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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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46:49 min | 8 months ago

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

"Surg Elaine was riding high at the Christmas festival. It was his first one as a proper member of the roundtable, and it had been a whirlwind every day during the festival there were wargames of jousting and sword, fighting good natured contests of strength, and wit and Sir go. Wayne had come out on top again and again. He'd gained a reputation throughout the land as a chivalrous and honorable man. He knew that being the nephew of King Arthur had its privileges, but they only went so far. He didn't want people to think he was coasting by on his name alone. He was Arthur's blood. He had to be the best. Each night of the festival featured a decadent feast with plenty of wine and beer for all by New Year's Day King. Arthur decided that they needed to do something extra special, Sir Go! Wayne sat at the head table next to his uncle. The king as the food was brought out King Arthur couldn't hide his joy as he stood, the entire room turned to their king as he spoke. A Happy New Year to all of camelot. Before we eat I want to be amazed. I want to hear a tale so gracious so extravagant that we will remember this night for the rest of the year indeed for the rest of our lives. The crowd roared with applause. Surely one of the Knights had a tale that could please the king. But. As the roar of the crowd died down, another sound rose up a rumbling from outside, going quite put his finger on what it was. The door to the dining hall swung open, and a shadow fell across the room. The entire banquet hall fell silent. Go Wayne couldn't believe his eyes. It was a night riding on his horse into the dining hall. He was the biggest man go. Wayne had ever seen and his clothing, his skin, his beard. They were all entirely green. I'm Vanessa Richardson. You're listening to tales. Apar- cast original, every Wednesday we dive into the dark origins of another fairy tale, you can find all episodes of tales and all other park originals for free on spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream tales for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type tales in the search bar. Details on this podcast are dark, sometimes scary and full of adult themes as a warning the original story of Sir Wayne and the Green. Knight features violence. Sexual Coercion and adult themes. Please exercise caution for children under thirteen. Today were diving into the Arthurian legend of Sir Go Wayne and the Green Knight. gwen literally risks his neck to answer a mysterious strangers devious challenge. For such a ubiquitous legend, the origins of Sir, Gawain and the Green Knight are shrouded in uncertainty, the first written version was a romantic poem, dated around the end of the fourteenth century at the tail of Richard the. Seconds rain the story. itself is likely much older tracing back to a Middle Irish tale from eleven hundred ce with a similarly gruesome setup. The author of the Fourteenth Century Manuscript is completely unknown, though scholars have gathered some clues from quirks in the writing the language, as well as detailed descriptions of certain landscapes seemed to indicate that the author came from the North West Midlands of England and while the manuscript was written around fourteen hundred, there was no record of. Of the poem existing until the early Seventeenth Century cataloged as part of a private library collection, it had completely disappeared from history for two centuries between it's presumed origin and its reappearance. It would be another two hundred years before the tail's popularity would truly take off during the reign of Queen Victoria since then Sir Gawain and the Green. Knight has become an English lit staple and a prime example of a middle English Romantic Poem Not Romance in our modern understanding of the term. We might describe it as an adventure story, a brave knight of the Round Table Fights, temptations of the flesh, otherworldly creatures, and a hellish landscape, all to fulfill his noble promise and keep his good name. Sir Go. Wayne stared in disbelief at the massive green monstrosity. Lording over the room, he was nearly twice the size of any other man, his head well above the lanterns on the wall. He's half giant, said go wayne in quiet amazement, but it wasn't just the size of the stranger that caught go Wayne's attention, but his hugh he was completely green head to toe, his leggings tunic his skin, even his elbow, length, hair, and beard all green. His horse was even green. The night it across the room head held high. His red eyes locked on the king. King Arthur stared right back at the interloper as the Green Knight approached go Wayne saw detailed embroidery all over the Knight's horse, and his garments, golden accents in the Horse's Mane, and even solid Gold Spurs on the nights feet go. Wayne looked closer. The strain night wasn't wearing boots. The Spurs were attached directly to his feet. Sir Wayne studied the stranger. He looks like a monster, but no monster would be so well dressed. The Green Knight didn't have a sword or armor. He wasn't dressed for a fight. In one hand he held a Sprig of holly an evergreen man, carrying the fruit of an evergreen tree go. Wayne would have found it amusing. Had it not been for what he carried in the other? A massive acts fit for an executioner it like everything else was completely green and elaborately decorated the Blade glistened in the candle light. The Green Knight finally pulled his horse to a stop. He looked around the room, staring each and every night. In the I, not one moved the Green Knight shouted voice booming through the hall. Who hails himself as master of this House. The king stepped forward and raised his cup to the intruder. Oh warm, welcome to you sir. Why don't you step out of the saddle and have some wide circle? Wayne couldn't believe his ears. Why was Arthur welcoming this man? He didn't dare interrupt. He trusted the Kings Guidance, but the Green Knight shook his head, as he looked around the room at the red drunken faces of the roundtable. He turned back to Arthur. So this is camelot. These are the most fared fearsome warriors and. And all the land, though most honorable nights I had to see it for myself Arthur remained impassive while surrogate Wayne's blood boiled. Wasn't his uncle going to do anything? The Green Knight held up the SPRIG of Holly. I'm not here for a fight I. Don't think it would be fair not against this group of Drunken Babes. You Call Knights. No, I'm here for something else. It is Christmas time, isn't it? Time of joy the time of games. That's what I'm here for a game. Arthur nodded. Go on. The Green Knight held up the giant acts with one hand a swing for a swing I'll kneel right here in the middle of King Arthur's court and let one of you. Fide gentlemen have the first hack. My neck I promise. I Won't flinch in return one year from today I get to match your swing for my. Oh. The room stirred with chatter the Green Knight laughed. None will step up. I thought this was camelot, the beacon of bravery and strength Sir go wayne new. This was a trick. None of us can step up. We'll make the king look bad, and if Google, Wayne knew that Arthur did to. King Arthur shouted folly finds the man that flirts with the fool, but I'll do it. The Green Knight's smile and dismounted King. Arthur marched right up to the man and stared up at the giant. The Green Knight handed the axe to Arthur. Let me my king, Sir. Wayne shouted. He couldn't let his uncle take this swing. All eyes turned to the young night go. Wayne had just bested all of these men during the war games and he was Arthur's blood relative. I'm the only one suited for this swing thought go Wayne. Surg away leaned forward his voice, low but steady. My King if you'll allow me. I will gladly take this swing in your stead. Look around this room. Living legends, everyone, the bravest of the brave, and the greatest being your majesty I'm just a man who has been lucky in this life. CAMELOT cannot lose King Arthur. I suspect it can do without his nephew. King Arthur nodded. Sir Wayne stood and walked across the room, unsure if this was a trick, or if the stranger had a death wish King Arthur handed, his nephew acts go, Wayne lift his uncle. He couldn't tell if the king was proud of him. For stepping up, Arthur's expression betrayed no emotion at all. Sir, go, Wayne, push those thoughts from his mind, and gazed up into the red eyes of the night and introduced himself to the giant. Standing this close to the Green Knight, he could tell he was just a man, a large man, but flesh and