Arthurian Legends have permeated our culture. They have become a key part of storytelling today. Nevertheless, there is always more to learn, more stories to dig into. This is our list of Arthurian stories.
What’s on this list of Arthurian stories?
We already have a list of literature related to Arthurian legends. This is not the same type of list. This is a list of individual stories that those texts contain. Some texts can have multiple stories, and each story can be told in multiple ways across many texts.
If you want to read some of these stories, we recommend our list of Arthurian texts, linked above. And if you have a favorite story that is not listed here, we recommend letting us know!
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|#||Title||Description||Primary Text(s)||Key Character(s)||Notes|
|1||Brutus of Britain||King Brutus and his crew flee Troy and colonize Great Britain.||History of the Kings of Britain||Brutus|
|2||The Origin of the Holy Grail||Joseph of Arimathea brings the Grail to Great Britain, and other adventures of him and his companions.||French Vulgate||Joseph of Arimathea|
|3||The Birth and Childhood of Merlin||Merlin is conceived of a demon. As a young man he prophecies to Vortigern of his inevitable downfall.||History of the Kings of Britain, French Vulgate||Merlin|
|4||Ambrosius Aurelianus||The death of Vortigern and the short reign of Ambrosius Aurelianus before his death and burial at Stonehenge.||History of the Kings of Britain||Ambrosius Aurelianus|
|5||Uther Pendragon and Igraine||Uther becomes king. He falls for Igraine, wife of Gorlois.||French Vulgate||Uther Pendragon|
|6||The Birth of Arthur||Arthur is born and given into Merlin's care. Uther dies.||Le Morte d'Arthur||Arthur|
|7||The Sword in the Stone||Arthur as a youth takes the sword from the stone and becomes King.||French Vulgate||Arthur|
|11 Kings||There is a rebellion from 11 local kings.||Le Morte d'Arthur|
|8||The Origin of Lancelot||Lancelot is kidnapped by the Lady of the Lake at birth and raised.||French Vulgate||Lancelot|
|9||The Birth of Mordred||Arthur unknowingly conceives a child with his half-sister Morgause.||French Vulgate||Arthur, Morgause|
|10||Arthur's marriage to Guenevere||Arthur marries Quenevere||French Vulgate||Arthur, Guenevere|
|11||Excalibur||Merlin brings Arthur to the Lady of the Lake who gives him Excalibur.||French Vulgate||Arthur, Merlin, Lady of the Lake|
|12||Merlin and Vivian||Merlin becomes enfatuated with the Lady of the Lake. He is imprisoned.||French Vulgate||Merlin|
|13||Arthur's Victory Over the Saxons||Arthur defeats the Saxons at the Battle of Mt. Badon and other battles||French Vulgate||Arthur|
|14||Balin and Balan||Two brothers kill each other.||French Vulgate||Balin, Balan|
|15||The Knight of the Cart||Guenevere is kidnapped by Meleagant, is eventually rescued by Lancelot.||Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart||Lancelot, Guenevere|
|16||Sir Gawain and the Green Knight||Gawain is tested by the Green Knight.||Sir Gawain and the Green Knight||Gawain|
|17||Culhwch and Olwen||Culhwch falls in love with Olwen and recruits Arthur and his knights to help him win her hand.||Culhwch and Olwen||Culhwch, Olwen, Arthur|
|18||Erec and Enide||Erec and Enide are married and go on adventures to improve Erec's reputation.||Erec and Enide||Erec, Enide|
|19||Cliges||The story of Cliges and the love for his uncle's wife, Fenice.||Cliges||Cliges|
|20||Yvain||Yvain loses the love of his lady and performs many heroic deeds to regain her favor.||Yvain: The Knight of the Lion||Yvain|
|21||Tom Thumb||Tom Thumb is born very small and has many adventures||Tom a Lincoln||Tom Thumb|
|22||The Faerie Queen: Book 1||The story of St. George and the Dragon, told in an Arthurian backdrop||The Faerie Queen||Various|
|23||The Lady of Shalott||A woman dies upon seeing Lancelot.||The Lady of Shalott||Lady of Shalott|
|24||Arthur Defeats the Romans||Arthur fights against Lucius of the Romans and wins||History of the Kings of Britain||Arthur|
|25||Tristan and Iseult||Tristan and the wife of his uncle, Iseult, fall in love against their better judgement.||French Vulgate||Tristan, Iseult|
|26||Morgan le Fay and Accolon||Accolon and Morgan le Fay conspire to replcae Excalibur with a fake.||Le Morte d'Arthur||Morgan le Fay|
|27||The Quest for the Holy Grail||Galahad, Perceval, and others pursue the Holy Grail.||French Vulgate||Galahad, Perceval, Bors|
|28||The Betrayal of Lancelot and Guenevere||Lancelot and Guenevere have an affair. When confronted Lancelot leaves Camelot and saves Guenevere from execution.||French Vulgate||Lancelot, Guenevere|
|29||The Death of Arthur||After Lancelot's betrayal, Arthur is forced to fight him, is betrayed by Mordred and killed.||French Vulgate||Arthur|