>At 07:28 PM 2/17/96 +0000, you wrote:
>>A connection between Lancelot and any Celtic figure would be made
>>possible, if still not plausible, if Lancelot actually could be found in
>>a 'Celtic' text. He's not in any of the Mabiniogion tales, nor part of
>>the Ulster Cycle (or any Irish Sagas) nor in any of the Saga Englynion from
>>early Wales. Lancelot does not appear until 'the Matter of Britain' had
>>become a European literary tradition, so to equate him with something
>>just not on.
>>Mark Handley, Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
>Most of the sources I've read credit the French or Mallory with inventing
>ot, much like we invent characters to fill in the gaps of our cultural
>, i.e. deepthroat or the man in Oliver Stone's JFK. He just made it more
>sting... Anyone else out there think that First Knight was an abysmmal
>ise your left hand... A waste of Sean Connery's acting skills... not to
> the others involved in the project... I wish they would come out with an
> movie based on the likely realities of it, ie a Celtic Overlord uniting
>ns... wouldn't be any less interesting...
>Robert Anders, Academic Free Agent, ConnecticutA'm swynsei Math, Cyn bum
> I had been marked by kind, before I became immortal...
> Taliesin, in the Hanes Taliesen
> "It is Mor Cylch, the maze of life,' Tegid told me. 'It is trodden
>rkness with just enough light to see the next step or two ahead, but not
>t each turn the soul must decide whether to journey on or whether to go
> way it came.'
> 'What if the soul does not journey one? What if it chooses to go
>he way it came?'
> 'Stagnation and death,' Tegid replied with mild vehemence. He
>ritated that anyone would consider retreating."
> from The Paradise War, by Stephen R. Lawhead
>[log in to unmask] Robert Anders Connecticut, USA
Lancelot of the Lake is most decidely the god Lug. The etymology works out
"Lake (lac, lacus)" = Lug
Lan = Irish lamh, "hand, arm"
celot = calad, "hard"
In other words, Lug of the Hard-hand. As far as I know, there is no other
viable derivation for Lancelot's name.