blood, though his green hue still went unexplained. The Green Knight Glare Down On. Go Wayne. Repeat back to me the challenge I wanNA. Make sure you stand what your doing. Go Wayne calmly repeated the challenge, just as the Green Knight had stated. The Green. Knight smiled and got down on all fours. He flipped his long hair over his head, exposing his bare neck there was no hidden armor, and the Blade of the axe was sharp enough to shave with standing here with the axe in hand, and the Green Knight Knelt in front of him go. Wayne couldn't help but feel like. This was all too easy. This man is asking for death. He thought. Sir Go Wayne lifted the acts as high as he could, and with every ounce of strength. He had swung it down. It was a clean shot. The head cleaved off and rolled across the room. Blood spilled from the Green Knight's body, but he didn't fall. He didn't move at all. Sir, go! Wayne's blood ran cold. His jaw dropped as the green. Knight pushed off the ground blood spilling out the top of his neck. The Green Knight calmly stood back up and retrieved his head with no more effort or worry than if he was picking a daisy, the Green Knight held his head by the hair in one hand, and hopped back on his horse with ease, he raised the decapitated head toward Wayne and spoke from it. Find me at the Green Chapel Seargl Wade. Find me or be a coward. The Green Knight turned and dug his Spurs into his horse. The horse took off in a sprint so fast that sparks kicked up from its hove's against the stone. Circle Wayne could only stare after him thinking, what have I done? COMING UP GO WAYNE sets out to find the Green Chapel. Hi, it's Vanessa and I have some very special news to commemorate our four th anniversary podcast and the team behind unsolved murders are taking a closer. Look at what it takes to catch a killer. The new series is called solid murders, true crime mysteries, and you can only year it on spotify. Join my dear friends, Carter and Wendy as well as an ensemble cast of voice actors, as they explore the days months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught everyone's Day, you'll wade through the details of a heinous crime. Crime, track, the ups and downs of the investigation, and ultimately witnessed the closure of a seemingly uncrossable case I'm already hooked. Each episode absolved murders. Please out like classic murder mystery where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself from the butcher of Plainfield Ed Geene to America's first serial killer, H, h Holmes, these accounts are all real, all riveting and only available on spotify. Not Every story has a happy ending, but at least they have an ending follow solved murders, true crime mysteries free and only on spotify. Now back to the story. seargl Wayne stood dumbfounded in the empty hall. The Green Knight had wrote away leaving only blood stains to show that he was ever there go. Wayne had cut the nights head clean off, but didn't kill him. In one year go Wayne owed the Green Knight Swing at his own neck now the sound of laughter broke Sir go Wayne Out of his days. It was King Arthur, the king padded go. Wayne on the shoulder, took the axe from him, and it hung in the Grand Hall, a Memento of this wild and counter. Arthur walked the stunned go wayne back toward the table, doing his best to put his mind at ease. Don't let the darkness drag you down. He survived your swing. You might survive his. Sir Go Wayne wished he shared his uncle's optimism. He did his best to put on a good face. He couldn't live a whole year in a constant state of dread. For Sir. Go, Wayne! The following year was a blur, winter, Spring and summer all blended together as the image of a green executioner's axe sat at the back of his head. As winter approached go. Wayne knew he could not risk is reputation as either a night or the nephew of the great king. Arthur, he had to journey out and find the Green Chapel by New Year's Day. The festival for Saints Day was as grand as any ever seen in camelot, but try as he might go. Wayne couldn't enjoy himself. He had to take his leave at dawn go. Wayne went to King Arthur and requested permission to begin his journey. His servants laid out the finest silks and armor to dress him for his excursion trimmings of red and gold on everything they brought his horse, Gringo let out of the stable dress just as finely as go, Wayne himself, sir, Go Wayne climbed upon his horse, and a squire brought out the knight's shield red with a gold five pointed star painted across it. Sir Go Wayne basked in the breaking sunlight to an outsider. He'd looked like the perfect image of night, but forgot. Wayne this meant very little. He knew it offered him no real protection, this shiny shield and armor would be of no use against a free swing from the Greene Knight. It was all for show. Go Wayne dug his spurs into the side of his horse and rode out into the country to find the Green Chapel. seargl Wayne was in the wild and all alone for the first time in his life. Go Wayne for. Having against the natural world to be completely different than fighting men, men could be reasoned with or defeated. Nature could not. Every day was a fight for his life. Everything wanted him dead. Dwayne worked his way across Wales and up the coast of England, but with each town wayne past he grew more and more dejected. Do you know of the Green Chapel he'd ask, but the response was always the same, a strange look and a quick shake of the head. The terrain and weather turned harsh and unrelenting the snow set in, he was cold and starving for the first time all year go. Wayne began to wonder if he was even going to live to see New Year's at all mentally. He was prepared to die by the Green Knight's hand. It never occurred to him that he might not make it that far. On Christmas Eve Sergo Wayne's faith cracked. He knew he only had a week to go. And he was no closer to finding the green chapel than when he left two months ago, he could be farther away actually he was wandering blind in the wilderness. Sir Go Wayne finally reached a valley pudding, the snowy mountains behind him, it was cold comfort, however in front of him, Laya, thick, overgrown forest, all dead branches and clustered ancient oaks. The Sun was just coming up, but the light barely broke through the trees. He dropped to his knees. Mother Mary Guide me some manner somewhere I might have mass for Christmas Day Circle Wayne looked up squinting his eyes against the sun through the thicket of trees. He thought he saw a tower. It hadn't been a forest that was blocking out the sun. It was a castle. It's wall stretched far off in each direction circle. Wayne couldn't believe it. His prayers had been answered. seargl Wayne, road his horse through the Treeline, nearing the moat that surrounded the castle. The drawbridge was up, sir, go! Wayne called to the gate. His eyes lit up as a porter stuck his head through a turret. It was the first human face go. Wayne had seen in weeks. Go Wayne Helmet under his arm barely had the strength to shout. Could I bother the master of the House for a warm meal? The porter called out for the drawbridge to be lowered. The bridge hit the ground and go Wayne's heart filled with joy. The full court was there to welcome him all warm and smiling full of Christmas cheer. The court ears descended upon Gohain, eager to assist him with his armor they pulled off his giant steel boots, and his soaked cloak, wrapping him in a lush dry robe. It was a feeling go. Wayne had nearly forgotten warmth. Waiting for go Wayne in the throne room was a large smiling man with a bushy red beard. He was physically imposing, but there was an unmistakable kindness to him go. Wayne could see why his subjects were so willing to follow him. Go Wayne Knelt before the Lord of the House. Thank you for your generosity, my Lord. I've been traveling for months. Could I bother you for a warm meal and perhaps a bed for the night? The Lord told him to stand stranger. It's Christmas stay as long as you need. SEARGL. Wayne stood, and the Lord wrapped him in his arms. The Lord, said go way up in one of his finest rooms, and laid out a feast for him. The wine flowed and the Lord and go. Wayne chatted away into the night. Like old friends seargl Wayne believe his luck of all the Castles to stumble upon he found this one with. It's kind and generous master. As the two men sat and drank by the fire, the lured introduced himself as Berta lack and. And finally asked go wayne his name. The grateful night bowed his head. Sir Wayne of Camelot at your service Berta lack burst into laughter. He couldn't believe it a night of the round table here at his lowly castle Sergei Wayne was happy to see his reputation had made it all the way to this dark corner of England, and was thrilled to