As I read the King Arthur tale and I read and remember the life of Jesus, I have come to believe that another similar trait in both Jesus and Arthur is that they both had a point to prove, a fate bigger than themselves and yet it seems neither was aware of their purpose in a sense. It is interesting to note that Jesus may have not known that he had to save the world of sin until the age of 30 when he was baptized and began his ministry. Arthur may have not known that he had to fight the Anglo Saxons and unified England until he pulled excabliar out of the stone. Jesus and Arthur accepted their fate and destiny with little hesitation and questioning.
The tasks of these two heroes seemed mythical and that no one alive could do it. For Arthur is mythical and legendary journey was to unified England and defeat the Anglo Saxons a feat to too fast for just one ordinary man, for Jesus defeating the grip that sin had over the world, a feat even for a god to defeat. These tasks were not easy because of human weakness, Arthur’s wife betrayed him by committing adultery and Arthur and Camelot suffered because of this. Jesus was betrayed by a friend to the priests and the Romans and he suffered hugely in the garden of Getsemane, that night he was arrested.
They both died in similar mythical ways Arthur died fighting off the evil Mordred which actually help secure peace at Camelot for future generations and launch the beginning of the unification of England. Jesus died in a symbolic clash with good and evil, he was put to death by the Romans, His death fulfilled the prophecy securing people from death through original sin for future generations.
The death blows that were given both Arthur and Jesus were of a similar fashion , Arthur was stabbed at his side by a spear by Mordred and Jesus was stabbed at his side by a Roman. Because of the similarities both Arthur’s and Jesus’ stories end yet again in a similar fashion Jesus’s return will signal the end of time as his followers will be saved and those who have not repented will be condemned. Arthur will come again as a savior in England’s greatest time of need saving the good, virtuous people of England, and thrashing all those offenders who oppose her.
It is also good to note that Arthur is sometimes referred to as the Once and Future king