Special Sub-Topic: The Complete Avalon Saga
|"The Fall of Atlantis": what is the meaning of the name "Deoris"?|
Little kitten. Domaris tells Micon that she gave Deoris her name after their mother died in chilbirth. "Child of the warrior star" is the meaning of Deoris' temple name, "Adsartha", and she is indeed ill fated.
|True or False: "The Fall of Atlantis" was originally published in two parts, as "Web of Light" and "Tapestry of Darkness".|
f. The book was originally published in two parts, as "Web of Light" and "Web of Darkness".
|"The Fall of Atlantis": Riveda was condemned to death. How did he die?|
He drank from the "death cup".. Riveda was sentenced to death by stoning or burning (or both), but Domaris came to his defense and handed him the mercy dagger. However, the dagger is only a symbol, and riveda is given a cup of poison (called the death cup) to drink.
|"The Fall of Atlantis": As Domaris is holding Tiriki on the ship during her voyage into exile, she reflects that the child in her arms is the daughter of "the sister she loved beyond everything else and__________________"|
"... the only man she had ever hated".. The man she is referring to is, of course, Riveda.
|"The Forest House": Who is called Senara?|
Both answers are correct.. When Eilan is asked to choose a new name for Valeria, a part Briton/part Roman girl who comes to live in the Forest House (or Vernemeton), she chooses the name Senara, which was the name of her younger sister who disappeared during a raid on their home.
|"The Forest House": Regarding Gaius and Julia's fourth child, Quartilla, at one point Julia reflected that "...Quartilla was________"|
"... not much of a baby".. Julia is not very impressed with her four daughters, and would gladly exchange all four of them for a son.
|"The Forest House": Which of the following are not killed during the festival of Samaine?|
Gawen, Cynric, Caillean. Eilan and Gaius were burned, Huw was killed while trying to protect Eilan from Bendeigid, Dieda took her own life, Cynric was killed by Huw a short while before Samaine. Bendeigid was not harmed during the festival, Gawen and Caillean were not present at the time.
|"Lady of Avalon" part I, "The Wisewoman": What is the name of Gawen's friend in the army?|
Arius. Lucius Rufinus is a centurion in charge of recruits for the Ninth Legion. Quintus Macrinius Donatus is Commander of the Ninth Legion. Severus is a part of Gawen's own Roman name, which is Gaius Macellius Severus.
|"Lady of Avalon" part I, "The Wisewoman": The Faerie Queen calls Gawen 'Son of a Hundred _____"|
kings. She calls him this the very first time they meet.
|"Lady of Avalon" part I, "The Wisewoman": Sianna is the daughter of The Faerie Queen and a Faerie man. True or false?|
f. Sianna is the daughter of The Faerie Queen and a mortal warrior who wandered into Faerie.
|"Lady of Avalon" part II, "The High Priestess": What was the name of Dierna's younger sister?|
Becca. Becca drowned when she was a little girl, before the beginning of this story.
|"Lady of Avalon" part II, "The High Priestess": True or False: when Dierna first meets Teleri she recognizes her from a past life.|
t. Dierna recognizes Teleri as "Adsartha", which was the temple name of Deoris in "The Fall of Atlantis". Eilan was also referred to by this name, near the beginning of "The Forest House".
|"Lady of Avalon" part II, "The High Priestess": Which member of Carausius' staff betrayed him?|
Allectus. Allectus married Teleri and proclaimed himself High King of Britain.
|"Priestess of Avalon": True or false: Helena (Eilan) is Ganeda's niece?|
t. Helena is the daughter of Ganeda's late sister, Rian.
|"Priestess of Avalon": At various stages of the story, Helena has visions or dreams in which she sees particular people in the form of animals. What type of animal is Teleri in her dreams?|
A black swan. The red fox is Allectus. The dragon is Carausius. The ravens are the British warriors who try to protect Allectus.
|"Priestess of Avalon": Which of the following was not the name of one of Helena's dogs?|
Butz. Other dogs she had were Hylas and Favonia. Butz is my sister's dog.
|"Lady of Avalon" part III, "Daughter of Avalon": Where was Viviane fostered?|
Mona. Mona is the Isle of Angelsey.
|"Lady of Avalon" part III, "Daughter of Avalon": Which part of the Holy Regalia is Viviane made guardian of?|
Chalice of Water. The Chalice is also the Holy Grail.
|"Lady of Avalon" part III, "Daughter of Avalon": Which of the following is not a true historical figure?|
Fortunatus. Vortigern was High King of Britannia, and Categirn and Vortimer were his sons. Fortunatus is a Christian priest who never really existed.
|"The Mists of Avalon": How does Morgause discover the identity of Gwydion's father?|
Through sorcery. In the miniseries version Morgaine mutters it in her sleep.
|"The Mists of Avalon": What does Accolon usually call Morgaine?|
Lady. Occasionally he calls her "Morgaine" or, mockingly, "mother", but usually it's "lady" or "my lady", even when they're alone.
|"The Mists of Avalon": complete the sentence: "Perhaps what we speak of as time passing ... happens only because we have made it a habit to ___________"|
"... count things".. Morgaine says this.
|Some of the characters in these books are incarnations of characters in earlier books. Which of these are incarnations of Domaris/Isarma?|
Caillean and Viviane. When Eilan is speaking to Caillean soon after meeting her she recognizes her as Isarma. When Ana is in labor she calls Viviane Isarma. Dierna is also most likely Isarma, since it is she who recognizes Teleri as Adsartha.
|Which of these are incarnations of Deoris/Adsartha?|
Eilan and Teleri. Eilan is identified as Adsartha at the beginning of "The Forest House". Dierna recognizes Teleri as Adsartha the very first time she sees her. Ana is also most likely Adsartha, since it is she who recognizes Viviane as Isarma. (It is my personal opinion that Morgaine is also meant to be Adsartha, although there is nothing in the books to support this theory).
|Which of the following is an incarnation of Tiriki/Eilantha?|
Helena. While on Glastonbury, Helena has a vision of an old man who tells her that she is Tiriki (although he never bothers to explain to her what he means). Igraine is also quite possibly Tiriki/Eilantha, in accordance with the dream/vision she has of herself and Uther while in Londinium.
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