A legend is a story about extraordinary deeds that has
been told and retold for generations among a group of people. Some legends are thought to have a historical basis, but may also contain elements of magic and myth.
King Arthur legends are based on a 5th or 6th
century Celtic warlord who lived in Wales and led his people to victory against Saxon invaders. The warlord was said to have been fatally wounded in battle and buried in the abbey of Glastonbury, where a gravestone can still be seen bearing his name.
Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur