Only in Glastonbury: Myths and Legends

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Holy Grail

Holy Grail is a controversial Western European literature and art. It all began when Joseph of Arimathea brought the grail to Britain. For those who are not familiar with Joseph, He is a close follower of Jesus Christ. After the crucifixion, Joseph hurried to buy some linens to give Jesus Christ a proper burial. He became relevant to the story because history says that during late 12th century, he came across the path of a group name called Arthurian Cycle, he introduced himself as the first keeper of the Holy Grail. There’s interesting stories about Joseph arriving in Glastonbury. He was very tired and stuck his staff on the ground. Miraculously, the ground produced flowers into the Glastonbury thorn. There are stories that Joseph of Arimathea became a Christian and lately became a bishop in the Isles.

King Arthur

We heard of King Arthur probably hundreds of times already. People is proud to be part of the legend that is known to the world.

King Arthur is the MAN! He killed dragons and fought many battles. He was also known for having romantic relationships which were quite complicated. Many revisions of the story have been created to bring the legend back to life. When you hear the name King Arthur, Merlin is another person that comes first into our minds. He is the trust worthy advisor of the king. He was a cool advisor for he possesses magic powers yet a person with a humble heart. His love for King Arthur surpasses his love for himself. We hope that we could meet a person like Merlin, they are great treasures more than anything else.

What really started the story is when King Arthur pulled Excalibur sword out of a cursed stone. Many have tried to pull the sword but none of them are worthy, only King Arthur was deserving, so he completed an impossible mission that made him a true legend. He was good king until he fell in love with Guinevere, he made her a queen only to find out that she is secretly in love with someone else. The man’s name who broke King Arthur’s heart is Lancelot, one of his mighty knights. Once the affair is discovered, Guinevere and Lancelot went away to escape. However, the King’s love for his queen caused him to bore pain, so he pursued them into France, leaving his throne to Mordred. While he was away, Mordred claimed the throne. The King came back with another battle where he was deeply wounded. He threw the Excalibur into the lake and leaves England as he has no chance of winning anymore. He went to magic Isle of Avalon to cure himself with heavy heart. He made a promise that one day he’ll be back and claim the throne He once had.

Our First Letter

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We are so thrilled to show you the first letter we received from Ruth. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. If you can come to Glastonbury anytime, we’ll be happy to invite you for a cup of coffee. – glastoweatherwatch.co.uk

Hi Guys,

I saw your invitation to share our story about Glastonbury festival. I hope that this letter finds you well.

As I grow up, I noticed that there is no enough time to the things we want to do. Since I was a child, I was looking for a constant change to enliven my passion for learning and discoveries. There are so many places I want to go, sights to see, and people to meet. But then, I had to study and fulfill the dreams that other people set for me, there’s nothing wrong with it really, because they are the sweetest people who made me who I am today. If I have to live my life again, I won’t change a thing. For I am happy with every details of my life, simple details that gives meaning and color to my adventure book.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.- Helen Keller

My parents are very supportive when it comes to my passion, they always tell that they see their old self in me. I am a growing woman (I know) who refuses to grow old. There is always a place in my heart to be a kid, a state of mind I would forever keep, for it makes me younger and the people in my life happy. I love to travel to different countries, experience their culture and participate in many festivals.

One of my favorite festival is the Glastonbury Festival. The whole happenings are so fast because you enjoy it so much. There were times when I was in this festival that I just want to stay there forever. I just want the things to stay like that. My favorite time of the day is in the afternoon, you’ll see how the sky changes its color to dark bloody orange and it paints the sky with different shades. I can still picture those 5 days afternoon in Glastonbury.

As you look around, you’ll see people’s faces as if they escaped from another world that’s causing them stress. I actually feel the same. There is magic in staying here, you forget somethings that are no longer good for you. What can you ask for? You have a good crowd to hang out with, just chill and groove to the music. You will not get bored because it’s a party everywhere (just little bit relaxed). Another thing I love about Glastonbury festival is it serves as an eye opener to all the participants. They are not limited with a single believe, they are indeed radical people.

If my schedule permits, hopefully I get to participate again next year. If I can come next year, hopefully I get to meet you personally.

Ruth