyone mind me adding atleast two different interpretations of what happened? Wikipedia only has this meagre parsel of information, and there is so much more on the person. (I ask because I have too little time at the moment, but will have far too much later on.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Of course not, anyone can edit Wikipedia. But what do you mean, two different interpretations of what happened? None of it really "happened", as Galahad is a fictional character. If you are going to give different accounts, be sure to name what work you are talking about to avoid confusion. Let me know if there's anything I can do.--Cúchullain t/c 20:47, 10 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This character has many incarnations not mentioned on the page. While it's true that in the dominant Mallory story, Galahad is a sainted knight, who is hinted at being actually angelic, in other accounts I have read, his story is much different. Once, for example, I read a tale indicating Galahad's humanity. He was, then, much closer with Perceval and Bors, was the most adamant that Perceval's sister should not give blood (a part of the Quest for the Grail), and when at one point, Perceval and Bors go haring off to overthrow Saxons, Galahad goes with them, and he too is chastened by a sign from God. Also, there are many tales which don't mention Galahad actually being lifted into heaven in a physical form. Quite a few, especially later ones, feature him simply dying, or starving to death, because his life is fulfilled. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Memory's Fire (talkcontribs)

"table round"


I've seen it a few times and don't understand it: why "table round" instead of "round table"? --euyyn 01:01, 5 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

It's just another way to say the same thing. It's more dramatic, I suppose, like "maiden fair".--Cúchullain t/c 11:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]



This should be mentioned in the article to avoid confusion among them. Currently there is no article for Galehault, but mentioning it here encourages its creation. From Wikipedia:Red link:

Create red links to needed, unwritten topics. Removal of red links for nonexistent topics should not be done without careful consideration of their importance or relevance.

-- 10:03, 14 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

That does not mean that the red link should be in an otheruses header or in a see also section. It means that if there is an article that mentions the subject (I think Lancelot does), you can make the name a red link in the article. Unless you are going to open an account and start an article for Galehalt soon, we don't need to disambiguate here because there's nothing to disambiguate to. Additionally, there shouldn't be any confusion between the characters, because modern English almost always renders the son of Lancelot "Galahad", while the other knight is "Galehalt" or some variation.--Cúchullain t/c 11:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Historical Identity?


I've been trying to find out more about Gwalchmai, Gwalchaved, Lot, and their relations, and stumbled upon something that implied Galahad emerged from the early stories of Gawain (Gwalchmai's)brother, Gwalchaved. Is there anything to support this? ---G.T.N. (talk) 23:38, 27 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

None, beyond the names being somewhat similar. Gwalchaved's name only survives in a couple of mentions.--Cúchullain t/c 23:45, 27 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I was just checking around the time you replied, though, and found some unreferenced support on the EBK site. It also states, though, that it is more likely that Gareth and/or Gaheris came from Gwalchaved. Maybe a Gwalchaved page ought to be created linking to all three. I'll go ahead and make one and we can decide if this one site is enough support to link it here. ---G.T.N. (talk) 00:03, 28 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

What Does "Galahad" Mean?


What is the meaning of the name Galahad and what is its linguistic origin? --Calypsoparakeet (talk) 23:55, 14 June 2008 (UTC) Sounds Arabic. He could be Moorish soul brother. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:09, 29 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

An individual was so disliked by an Islamic entity that he was beaten into the creation of a sword which was then embedded in a stone in western Germany or eastern France; placed with the verse of forward or backward Latin. The re-embodiment of the beaten individual witnessed the placement of the sword and later removed the sword (a sword which is he) by speaking the very words that embedded the sword, but in linguistical reverse; not by strength, but by magic or divine providence. That is how Sir Galahad came to possess the sword; a legal right of one's self to have and use one's self. The Islamic individual later returned to the sword's stone and found that the sword was missing, at which he became distraught. So, yes, there could be an element of Arabic.Gnostics (talk) 17:05, 17 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

South Park Reference?


How is the fact that "[Galahad] is also mentioned in the Breast Cancer Show Ever episode of South Park," any less relevant than the rest of the last paragraph of the in popular culture section? Do you guys have something against the word breast? I really don't understand this. He's mentioned in the episode, just as he's mentioned in a couple songs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

It is a mere mention in one episode of a television show. This isn't a list of all pop culture references to Galahad, or else the page would be unmanageably long. The only things we need there are references where Galahad is featured prominently, or his appearances in major works.--Cúchullain t/c 19:29, 8 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

One of Vonnegut's characters in Deadeye Dick claims that Sir Galahad was a Jew, being "the last living descendant of that wandering Jew, Joseph of Arimathea". Is this just another example of Vonnegut's inexhaustable imagination, or does it really come from some Arthurian legend? --Thrissel (talk) 22:07, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Galahad and a number of other characters are said to be descendants of Joseph of Arimathea in the Vulgate and Post-Vulgate Cycles; descent from David is also claimed. He himself isn't specifically said to be a Jew; the depiction of him is certainly very Christian. That part is probably all Vonnegut.--Cúchullain t/c 22:13, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! --Thrissel (talk) 01:50, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Modern Portrayals of Galahad


I'm thinking that this section should be split into two sections: one concerning serious modern interpretations of Galahad and another concerning the use of Galahad in modern culture/literature. Also, is there any point to discussing every novel that satirizes Galahad? Stellaciel (talk) 21:03, 16 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]



This site (http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/galmenu.htm) has an enormous list of texts concerning Galahad and images. Should we try to incorporate the information/references into this article? Maybe make a list of major works, like in the Holy Grail article? Stellaciel (talk) 21:03, 16 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]



Richard asr (talk) 15:40, 11 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]