Every Christmas I read “Sir Gawain” as translated by J.R.R. Tolkien.

     “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is a wonderful tale from the Middle Ages about a knight from King Arthur’s court.  The court is celebrating Christmas and feasting when they are visited by a knight all in green:  His skin, hair and even his horse are green!  I recount the tale in my novel, “Heavily Lidded Lion,” available on Amazon.com

     The Green Knight issues the challenge to have one person strike him once with his big, green axe, as long as that person agrees to receive the same done to himself one year and one day from the current event.  King Arthur is about to accept the challenge when Sir Gawain takes the challenge instead for the King.  Sir Gawain cuts off the Green Knight’s head but he does not die!  The rest is the stuff of medieval legend and an amazing Christmas tale.  I recommend everyone read it and I guarantee it will launch the reader into the holiday spirit and season!

Pax Vobiscum!

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