lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family

4. elaine. And King Lot of Lothian and of Orkney then wedded Margawse that was Gawaine’s mother, and King Nentres of the land of Garlot wedded Elaine. All this was done at the request of King Uther. And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery, and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy.

(MALORY. Morte d’Arthur)
Pooja Hedge as Elaine

lucrezianoin:

Arthurian families. (1) Arthur’s family

4. elaine. And King Lot of Lothian and of Orkney then wedded Margawse that was Gawaine’s mother, and King Nentres of the land of Garlot wedded Elaine. All this was done at the request of King Uther. And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery, and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy.

(MALORY. Morte d’Arthur)

Pooja Hedge as Elaine

the-hanging-garden:

Elaine the Fair by William Ladd Taylor

the-hanging-garden:

Elaine the Fair by William Ladd Taylor

W. E. F. Britten: Lady of Shalott

W. E. F. Britten: Lady of Shalott

mintychocolatelover:

I literally have my own Arthurian Universe. It’s pretty complex. I’ve been refining it over a period of about… 3 years?? Yeah… there are WAY too many characters and versions of certain legends of this stuff. Buuut, anyway, these are Arthur’s sisters. I’ve named Elaine the eldest by nearly a year (10 months) even though it’s implied that Anna would more likely have been the eldest. I just like Elaine as the oldest… so whatev. Deal.
Elaine and Anna are children of Gorlois, while Morgan is Uther’s daughter. They all share Igraine as a mother. So Morgan and Arthur are full siblings whilst Elaine and Anna are their half-sisters. But these sisters grew up together, so relationship stuff. It’s complicated, yeah.
Elaine of Garlot, Anna (Morgause), Morgan le Fay.
P.S. (I can’t actually decide whether or not to detail everything as historically accurate as possible… I’m kinda leaning towards making it more fantasy-based… not sure)
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mintychocolatelover:

I literally have my own Arthurian Universe. It’s pretty complex. I’ve been refining it over a period of about… 3 years?? Yeah… there are WAY too many characters and versions of certain legends of this stuff. Buuut, anyway, these are Arthur’s sisters. I’ve named Elaine the eldest by nearly a year (10 months) even though it’s implied that Anna would more likely have been the eldest. I just like Elaine as the oldest… so whatev. Deal.

Elaine and Anna are children of Gorlois, while Morgan is Uther’s daughter. They all share Igraine as a mother. So Morgan and Arthur are full siblings whilst Elaine and Anna are their half-sisters. But these sisters grew up together, so relationship stuff. It’s complicated, yeah.

Elaine of Garlot, Anna (Morgause), Morgan le Fay.

P.S. (I can’t actually decide whether or not to detail everything as historically accurate as possible… I’m kinda leaning towards making it more fantasy-based… not sure)

toaster-ink:

another Lady of Shalott illustration.
this is the version where she’s a real person

toaster-ink:

another Lady of Shalott illustration.

this is the version where she’s a real person

heaveninawildflower:

"Then rose Elaine and glided thro’ the fields, ….
So day by day she past
In either twilight, ghostlike to and fro
Gliding.” - Tennyson’s Elaine
Illustration by Gustave Doré ( 1832 – 1883)
 ’The Story of Elaine, the Lily Maid of Astolat’ from the Arthurian legends collected by Sir Thomas Malory and later writers
Published 1879 by E. Moxon in London  
http://archive.org/stream/storyofelainelil00doruoft#page/n45/mode/2up                                 
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heaveninawildflower:

"Then rose Elaine and glided thro’ the fields, ….

So day by day she past

In either twilight, ghostlike to and fro

Gliding.” - Tennyson’s Elaine

Illustration by Gustave Doré ( 1832 – 1883)

 ’The Story of Elaine, the Lily Maid of Astolat’
from the Arthurian legends
collected by Sir Thomas Malory and later writers

Published 1879 by E. Moxon in London  

http://archive.org/stream/storyofelainelil00doruoft#page/n45/mode/2up                                 

41/50 Arthurian Illustrations

41/50 Arthurian Illustrations

catherinedemedici:

They said she's lovely as the spring

three sisters, three queens

queeringcamelot:

The Lady of Shalott by John Atkinson Grimshaw
"Most noble knight, Sir Launcelot, now hath death made us two at debate for your love. I was your lover, that men called the Fair Maiden of Astolat; therefore unto all ladies I make my moan, yet pray for my soul and bury me at least, and offer ye my mass-penny:  this is my last request. And a clean maiden I died, I take God to witness:  pray for my soul, Sir Launcelot, as thou art peerless." 
- Letter from Elaine of Astolat to her lover, Launcelot, found by King Arthur upon her arrival at Camelot. Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, Book XVII Chapter XX
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queeringcamelot:

The Lady of Shalott by John Atkinson Grimshaw

"Most noble knight, Sir Launcelot, now hath death made us two at debate for your love. I was your lover, that men called the Fair Maiden of Astolat; therefore unto all ladies I make my moan, yet pray for my soul and bury me at least, and offer ye my mass-penny:  this is my last request. And a clean maiden I died, I take God to witness:  pray for my soul, Sir Launcelot, as thou art peerless." 

- Letter from Elaine of Astolat to her lover, Launcelot, found by King Arthur upon her arrival at Camelot. Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, Book XVII Chapter XX

toaster-ink:

reimagining of the Lady of Shalott by Tennyson

wherein the Lady of Shalott is a boat and her captain is Elaine of Astolat.

I need more <3