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Uther Pendragon

(European Myth & Legend) (in Arthurian legend) a king of Britain and father of Arthur


(ˈyu θər)

a legendary king of Britain, the father of King Arthur. Also called U′ther Pendrag′on.
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and, besides that, 'bout every nigger of us keeps a pup of some natur or uther.
He provides Arthur with a father, King Uther, makes of Arthur's wars against the Saxons only his youthful exploits, relates at length how Arthur conquered almost all of Western Europe, and adds to the earlier story the figures of Merlin, Guenevere, Modred, Gawain, Kay, and Bedivere.
And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardning in his strength Glories: For never since created man, Met such imbodied force, as nam'd with these Could merit more then that small infantry Warr'd on by Cranes: though all the Giant brood Of PHLEGRA with th' Heroic Race were joyn'd That fought at THEB'S and ILIUM, on each side Mixt with auxiliar Gods; and what resounds In Fable or ROMANCE of UTHERS Son Begirt with BRITISH and ARMORIC Knights; And all who since, Baptiz'd or Infidel Jousted in ASPRAMONT or MONTALBAN, DAMASCO, or MAROCCO, or TREBISOND, Or whom BISERTA sent from AFRIC shore When CHARLEMAIN with all his Peerage fell By FONTARABBIA.
The sons have been called Arthurs, Uthers, and Caradocs, from immemorial time.
In Arthurian tradition, not only is Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon ("Dragon Head") associated with the Welsh dragon (Roger of Wendover, A.
Other stars filming in the area include Jude Law, who will play the villain Vortigern, and Eric Bana, as Arthur's father Uther Pendragon.
Hulk actor Eric Bana has been cast as Arthur's father Uther Pendragon and Cara Delevingne's sister Poppy has continued with her foray into acting by landing a leading role in the film.
It will star Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as King Arthur, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) as the villain Vortigern, and Eric Bana (Star Trek) as Arthur's father Uther Pendragon.
And Druid leader Arthur Uther Pendragon says the eclipse is a portent that the Tories will be wiped out in the general election as it signifies new beginnings.
To systematize this huge volume of data, two international systems of classification were created, using either tale-types (Aarne 1910, Aarne and Thompson 1961, Uther 2004) or elementary motifs (Thompson 1955-1958) as basic units.
No, Liz, I said, he is Uther Pendragon, King Arthur himself, reincarnated and popping up in Sophia Gardens to do the honours.
supposed father, Uther, and his earlier predecessors (ll.