As brumas de Avalon – A senhora da magia – Marion Zimmer Bradley
Por Michele Saqui
As brumas de Avalon conta a história do rei Arthur (seu surgimento/ascensão/queda) sob a perspectiva das personagens femininas.
The Mists of Avalon tells the story of King Arthur (his rise / ascension / fall) from the perspective of the female characters.
And before you, my dear boys, think, “Wow, that’s boring, it’s going to be very girly,” I must say, there’s no way you’ll find this book boring. Proof of this is that my husband, who hates romantic comedies and all the similar stuff, loved the 4 books.
book 1 – Mistress of Magic
The first volume will be narrated by the perspective of Viviane (lady of Avalon), Igraine (her sister married to Gorlois of Cornwall) and later towards the end of the book by Morgana (daughter of Igraine with Gorlois).
We will know all the events that preceded the birth of Arthur, mainly through Igraine, who will tell how he had arranged the marriage with Gorlois, having Morgana as the result of this union, until at some point she is advised by her sister Viviane and the Merlin that he will still have a son, but not with Gorlois, but with Uther Pendragon, and that son will be the king who will be able to unify all the kingdoms of Brittany.
With Uther, Igraine ends up having the marriage and love she never found in Gorlois’s arms, and Morgana will later resent Igraine for that, since she has been abandoned by her mother since the day of her second marriage, which is exactly where Morgana begins to have narrative voice in the story.
We’ll follow how Viviane influences Uther to raise Arthur away from the castle and let Morgana be educated in Avalon by her, and later, as an adult, we’ll also understand why Viviane joins Arthur and Morgana at the Fallow Deer ceremony before Arthur takes the throne. after the death of the father.
The book will end with Morgana leaving Avalon to have her son waiting far away from Viviane.
The book is constantly showing you the war between the two religions, and as it turned out neither was right, although the Catholic prevailed as we well know. The lady of Avalon, Viviane, has extremely questionable attitudes, and this questioning of what is right or not is coupled with Morgana’s account of her childhood on Catholic influence and youth on the religion of the great Goddess. This will be further developed in the coming volumes.
But the main thing for me about this volume is to understand how Catholicism began to erase the important figure of the woman, who was deified by the Celts.
Seriously, read the Mists! This book is one of the books of my life. I will post when rereading the next volumes.
junho 03, 2020
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