Regale the Lord's nights with tales of camelot and the roundtable. The church bells rang calling all to Christmas Eve Mass Lord Bertelli invited Sir Go Wayne to join him for the service. The two sat side by side in the Lord's Pew. In the of his eye, Sir Go! Wayne saw someone move. He turned his head, and for the first time laid eyes on the Lady of the House. She was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen with a grace all to herself, she moved effortlessly as if gliding across the room, The lady caught Surg Awakens, gays, and smiled Sir Wayne deeply bowed his head in deference to her. After mass the Christmas festival began day after day. Sir Dwayne and Berta lack ate and drank together. It was a more than welcome distraction for Wayne, but it was just that a distraction as dawn broke on the twenty eighth of December Sergei knew he needed to be on his way. He only had a few days left to find the Green Chapel go. Wayne dressed in his full gear, his armor, his TUNIC, his cloak, and went to Berta lacks chambers. Sir Go Wayne Knelt before the Lord thanking him profusely for his kindness, but he had to ask for his leave. The. Lord stared back at go Wayne, stroking his beard. I never thought to ask what drew you out of camelot and the dead of winter. Surely it wouldn't be for any trivial reason, sir go! Wayne stood and leveled his gaze. I in search of the Green. Chapel I must make it there. By the New Year for I have a debt to pay. The Lord leaned forward a strange glint in his eye. Sir, go! Wayne was in luck again. The Green Chapel was nearby, not even a half day's ride from the castle. He could leave New Year's morning and get there before noon. Go Wayne couldn't believe it after all this time. The end to his journey was within reach. BERTA lack encouraged his guest to relax. He threw his arms around Wayne. Let's have a little contest. Be out hunting every morning. Why don't you stay here? Sleep in. Enjoy yourself when I return. I'll trade you my game for whatever you have gained here the castle. What do you say Sir Wayne? Glain shook his hand. These were more than fair terms. The next morning before dawn broke go, Wayne woke to the sound of the trumpets, calling the men to the hunt, but there was another noise that caught his attention a click from the door lock. Surrogate, Wayne's is turned toward the door. Someone was sneaking in on him. Carefully go Wayne peered out of the bed curtains. His jaw dropped at the site of the intruder. It was the Lady Bird Elec creeping into his chambers. Coming up Sir go Wayne's honor is tested now back to the story. After agreeing to exchange Lord bird lacks winnings in the fields for his own in the castle. Sir, go Wayne was shocked to see the Lady of the House sneaking into his room. The lady crossed the floor toward Serbia Wayne. Even in the early morning gloom, he could see that she was dressed in her finest with a plunging. That left little to the imagination. This was not an official visit. His heart sped up the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and the wife of large Berta. Lack was headed straight for his bed. The lady was close. Her hand reached up to pull back the curtain circle. Wayne had crisis of conscience unsure of how he should behave. He did the only thing he could think of. He closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep. He felt the bed Cenk under her wait time passed, but she did not move sir. Wayne felt silly. He was an honorable night. He couldn't just sit here and pretend to be asleep. No I have to ask the lady what she wants. He thought. Sir Go Wayne. Yawned opened his eyes feigning surprise at her sitting so close to him on the bed. My Lady, what are you doing here? The lady draped her body across Serbia Wayne and wrapped the sheets tightly around him. She didn't want him going anywhere. The Lord and his huntsmen are all out as an honorable Knight of the roundtable. You can't deny the Lady of the house her wants. She lingered inches away from his face Surg away. Rain did his best to deflect. He was a knight of the Round Table For sure, but that didn't put him in the same class. As a beauty such as the lady, he was just a humble servant to the house, he could never dream of being with her the to verbally danced around one another the lady, making her advances and Sir go Wayne Politely Deflecting each one with excessive humility, finally frustrated with the exchange. The lady stood up. You can't really be surrogate Wayne his reputation is known far and wide the bravest and boldest. Roundtable would never be so close to a woman such as myself and deny her a Kiss Circle Wayne sat up. He couldn't abide having his good name questioned. That would be just as dishonorable. He stopped her before she could leave just a kiss, he asked. The lady nodded. Sir Go Wayne agreed. And she leaned down and planted her lips onto his. She pulled away and thanked him leaving as quietly as she came. Circle Wayne leapt from the bed and quickly dressed. He could not let this delay. Keep him from mass that morning. By nightfall, Lord Berta lack had returned. Sir Go! Wayne made his way to the entrance, ready to greet him and exchange their winnings. The Lord entered covered in mud and blood sweat, dripping from his face and his beard. A dead doe was slung over his shoulders. BERTA lack grinned as he greeted, sir, go, Wayne, dropping the dough at his feet. He launched right into his story. You should have seen this dear quite a crafty one. It ducked and dodged us all day long as we agreed. It's all yours. Now. What did you win today here at the Castle? Sir Go Wayne nodded. A deal is a deal. He wrapped his arms around the Lord and planted a kiss on him go. Wayne could see the look of surprise in the Lord's eyes. He rubbed his red beard dots quite a prize. Where did you win such a thing? Sir Go Wayne shook his head. That wasn't part of our packed. BERTA lack cackled with delight and slapped. Wayne on the back the to went off into the hall to Feast the Night Away. The next morning, sir, go! Wayne awoke to lady. Bird lack sneaking into his room once again. I should take a more direct approach. Today Sir go Wayne Thought. She feigned offense says she sat down next to him Sir, Dwayne you dishonor me yesterday I made it known that I wanted a kiss and here i. sit and you haven't welcomed me with one. He told the lady that he would never presume that. She was there for a kiss, but if that's what she was here for, he was happy to oblige her. The lady leaned on and kissed him. Go Wayne a night of such renown. Surely there's more you could teach me. He humbly retreated. Could he teach her about love? A Lady of her quality in stature must've known far more than he on the subject. He was careful not to offend the lady of the House nor betray the Lord's trust. Finally, she kissed. Sir Go Wayne again and made her way out. As soon as she was out the door, go, Wayne dressed and made his way to mass. Just as he had the night before Sir Wayne met the Lord as he returned home from the hunt. BERTA lacks clothes were torn, and two of his hunters were sporting bandages, but the smile on his face, and the boars head, he carried, showed that he had won the day he dropped the head at Serb Wayne's feet. This one nearly killed two of my men. We had backed into a corner, but the beast wouldn't bow down. He's all yours and you sir go wayne what. Did you win today? Go Wayne wrapped his arms around the Lord and gave him to kisses Berta, elax smiled. I'd say you're faring far better than I in this bet Sir Wayne. The two men laughed ready for another night of food and drink. The next day Sir go Wayne Awoke well past noon. His eyes shod Open Lady. Bird lack was curled up on the bed next to him. She kissed him on the lips and cooed in his ear. Don't worry about breaking my heart I. Am all yours? Unless? Of course there's another woman that you belong to sir. Go Wayne assured her that there was no one else, but he would not betray his host. The Lady resigned to the Knights dismissals asked for one final kiss. Another request she wanted his glove something to remember him. by Sir go wayne sat up if he had a hundred men all carrying his finest possessions, it wouldn't be a gift. Worthy of her Amir Glove would be an insult. The lady accepted the compliment, and countered with a gift of her own, a red and gold ring, but Sir Wayne refused. The gold ring was far too glamorous for a night. She took the ring back, but began to undo her belt instead of fine silk of green with gold trimmings. Surely Sir Wayne could accept that gift. Again Surrogate Wayne declined. The lady was now offended, not even this girdle. If you only knew how precious this piece is, whoever wears? This belt cannot be harmed. Sergei Wayne's is grew wide. It was New