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The King Stag, Chapter 9 Summary

Morgaine has now been in North Wales for about a year. It is almost Midsummer. Accolon returns home, and Morgaine tries to explain about the mix-up at Pentecost. This argument between them, however, is not settled. The household sits down for dinner, and there is robust debate over Britain as a Christian land deposing the pagans. The family is split on the issue of either worshiping the old ways of the Goddess or following Christianity, as much of the land is beginning to do. A large part of the change to Christianity has to do with Arthur publicly renouncing Avalon in support of the church. This sends a clear message to the land. It is a sore spot for many that still follow the Goddess, such as Morgaine, Uriens, and even his son Accolon.

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