Knights of the Round Table
Sir Arthur’s court is a much talked about topic in the pages of history. And hence, the Knights of the Round Table are a much known term too. This is basically because knighthood is such a popular topic that is still being worked upon by researchers. The highest posts and precious, esteemed designations among the knights who used to sit on a round table conference with the king were known to be the Knights of the Round Table. This being the etymology of the set of words, the esotericism has much more to be explored.
The knights had a permanency and hence, many say that their names were carved out and inscribed for getting their places and positions retained throughout. The recording of the actual number of these knights are quite dubious as the numbers recorded range from 24 to 1600. Hence, it is really difficult to state the exact number of such knights.
Sir Lancelot was one of the most well known, and one of the most important knights who joined this round table from its very inception. The Arthurian style round tables had many knights and some of them were,
- Sir Gawain
- Sir Percival
- Sir Kay
- Sir Gareth
- Sir lamorak
- Sir gaheris
- Sir Galahad
- Sir Tristan
And so on and so forth …among these knights sir Lancelot was the most famous one. The two most important qualities that the knights must have were:
In fact the knights were known for their loyalty towards the king and their gallantry, they prowess, their valour and audacity as well. Chivalry in their nature was another significant aspect as well. Knighthood was quite a respected acronym and hence, they had to retain that power, that pomp, that respect and that prestigious position.
This entire concept of knighthood and this Knights of the Round Table was all about giving a few knights more importance over the others, valuing them and empowering them too. Though the knights were powerful and courageous, the king used to rule the roost. He was the all salient and central character rather the protagonist of the round table facet. The authoritative power was in the hands of the king .