Year's Eve tomorrow. You would have to face the Green Knight. This belt might be his only chance at surviving. Sir, go Wayne took the lady's hand. He would be honored to take such a precious gift. The lady leaned close and kissed Sagawa Wayne. She held his gaze and whispered. Whatever you do, do not tell my husband. You have this belt. As soon as the lady was gone, go, Wayne dressed and made his way to mass. He needed to be sure his soul was cleansed before tomorrow morning. Sir Go Wayne waited patiently that night for the Hunting Party when Lord Bird. Lack finally arrived all he carried with him was one small Fox. The. Lord held out to Sir Go Wayne. This little foxes deepen fit to eat, but it's yours now. What did you win? Today Sir go Wayne, grabbed the Lord and kissed him three times. The lowered tossed the Fox to the ground. Now I'm even more ashamed of this pitiful Fox. You've outdone me again. The new. Year's Eve party was a sombre one with sir. Go Wayne taking his leave in the morning. One by one of the court came up to go Wayne and let him know how much he would be missed. They were all just as fond of him as Berta lack was. Surrogate Wayne thanks the Lord profusely for his hospitality. He had saved his life. Go Wayne was up at the first crow of the rooster. He carefully wrapped the green belt of the lady around his waist as he dressed as dawn broke. Sir, go Wayne road out to meet his fate. The guide lead Sir Wayne, over the Snowy Hills, stopping at the edge of a jagged cliff, the terrified guide pointed to a path that led down through the jagged rocks to a marsh below down, there was the Green Chapel. The guide refused to go any further and begged. Go Wayne to turn back. He swore he'd never tell a soul about grains decision if he decided to flee. The guide trembled as he spoke, but Sir Wayne had given his word. It was up to God whether he died that day he had to do the honorable thing and allow the. Green Knight a swing at his head. Sir Wayne led his horse. Don't the jagged path to the marsh, but something wasn't right. There wasn't a chapel insight. There was only an unusual mound next to a waterfall, a dark crevasse between two stones, overgrown with vines and Moss Sir Wayne's heart filled with dread. This had to be the Green Chapel. Go Wayne tied Granola to try and drew his sword he inched toward the cave, the wet ground squishing underneath his feet. He stepped into the darkness of the Green Chapel. Sir Wayne had to stop and let his eyes adjust to the darkness. He couldn't see a thing, but he could hear the whine of metal grinding against stone, the sound of an axe being sharpened. Circle Wayne held out his sword and shouted. Collect your debt, you coward. The sound of grinding stopped of voice, boomed out from the blackness at ease seargl away. The Green Knight leaped out of the darkness and landed in front of Sir. Go Wayne, a giant gleaming. Danish acts in his hand. Sir. Go Wayne stood tall as the Green Knight approached the Green Knight's voice echoed off the walls as he spoke. You honor jar word. Circle Wayne now. pull off your helmet and take what you are. Oh! Sir Go Wayne threw aside his sword and helm, and dropped to the wet Mossy floor, he bared his neck, and took a deep breath as the Green Knight raised the axe. But from the quarter of his I, Sir Go, Wayne saw the blade move and flinched. It was involuntary and ever so slightly, but he flinched the Green Knight. Is Grain are Jew the bravest. Most honorable of all of Arthur's Knights did I. Flinch when you lopped off my head. Don't chew me the same respect. Sir Go Wayne was embarrassed. The Green Knight was right. He assumed the position once again, assuring his executioner, he wouldn't budge the time. He dug his hands into the moss underneath and steadied himself. He wouldn't move again. No matter what the Green Knight heaved the axe above his head, and swung down with all his force. The acts landed harmlessly in the Moss Surg Wayne turned and looked at the Green Knight who smiled at him. I had to make sure you weren't going to flinch again, but now that I know protect your neck. Sir, go! Wayne shouted back. Stop playing games and take your swing. Go. Wayne again planted himself into the ground. Stock still is to the ground ready to meet his fate. It's sliced through the air, but only Nick Surg Wayne on the edge of his neck, drawing blood, but doing no real damage, sir, go, Wayne immediately dove for his sword, he snatched it off the ground and pointed it at the Green Knight Ready to attack. The Green Knight lowered the axe and smiled at go, Wayne. I didn't swing on the first. Because you were faithful to our agreement on that first night and I missed on that second. Try Because you honored our agreement on the second night, but on the third I had to make some contact because you weren't completely truthful with me. You kept something from me. You didn't give me all your winnings. You kept the belt. Sir Wayne's is widened the green. Knight was Lord Brutal Lack. He had stayed with him for the last week. The whole thing was a test. The Green Knight applauded go Wayne. He truly was the most honorable of all of King. Arthur's knights. But Sir go! Wayne seethed angry with himself. He ripped the belt off and threw it at the feet of the Green Knight Ashamed of what he had become, he'd been covetous and cowardly. He'd forgotten everything about being a true, virtuous and honorable night. Maybe he had never really known. Sir, go Wayne dropped to his knees and hung his head. He begged the green night for forgiveness. But the Green Knight said there was nothing to forgive. Sir, go Wayne admitted his failings. The Nick on his neck was all that was required go. Wayne had proven his worth. He had lived up to his reputation. Sir, go Wayne was humbled truly and deeply humbled maybe for the first time in his life. He picked the belt up off the ground. I will wear this belt forever, not as a trophy, but as a reminder of the free of the flesh. But Wayne had one last question. How how did BERTA? Lack do all this. The Green Knight smiled. My wife is Morgan. LA- Fay Moore Liz former pupil. It was her spells that hit our appearances. This whole charade was her idea. She wanted to put the pride of camelot on trial. She expected you to fail. Surrogate Wayne thanked Lord Berta lack for everything. This was a lesson. He would never forget. By the time Sergei made it back to camelot, the wound on his neck had healed on his return. The court erupted with joy. They were certain go. Wayne had fallen Surg Wayne recounted the entire endeavor leaving no embarassing moment out. King. Arthur loved the story. His nephew face down his own frailty and came out truly humbled. Or that a greenbelt be worn by every one of his nights, so it would be a message that they too would never forget. Serger Wayne and the Green Knight is a story that has been adapted and dissected Ad Nauseam over the last hundred years, the latest cinematic adaptation eight twenty four hours. The Green Knight is scheduled to be released later this year. The story is ever present because there's a timelessness to its message of humility, the romantic themes of the poem lend themselves to universal truths. It's much easier to claim your noble and honorable than it is to actually act, nobly, and honorably, and when you're beaten down by the world, push to your breaking point and have your livelihood threatened. What are you going to do? Act Nobly or take the easy way out. Thanks for listening to tales, we'll be back next Wednesday with a new episode. You can find more episodes of tales and all other podcast originals for free on spotify, not only to spotify already have your favorite music, but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like tails for free from your phone, desktop or smart speaker to stream tails on spotify just open the APP tap browse type tales in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. Join me next week for another dark and surprising fairytale. Tales was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios, original executive producers include Max and Ron Cutler sound design by Kenny Hobbs with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Isabella Way. This episode of target was written by Jesse, Harris with writing assistance by Greg Castro. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Remember to check out the new podcast series that you can only find on spotify. It's called solved murders, true crime mysteries, and explores the days months, and even years leading up to a killer, being caught brought to you by the team behind unsolved murders. It's the perfect new true crime podcast to dive into new episodes premiere. Every Wednesday follow solved murders, true crime mysteries free and only on spotify.

