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Possible Connections To Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

15. Possible Connections To Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

Over time, Arthurian romance literature has been connected to the account of the Green Children in the hope that, perhaps, there were more reports of green people. The work under scrutiny is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written by an unknown poet in the 14th century.

The poem details the duel between a young knight; Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. The Green Knight is described to have dressed in all green and kept a green horse; it has also been suggested that the Green Knight and the Green Man mentioned above are one and the same person.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight engage in a duel and just as Sir Gawain is about to decapitate the Green Knight, he manages to escape and tells the young Knight to meet him in a year’s time for another challenge by a Green Chapel.

A year later and on his way, Sir Gawain encounters a mist; seemingly Otherworldly. The Green Knight is then tied to being an ‘elvish man’ related to mythological creatures like fairies because of his green appearance.

By a long haul, the Green Children, especially if they looked like the Green knight, could’ve been fairy-like creatures coming from a misty and dusky place.

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