- n. The illegitimate son of King Arthur, who ultimately killed him in battle.
“Reluctantly I disagree, From what I have seen of Mordred, that is unlikely.”
“A lot of the boys that help with the nets are called Mordred, or Medraut.”
“As for my name, half the boys in the islands are called Mordred, Medraut ....”
“His early work was frankly imitative of Tennyson; he even attempted to add to the Arthurian legends with a drama in blank verse entitled Mordred (1895).”
“He wrote to me that the "Mordred" now in the palace must be the one. ”
“For example, Mordred finds a magical pendant that gives him more power.”
“A very vivid dream in which I was telling my mother about a plan to write a novel about the daughter of Modred (or Mordred), great villain of the cycle of King Arthur tales.”
“Big scenes in the "Death of King Arthur" include Arthur's hand-to-hand combat with the rapist cannibal giant of Mont St. Michel, the death in battle of Sir Gawain at which even his killer Mordred weeps and the death of Arthur himself—in this version with no consoling hints of a future return.”
“Malory had borrowed this from an older, 4,000-line poem but had trouble with it, because it blames the fall of the Round Table not on the romantic adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere but on the queen's more straightforward treachery with Mordred, which halts Arthur just as he is on the brink of marching on Rome.”
“As Gawain jumps forward to finish Mordred off with his dagger”
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