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King Arthur and Jesus Christ Ron Couts University of Phoenix Com/170 Dr. Phil Johnson November 2, 2011 |

For centuries, tales of heroes and their quests have fascinated both the young and the old. Two of the most recognized heroic stories passed down are the legends of King Arthur and Jesus. The legends of both of these heroes closely resemble one another. Both legends include a magical conception a humble but glorious life, and a horrible death at the hands of evil. The striking similarities between the legendary figures of Jesus Christ and King Arthur have caused many people to speculate the shared mythology between the two is actually the same story. With each telling, details have often changed to accommodate the current needs or cultural differences of the people. The first major resemblance in the stories is their origins. Their conceptions share a parallel in the fact they are both highly unusual. Both characters are conceived in a mystical way. Jesus is conceived indirectly by the Holy Spirit, and Arthur by a king disguised by sorcery. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is miraculously impregnated while remaining a virgin. According to the story, Mary is visited by angels who told her she is chosen to be the mother of the Son Of God. When she accepted the request to become the mother of Jesus, the Holy Spirit performed a miracle and Mary was pregnant. On the other hand, Igraine, the mother of Arthur is impregnated by a man she believes to be her husband the Duke Gorlois. Instead, Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine. Merlin used his magic to make Uther look like Gorlois. Uther Pendragon went into Igraine’s...

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