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As a proper member of the roundtable and it had been a whirlwind every day during the festival there were wargames of jousting and sword fighting good natured contests of strength and wit and sir go wayne had come out on top again and again. He gained a reputation throughout the land. As a chivalrous and honorable man he knew that being the nephew of king. Arthur had its privileges but they only went so far he didn't want people to think he was coasting by on his name alone. He was arthur's blood. He had to be the best each night of the festival featured a decadent feast with plenty of wine and beer for all by new year's day king. Arthur decided that they needed to do something. Extra special sir. Go wayne sat at the head table next to his uncle. The king as the food was brought out king. Arthur couldn't hide his joy as he stood. The entire room turned to their king as he spoke a happy new year. To all of camelot. Before we eat. I want to be amazed. I want to hear a tale so outrageous so extravagant that we will remember this night for the rest of the year indeed for the rest of our lives. The crowd roared with applause. Surely one of the knights had a tale that could please the king but as the roar of the crowd died down another sound. Rose up a rumbling from outside go wayne couldn't quite put his finger on what it was. The door to the dining hall swung open and a shadow fell across the room. The entire banquet hall fell silent. Go wayne couldn't believe his eyes. It was night riding on his horse. The dining hall he was the biggest man go wayne had ever seen and his clothing his skin his beard they were all entirely green. I'm vanessa richardson. You're listening to tales. Apart cast original every wednesday we dive into the dark origins of another fairy tale. You can find all episodes of tales and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream tales for free on spotify. Just open the app and type tales in the search bar. The tails on this podcast are dark sometime scary and full of adult themes as a warning the original story of sir gawain and the green knight features violence sexual coercion and adult themes. Please exercise caution for children under thirteen. Today were diving into the arthurian legend of surrogate wayne and the green knight gwen literally risks his neck to answer mysterious strangers. Devious challenge for such a ubiquitous legend. The origins of sorge wayne and the green knight are shrouded in uncertainty. The first written version was a romantic poem dated around the end of the fourteenth century at the tail of richard. The seconds rain the story itself is likely much older. Tracing back to a middle irish tale from eleven hundred ce with a similarly gruesome setup. The author of the fourteenth century manuscript is completely though scholars have gathered some clues from quirks in the writing the language as well as detailed descriptions of certain landscapes seemed to indicate that the author came from the north west midlands of england and while the manuscript was written around fourteen hundred there was no record of the poem existing until the early seventeenth century cataloged as part of a private library collection. It had completely disappeared from history for the two centuries between it's presumed origin and its reappearance. It would be another two hundred years. Before the tail's popularity would truly take off during the reign of queen victoria since. Then sir go wayne and the green knight has become an english lit staple and a prime example of middle english romantic poem not romance in our modern understanding of the term. We might describe it. As an adventure story. A brave knight of the round table fights temptations of the flesh otherworldly creatures and a hellish landscape all to fulfill his noble promise and keep his good name. Sir go wayne stared in disbelief at the massive green monstrosity. Lording over the room. He was nearly twice the size of any other man. His head well above the lanterns on the wall. He's half giant. Go wayne in quiet amazement. But it wasn't just the size of the stranger. That caught wayne's attention but his hugh he was completely green head to toe his leggings. His tunic his skin even his elbow length hair and beard all green. His horse was even green. The night trotted across the room. Head held high. His red eyes locked on the king. King arthur stared right back at the interloper as the green knight approached. Go wayne saw detailed embroidery all over the knight's horse and his garments golden accents in the horse's mane and even solid gold spurs on the nights. Feet go wayne looked closer. The strange night wasn't wearing boots. The spurs were attached directly to his feet. Sergei wayne studied the stranger. He looks like a monster. But no monster would be so well dressed. The green knight didn't have a sword or armor. He wasn't dressed for a fight. In one hand he held a sprig of holly an evergreen man carrying the fruit of an evergreen tree. Go wayne would have found it amusing. Had it not been for what he carried in the other. A massive acts fit for an executioner. It like everything else was completely green and elaborately decorated. The blade glistened in the candlelight. The green knight finally pulled his horse to a stop. He looked around the room staring each and every night in the i know that one moved. The green knight shouted voice booming through the hall who hails himself as master of this house. The king stepped forward and raised his cup to the intruder. A warm welcome to you sir. Why don't you step out of the saddle and some wine circle. Wayne couldn't believe his ears. Why was arthur welcoming this man. He didn't dare interrupt. He trusted the kings guidance but the green knight shook his head as he looked around the room at the red drunken faces of the roundtable. He turned back to arthur. So this is camelot. These are the most feared fearsome warriors and all the land though most honorable nights. I had to see it for myself. Arthur remained impassive while surrogate. Wayne's blood boiled wasn't his uncle going to do anything. The green knight held up the sprig of holly. I'm not here for a fight. I don't think it would be fair. Not against this group of drunken babes. You call knights. No i'm here for something else. It is christmas time. isn't it the time of joy the time of games. That's what i'm here for a game. Arthur nodded go on the green knight held up the giant acts with one hand. A swing for a swing. I'll kneel right here in the of king arthur's court and one of you find gentlemen have the first hack at my neck. i promise. I won't flinch in return one year from today. I get to match your swing for my own. The room stirred with the green knight laughed. None will step up. I thought this was camelot. The beacon of bravery and strength serger wayne new. This was a trick. None of us can step up will make the king look bad. And if wayne new that arthur did to king arthur shouted folly finds the man that flirts with the fool. But i'll do it. The green knight smiled and dismounted king. Arthur marched right up to the man and stared up at the giant. The green knight handed the axe to arthur. Let me my king. Sir wayne shouted. He couldn't let his uncle take this swing. All eyes turned to the young night. Go in had just bested all of these men during the war games and he was arthur's blood relative. I'm the only one suited for this swing sought go wayne serger. 