Erceldoune

Related to Erceldoune: Thomas the Rhymer

Er•cel•doune

(ˈɜr səlˌdun)

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Revisiting Eger and Grime and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and providing a reading of the romance of Thomas of Erceldoune, Wade also mentions in Chapter Three the stories of Walter Map from De Nugis Curialium and Thomas Walsingham's late-fourteenth-century Chronica Maiora.
The fairy of Thomas of Erceldoune has a more vulnerable beauty, which she temporarily loses when she reluctantly sleeps with Thomas, yet she retains the power to bring him to fairyland and bestow the gift of prophecy.
Susan maintained this basic five-fold structure, but reduced the number of readings from the Mabinogion and added the Middle English texts Thomas of Erceldoune (her own translation from William Albrecht) and Sir Orfeo (Sands translation).
The final essay, by Helen Cooper, deals with the legend of Thomas of Erceldoune and his prophecies, and highlights the significance of its numerous rewritings, most notably in The Faerie Queene.
Despite publishing only two novels, Erceldoune & Other Stories (2006) and Grey Magic (2007), throughout his life he considered himself to be primarily a writer of fiction, and those who disapproved of his theories may well have agreed.
27) A very similar scene occurs in Thomas of Erceldoune, where the hero lies down beneath a 'cumly tre' and is visited by a beautiful supernatural woman (ll.
The consideration in this chapter of one such power with fairy associations, namely prophecy, is particularly revealing of the Renaissance writers' indebtedness to their medieval forebears and shows how the supernatural discourse of prophecies, such as the fourteenth-century Romance and Prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune, acquired different political overtones in new historical circumstances.
The Manual lists manuscripts of The First Scottish Prophecy under the John of Bridlington's prophecies, but other authorities, such as Merlin, Thomas of Erceldoune, and St Thomas Becket, are also credited in the various manuscripts.
His prophecies first appear in literary form in the early 15th-century Romance and Prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune.
Usually, the prophecies were old, often from the 14th century, reinterpreted and reworked, so Dobson could say in his defence that he merely repeated what Merlin, Bede, and Thomas of Erceldoune had said.