Illustrations for inner booklet of album "Epic" by Aire&Saruman (russian music band). There is songs about heroes of GoT and Robin Hobb's books.
We enjoy quite a few unprecedented technologies today, but much more of the stuff that we use has been around for ages. Ancient humans may not have been able to text or upload selfies, but they enjoyed everyday objects like flushable toilets, chewing gum and nice purses just like we do.
One of the questions that has occupied those interested in King Arthur is whether or not he is a historical figure. The debate has raged since the Renaissance when Arthur's historicity was vigorously defended, partly because the Tudor monarchs traced their lineage to Arthur and used that connection as a justification for their reign. Modern scholarship has assumed that there was some actual person at the heart of the legends, though not of course a king with a band of knights in shining…
[Fantasy art] King Pellinore by mattdixon at Epilogue
Sir Bedivere casts sword Excalibur into the Lake. Sir Bedivere was a trusty supporter of King Arthur from the beginning of his reign, and one of the first knights to join the fellowship of the Round Table. He helped Arthur fight the Giant of Mont St. Michel, and later he was made Duke of Neustria. Bedivere had only one hand later in life, having lost one of his hands in a battle. He had a son called Amren and a daughter named Eneuavc.
Gorlois of Tintagel (Welsh: Gwrlais) was a Duke of Cornwall and Igraine's first husband before her marriage to Uther Pendragon, according to the Arthurian legend. Later versions give him a number of children, the most famous of which are Elaine, Morgause or Anna, and Morgan le Fay.
Cu Chulainn - (Irish mythology) - a hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. The son of the god Lug and Deichtine (sister of Conchobar mac Nessa), he was originally named Stanta. He gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Cu