'away leaned forward his voice. Low but steady my king. If you'll allow me. I will gladly take this swing in your stead. Look around this room. Living legends everyone the bravest of the brave and the greatest being your majesty. I'm just a man who has been lucky in this life. Camelot cannot lose king. arthur. I suspect it can do without his nephew. King arthur nodded sir. Go wayne stood and walked across the room unsure if this was a trick or if the stranger had a death wish king arthur handed his. The axe go wayne looked at his uncle. He couldn't tell if the king was proud of him for stepping up arthur's expression betrayed no emotion at all sir. Go wayne push those thoughts from his mind and gazed up into the red eyes of the night and introduced himself to the giant standing. This close to the green knight. He could tell he was just a man a large man but flesh and blood. though his green hue still went unexplained. The green knight. Glare down ongoing. Repeat back to me the challenge. I want to make sure you understand what your doing. Go wayne calmly repeated the challenge just as the green knight had stated. The green knight smiled and got down on all fours. He flipped his long hair over his head exposing his bare neck. There was no hidden armor and the blade of the axe was sharp enough to shave with standing here with the axe in hand and the green knight knelt in front of him going. Couldn't help but feel like this was all too easy. This man is asking for deaf. He thought sir go wayne lifted the as high as he could. And with every ounce of strength he had swung it down. It was a clean shot. The head cleaved off and rolled across the room. Blood spilled from the green knight's body but he didn't fall. He didn't move at all sir. Go wayne's blood ran cold. His jaw dropped as the green knight pushed off the ground blood spilling out the top of his neck. The green knight calmly stood back up and retrieved his head with no more effort or worry than if he was picking a daisy. The green knight had his head by the hair in one hand and hopped back on his horse with ease. He raised the decapitated head toward dwayne and spoke from it. Find me at the green chapel. Seargl wade find me or be a coward. The green knight turned and dug his spurs into his horse. The horse to off in a sprint. So fast that sparks kicked up from its hooves against the stone circle wayne could only stare after him thinking. What have i done coming up. Surrogate wayne sets out to find the green chapel. Everyone wants to protect their family. Anto simplisafe home security delivers award winning twenty four seven protection from a break in fire flood or medical emergency with simplisafe. You get an arsenal of sensors and cameras. Banned the best professional monitors in the business. Got your back day and night. Ready to send police fire. 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They're going had cut the knights head clean off but didn't kill him in one year. Go wayne owed the green knight a swing at his own neck. The sound of laughter broke. Sir go wayne out of his days. It was king arthur. The king padded go wayne on the shoulder took the axe from him and ordered it. Hung in the grand hall. A memento of this wild counter. Arthur walked the stunned g- wayne back toward the table doing his best to put his mind at ease. Don't let the darkness drag down. He survived your swing. You might survive his sir go wayne wished. He shared his uncle's optimism. He did his best to put on a good face. He couldn't live a whole year in a constant state of dread for sergo wayne. The following year was a blur winter. Spring and summer all blended together as the image of a green executioner's axe sat at the back of his head as winter approached going. He could not risk his reputation as either a night or the nephew of the great king. Arthur he had journey out and find the green chapel by new year's day. The festival for all saints day was as grand as any ever seen in camelot. But try as he might go. Wayne couldn't enjoy himself. He had to take his leave at dawn. Sir wayne went to king arthur and requested permission to begin his journey. His servants laid out the finest silks and armor to dress him for his excursion. Trimmings of red and gold on everything. They brought his horse gringo. Let out of the stable dress justice finally as go wayne himself go wayne climbed upon his horse and a squire brought out the knights. Shield red with a gold five pointed star painted across it sir. Go wayne basked in the breaking sunlight to an outsider. He'd looked like the perfect image of a night but for wayne this meant very little. He knew it offered him no real protection. This shiny shield and armor would be of no use against a free swing from the greene knight. It was all for show. Go aimed dug his spurs into the side of his horse and rode out into the country to find the green chapel circle. Wayne was in the wild and all alone. For the first time in his life go wayne found surviving against the natural world to be completely different than fighting men men could be reasoned with or defeated. Nature could not every day was a fight for his life. everything wanted him dead. G- wayne worked his way across wales and up the coast of england but with each town. The g- wayne past. He grew more and more dejected. Do you know of the green chapel. He'd ask but the response was always the same a strange look and a quick shake of the head. The terrain and weather turned harsh and unrelenting. The snow set in. He was cold and starving for the first time all year go wayne began to wonder if he was even going to live to see new year's at all mentally. He was prepared to die by the green knight's hand. It never occurred to him that he might not make it that far on christmas eve. Seargl wayne's faith cracked he knew he only had a week to go and he was no closer to finding the green chapel than when he left two months ago he could be farther away. Actually he was wandering blind in the wilderness. Sir go wayne really reached a valley pudding the snowy mountains behind him it was cold comfort however in front of him laya thick overgrown forest all dead branches and clustered ancient oaks. This son was just coming up but the light barely broke through the trees. He dropped to his knees mother. Mary guide me to some manner somewhere. I might have mass for christmas day. Sir go wayne looked up squinting. His eyes against the sun through the thicket of trees. He thought he saw a tower. It hadn't been a forest that was blocking out the sun. it was a castle. It's wall stretched far off in each direction. Circle wayne couldn't believe it. His prayers had been answered. Sir go wayne road. His horse through the treeline nearing the moat that surrounded the castle. The drawbridge was up. Sir go wayne called to the gate. His eyes lit up as a porter stuck his head through a turret. It was the first human face go wayne had seen in weeks circle wayne helmet under. His arm. Barely had the strength to shout. Could i bother the master of the house for a warm meal. The porter called out for the drawbridge to be lowered. The bridge hit the ground. And serbo wayne's heart filled with joy the full court was there to welcome him all warm and smiling full of christmas cheer. The courtiers descended upon gohain eager to assist him with his armor. They pulled off his giant steel boots and his soaked cloak wrapping him in a lush dry robe. It was a feeling of wayne. Had nearly forgotten warmth. Waiting for go wayne in the throne room was a large smiling man with a bushy red beard. He was physically imposing but there was an unmistakable kindness to him going could see why his subjects were so willing to follow him. Go wayne knelt before the lord of the house. Thank you for your generosity my lord. I've been traveling for months. Could i bother you for a warm meal and perhaps a bed for the night. The lord told him to stand stranger. It's christmas. Stay as long as you need. Sir wayne stood and the lord wrapped him in his arms. The lord set go way up in one of his finest rooms and laid out a feast for him. The wine flowed and the lord and go wayne chatted away into the night. Like old friends. Sir go wayne. Couldn't believe his luck of all the castles to stumble upon. He found this one with. It's kind and generous master as the two men sat and drank by the fire. The lured introduced himself as berta lack and finally asked going to the grateful night bowed his head. Sir goal wayne of camelot at your service. Berta lack burst into laughter. He couldn't believe it a night of the round table here. At his lowly castle sir wayne was happy to see his reputation. Had made it all the way to this dark corner of england and was thrilled to regale the lord's nights with tales of camelot and the roundtable. The church bells rang calling all to christmas