The foundation of the Arthurian legend was “Prophetiae Merlini” (The Prophecies of Merlin).
Geoffrey of Monmouth built upon this to produce his very popular “Historia Regum Britanniae” (The History of the Kings of the Britons), which introduced the figure of Arthur to the world “stage” (c. 1136 to 1138 C.E.).
Later authors used Monmouth's book to build up the legend of King Arthur to what we know it as today.
The Chretien de Troyes romantic poems between 1160 and 1180 C.E. created Lancelot as a character and Camelot as the environment.
Much in line with Nietzsche who suggests that the world is sh*t, it has no meaning, anything is permitted and so you may as well create your own reality.
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