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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rich and Dead

Daily Draw: Legend Arthurian Tarot ~ King of Coins

Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur. He was a powerful leader whose soldiers would follow him anywhere. As his health failed he appointed a new leader of his forces, but his army had reversed fortunes. So carried on a litter, he once again led his army in defending their lands. In the end the only way the enemy (Saxons) could defeat him was by poisoning his well.

I wonder about 'the rest of the story'. Queen Igraine and Arthur didn't die of poisoning. Did Uther have a personal well? How big of an invitation to poisoning would that be? Huge I expect... A gentle reminder today that it isn't all roses at the top regardless of how much material goods or power are held.

"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." ~ Socrates 470 BC-399 BC

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know any of that about Uther that you posted. Seems like the more stuff we have, the more we have to worry about - taking care of and protecting it. Pretty time consuming...

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  2. This reminds me of a quote I saw on FB yesterday... something about how we sometimes need to lose EVERYTHING in order to find ourselves.

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