eve. Mass lord bertelli sir wayne to join him for the service. The two sat side by side. In the lord's pew in the corner of his eye. Sir wayne saw someone move. He turned his head and for the first time laid eyes on the lady of the house. She was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen with a grace all to herself. She moved effortlessly as if gliding across the room. The lady caught sergei wayne's gays and smiled sir. Go wayne deeply bowed his head in deference to her after mass. The christmas festival began day after day. Sir wayne and berta lack ate and drank together. It was a more than welcome distraction for going but it was just that a distraction as dawn broke on the twenty eighth of december. Sir go wayne knew. He needed to be on his way. He only had a few days left to find the green chapel. Go wayne dressed in his full gear. His armor his tunic his cloak and went to berta elax chambers sir go wayne knelt before the lord thanking him profusely for his kindness but he had to ask for his leave. The lord stared back at sir. Go wayne stroking his beard. I never thought to ask what drew you out of camelot. And the dead of winter. Surely it wouldn't be for any trivial reason sir. Go wayne stood and leveled his gaze. I'm in search of the green chapel. I must make it there by the new year for. I have a debt to pay. The lord leaned forward a strange glint in his eye. Sir go wayne was in luck again. The green chapel was nearby not even a half day's ride from the castle. He could leave new year's morning and get there before noon. Surrogate wayne couldn't believe it after all this time the end to his journey was within reach berta lack encouraged his guest to relax. He threw his arm around. Go wayne let's have a little contest. I'll be out hunting every morning. Why don't you stay here. sleep in. Enjoy yourself when i return. I'll trade you my game for whatever you have gained here at the castle. What do you say sir. Go wayne glenn shook his hand. These were more than fair terms the next morning before i go wayne woke to the sound of the trumpets calling the men to the hunt but there was another noise that caught his attention a click from the door. Lock surg wayne's is turned toward the door. someone was sneaking in on him carefully. Go wayne period out of the bed curtains. His jaw dropped at the site of the intruder. It was the lady bird. Lock creeping into his chambers. Coming up sir. 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And the wife of lord bertelli was headed straight for his bed. The lady was close. Her hand reached up to pull back. The curtain circle. Wayne had a crisis of conscience unsure of how he should behave. He did the only thing he could think of. He closed his eyes and pretended to be asleep. He felt the bed sink under her. Wait time passed but she did. Not move sir. Dwayne felt silly. He was an honorable night. He couldn't just sit here and pretend to be asleep. No i have to ask the lady what she wants. He thought sir go wayne yawned and opened his eyes feigning surprise at her sitting so close to him on the bed. My lady. what are you doing here. The lady draped her body across serbia wayne and wrapped the sheets tightly around him. She didn't want him going anywhere. The lord and his huntsmen are all out as an honorable night of the roundtable. You can't deny the lady of the house her wants. She lingered inches away from his face. Sir wayne did his best to deflect he was a knight of the round table for sure. But that didn't put him in the same class as a beauty such as the lady he was just a humble servant to the house. He could never dream of being with her. The to verbally danced around one. Another the lady making her advances and sir gawain politely deflecting each one with excessive humility finally frustrated with the exchange the ladies stood up. You can't really be surrogate wayne. His reputation is known. Far and wide. The bravest and boldest knight of the round table would never be so close to a woman such as myself and deny her. A kiss circle wayne sat up. He couldn't abide having his good name questioned. That would be just as dishonorable. He stopped her before she could leave. Just a kiss. He asked the lady nodded. Sir go wayne agreed. And she lean down and planted her lips onto his. She pulled away and thanked him leaving as quietly as she came. Circle wayne leapt from the bed and quickly dressed. He could not let this delay. Keep him from mass that morning. By nightfall lord. Burt lack had sir wayne made his way to the entrance ready to greet him exchange their winnings. The lord entered covered in mud and blood sweat dripping from his face and his beard. A dead doe was slung over his shoulders. Berta elec grinned as he greeted. Sir go wayne dropping the dough at his feet. He launched right into his story. You should have seen this dear. Quite a crafty one. It ducked and dodged us all day long as we agreed. It's all yours now. What did you win today. Here at the castle sir wayne nodded. A deal is a deal. He wrapped his arms around the lord and planted a kiss on him. Go wayne could see the look of surprise. In the lord's eyes. He rubbed his red beard. That's quite a prize. Where did you win such thing sir. Go wayne shook his head. That wasn't part of our packed. Berta lack cackled with delight and slapped on the back the two went off into the hall to feast the night away the next morning. Sir go wayne awoke to lady bird lack sneaking into his room once again. I should take a more direct approach today. Sir go wayne thought. She feigned offense as she sat down next to him. Sir wayne you dishonor me. Yesterday i made it known that i wanted a kiss. And here i sit. And you haven't welcomed me with one. He told the lady that he would never presume that she was there for a kiss. But if that's what she was here for. He was happy to oblige her. The lady leaned down and kissed him surrogate wayne a night of such renown. Surely there's more you could teach me. He humbly retreated. What could he teach her about. Love a lady of her quality and stature must have known far more than he on the subject he was careful not to offend the lady of the house nor betray. The lord's trust. Finally she kissed go wayne again and made her way out as soon as she was out. The door go wayne dressed and made his way to mass just as he had the night before sir go wayne met the lord as he returned home from the hunt. Berta elax clothes were torn and two of his hunters were sporting bandages but the smile on his face and the boars head he carried showed that he had won the day. He dropped the head. At sergo. wayne's feet this one nearly killed two of my men. We had backed into a corner but the beast wouldn't bow down. He's all yours. And you circa wayne. What did you win today. Go wayne wrapped his arms around the lord and gave him to kisses. Berta elax smiled five. Say you're faring. Far better than i in this bet sergo wayne. The two men laughed ready for another night of food and drink the next day. Sir go wayne awoke well past noon. His is shot open. Lady bird lack was curled up on the bed next to him. She kissed him on the lips and cooed in his ear. Don't worry about breaking my heart. I am all yours unless of course there's another woman that you belong to sir. Go wayne assured her that there was no one else but he would not betray his host. The lady resigned to the knights. Dismissals asked for one final kiss but she had another request. She wanted his glove something to remember him by sir go wayne sat up if he had a hundred men all carrying his finest possessions. It wouldn't be a gift worthy of her amir glove would be an insult. The lady accepted the compliment and countered with a gift of her own. A red and gold ring but sir wayne refused. The gold ring was far too glamorous for a night she took the ring back but began to undo her belt. Instead of fine silk of green with gold trimmings. Surely sir wayne could accept that gift again. Surrogate wayne declined. The lady was now offended. Not even this girdle if you only knew how precious this pieces. Whoever wears this belt cannot be harmed. Surrogate wayne's is grew wide. It was new year's eve