Tintangle Kingdom- Cornwall


Good Morning Wales.
Upon these cliffs I wondered

Stone walls built to magnificent height

Once raised to the stars,

A fortress once made tall 

This place is where legends grew,

And where Kings became larger than life. 

Royal roots were planted steep

Came from this mystical land,

And born here rising out of the deep. 

A paradise lost on earth it did keep,

The fallow soars in the wind sweeping,

Giving shelter, kept from the rain. 

This castle keep housed the blood royals, 

Safe in the mountain with love and care,

Surviving the circle here, a home in the cliff,

None were fake just naked and bare,

Ancient cliffs given by nature; Arthur’s Legend,

To those once for all who dwelled there. 

Into the mountain, into mystic caves

Finding no fault in nature; rivers and stream 

Majestic as it just wants to be, flowing 

Free of shame, no hate, or vengeance,  

Purpose and reason came from these waters

A sacred well springing up quenching 

The mountains and valleys did drink,

To satisfy the Kings thirst for knowledge

In the mountain of life around this big sea. 

There is a strong connection to the earth

Here in this place there is a presence, 

I feel it; a sense of awe and wonder

It represents the chance of rebirth. 

Once a heaven made free; mysterious 

Free from stress and full of mirth,

Found the sunset in the high of glory

In the Kingdom of Tintangle,

When the gods were here on this earth. 

Tintagel Castle 

(Cornish: Dintagel, meaning “fort of the constriction”) is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island, adjacent to the village of Tintagel in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. 

The site was possibly occupied in the Romano-British period, as an array of artefacts dating to this period have been found on the peninsula, but as yet no Roman era structure has been proven to have existed there. 

It subsequently saw settlement during the Early Medieval period, when it was probably one of the seasonal residences of the regional king of Dumnonia. In the 13th century, during the Later Medieval period. 

In the 1930s, excavations revealed significant traces of a much earlier high status settlement, which had trading links with the Mediterranean during the Late Roman period.

The castle has a long association with Arthurian legends. This began in the 12th century when Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his mythical account of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae, described Tintagel as the place of Arthur’s conception. 

Geoffrey told the story that Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon, was disguised by Merlin’s sorcery to look like Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, the husband of Ygerna, Arthur’s mother.

References: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintagel_Castle

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