Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur Topics for Discussion

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What is Merlin trying to achieve in the Druidic rituals incorporated in the Fires of Mai Dun. How does he expect the ancient Gods to help against the Saxon invaders? Is it to somehow unite all the people of Briton in an unconquerable mass, or is the magic intended to have an effect on the Saxons? Discuss Merlin's motivation for the fires of Mai Dun.

At Dunrovia, before Mai Dun, Bishop Emrys compares the principle of human sacrifice incorporated in the Christian faith with those of other religions, particularly the Druid religion. What is the commonality among all religions and why is the Christian faith fundamentally different? Discuss.

Current festivals, mostly Christian are based on the solstices and equinoxes of the earth's rotation around the sun. Which festivals or feasts still exist in the modern world and obviously originated in pre-Christian Briton, either by...

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