tomorrow. He would have to face the green knight. This belt might be his only chance at surviving sir. Go wayne took the lady's hand. He would be honored to take such a precious gift. The lady leaned close and kissed soon. Go wayne she held his gaze and whispered whatever you do. Do not tell my husband. You have this belt. As soon as the lady was gone. Go wayne dressed and made his way to mass. He needed to be sure his soul was cleansed before tomorrow morning. Sir go wayne waited patiently that night for the hunting party. When lord bird lack finally arrived all he carried with him was one small fox. The lord held it out to sir. Go wayne this little. Foxes stephen fit to eat. But it's yours now. What did you win today sir. Go wayne grabbed the lord and kissed him three times. The lord tossed the fox to the ground. Now i'm even more ashamed of this pitiful fox. You've outdone me again. The new year's eve party was a sombre one with sir wayne taking his leave in the morning. One by one members of the court came up to go wayne and let him know how much he would be missed. They were all just as fond of him as berta lack was surrogate wayne. Thank the lord profusely for his hospitality. He had saved his life. Go wayne was up at the first crow of the rooster. He carefully wrapped the green belt of the lady around his waist as he dressed as dawn broke. Sir go wayne road out to meet his fate. The guide lead sir go wayne over the snowy hills stopping at the edge of a jagged cliff. The terrified guide pointed to a path that led down through the jagged rocks to a marsh below down. There was the green chapel. The guide refused to go any further and begged go wayne to turn back. He swore he'd never tell a soul about grains decision if he decided to flee the guide trembled as he spoke but sir go wayne had given his word it was up to god whether he died that day he had to do the thing and allow the green knight a swing at his head. Sir go wayne led his horse jagged path to the marsh. But something wasn't right. There wasn't a chapel in sight. There was only an unusual mound next to a waterfall a dark crevasse between two stones overgrown with vines and moss seargl wayne's heart filled with dread this had to be the green chapel going tied gringo led to a tree and drew his sword he inched toward the cave the wet ground squishing underneath his feet. He stepped into the darkness of the green chapel. Go wayne had stop and let his eyes adjust to the darkness. He couldn't see a thing but he could hear the whine of metal grinding against stone. The sound of an axe being sharpened circle. Wayne his sword and shouted collect your debt. You coward the sound of grinding stopped of voice boomed out from the blackness at ease seargl away the green knight out of the darkness and landed in front of sir. Go wayne a giant gleaming. Danish acts in his hand surg wayne stood tall as the green knight approached. The green knight's voice echoed off the walls as he spoke. You honor jar word circle way. Now pull off your helmet and take what you are. Oh sir go. Wayne threw aside his sword and helm and dropped to the wet mossy floor. He bared his neck and took a deep breath. As the green knight raised the axe but from the corner of his eye surg awin saw the blade move and flinched. it was involuntary and ever so slightly but he flinched. The green knight chastised. G- wayne are jew. The bravest most honorable of all of arthur's knights. Did i flinch when you lopped off my head. Don't you owe me the same respect sir. Go wayne was embarrassed. The green knight was right. He assumed the position. Once again assuring his executioner he wouldn't budge this time. He dug his hands into the moss underneath and steadied himself. He wouldn't move again no matter what. The green knight heaved the axe above his head and swung down with all his force. The acts landed harmlessly in the moss. Sir wayne turned and looked at the green knight who smiled at him. I had to make sure you weren't going to flinch again. But now that i know protect your neck sir go away shouted back. Stop playing games and take your swing going again. Planted himself into the ground. Stock still is to the ground ready to meet his fate. It's sliced through the air. But only nick surg away on the edge of his neck drawing blood but doing no real damage sir. Go wayne immediately dove for his sword. He snatched it off the ground and pointed it at the green knight ready to attack. The green knight lowered the axe and smiled at surg wayne. I didn't swing on the first try because you were faithful to our agreement on that first night and i missed on that second. Try because you honored our agreement on the second night but on the third i had to make some contact because you weren't completely truthful with me. You kept something from me. You didn't give me all your winnings. You kept the belt sir. Go wayne's is widened. The green knight was lord bird lack. He had stayed with him for the last week. The whole thing was a test. The green knight applauded sir. Wayne he truly was the most honorable of all of king arthur's knights but sir go wayne seethed angry with himself. He ripped the belt off and threw it at the feet of the green knight ashamed of what he had become. He'd been covetous and cowardly he'd forgotten everything about a true virtuous and honorable night. Maybe he had never really known sir go wayne dropped to his knees and hung his head. He begged the green knight for forgiveness. But the green knight said there was nothing to forgive. Sir go wayne admitted his failings. The nick on his neck was all that was required. Go wayne had proven his worth. He had lived up to his reputation. Circle wayne was humbled truly and deeply humbled. Maybe for the first time in his life he picked the belt up off the ground. I will wear this belt forever. Not as a trophy but as a reminder of the frailty of the flesh but wayne had one last question how how berta lack do all this. The green knight smiled. My wife is morgan. Le fay merlin's former pupil. It was her spells. That hit our appearances. This whole charade was her idea. She wanted to put the pride of camelot on trial. She expected you to fail surrogate wayne. Thanks lord berta lack for everything. This was a lesson he would never forget by the time sir go wayne made it back to camelot. The wound on his neck had healed on his return. The court erupted with joy. They were certain go. Wayne had fallen. Go wayne recounted the entire endeavor leaving no embarassing moment out king. Arthur loved the story his nephew face down his own. Frailty and came out truly humbled. He ordered that a green belt be worn by every one of his nights so it would be a message that they too would never forget seargl wayne and the green knight is a story that has been adapted and dissected ad nauseam the last hundred years the latest cinematic at tation a twenty four hours. The green knight is scheduled to be released later this year. The story is ever present because there's a timelessness to its message of humility the romantic themes of the poem lend themselves to universal truths. It's much easier to claim your noble and honorable than it is to actually act nobly and honorably. And when you're beaten down by the world push to your breaking point and have your livelihood threatened. What are you going to do. Act nobly or take the easy way out. Thanks for listening to tales. We'll be back next wednesday with a new episode. You can find more episodes of tales and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like tails for free from your phone. Desktop or smart speaker to stream tails on spotify. Just open the app. Tap prowse and type tales in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. Join me next week. For another dark and surprising fairytale tales was created by max cutler and is a podcast studios original executive producers include max and ron cutler. Sound designed by kenny. Hobbs with production assistance by ron shapiro carly madden and isabel away. This episode of tales was written by jesse harris with writing. Assistance by greg castro. I'm vanessa richardson.

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