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Avalon

Avalon is a legendary island in which the body of King Arthur is buried. He was supposedly brought there via boat by his half sister, Morgan le Fay[?]. According to some legends Arthur merely sleeps there, to awaken at some point in the future.

The word is an anglicisation of the Celtic "Annwyn", the realm of fairies, or netherworld.

It is possible that Avalon, as Arthur's burial island, refers to the 'isle' of Ely, which at the time was an island amid the East Anglian fenland, which has since been drained. However Medieval monks claimed to have found Arthur's body in Glastonbury, also built on an island-like hill.


Avalon is also the name of some places in the United States of America:



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