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  1. Jan 2024
    1. In terms of the design he looks very similar to Mordred from Arthurian legend with his distinctive black armour, though this is just speculation on my part and Miura seems to maintain he wanted a distinctive medival swordsman with no clear influence in most of his interviews.

      Guts is influenced by Mordred from the Arthurian legend?

  2. May 2023
    1. “From that time, now the native citizens and now the enemyhave triumphed ... up to the year of the siege of Mount Badon,when the last but certainly not the least slaughter of these lowlyscoundrels occurred, which, I know, makes 44 years and onemonth, and which was also the time of my birth.”

      —Gildas, Chapter 26 of De excidio et conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain)

      We don't have a specific date or exact location for the siege of Mount Badon, roughly in the 5th century, but Gildas writes about the battle within the timeframe of his own life, and thus places a timeframe on the original Arthur.

      Gildas also writes about Ambrosius Aurelianus, who he identifies as having Roman heritage. Some scholars believe that this is another name for King Arthur.

      Is there any relation to the Mountbatten family from Battenberg in Hesse, Germany? (Unlikely due to distance, though Saxon invaders may have renamed a place location in Britain after a local Batten or Battenberg related name from their homeland.)

      Or the location Mount Batten? Likely not, as the previously known How Stert in Plymouth Sound, Devon, England was renamed after Sir William Batten (c.1600-1667), MP and Surveyor of the Navy.

  3. Sep 2021
    1. And he taught her three names, which she inscribed on a ring every time that she had to speak to him. These words were so powerful that when they were imprinted on her, they prevented anyone from speaking to her.

      Even though this version has the names inscribed on a ring, the text still reads that they were "imprinted on her" which still likely uses the less chaste text of other versions.

      Which versions came first?