The Sword In The Stone Legend Is REAL And You Can Visit

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The legend of the sword in the stone has been one that has been around for a very long time. Disney’s 1963 film “The Sword in the Stone” tells the story of a young orphan Arthur who ends up pulling the sword of the stone and becomes the king of England. A wizard ‘Merlin’ comes into play, throw in a heroic quest and that’s the movie in the nutshell.

But where did it all come from?

For a very long time people thought the story of Arthur and Merlin was the real story; however the REAL one has nothing to do with King Arthur or any magicians. The events also didn’t take place in England but rather in Italy. According to legend, the 12th-century knight Galgano Guidotti  had 2 visions, 1 with the Archangel Michael who came as a protector, and the other with the 12 disciples of Jesus. Supposedly after the second vision he thrust his sword into a rock and said if it went through then it was all real, well it did.

Rumors spread that the ground immediately hardened and he repented for all his sins and lived the rest of his life as a hermit. After his death, Pope Lucius III canonized Galgano as a saint and a chapel was built around the place where he had his visions. Rumors spread that those who attempted to try to get the sword died horrible deaths.

Eventually a dome was placed over the sword because of thieves. However there are many skeptics that don’t believe the story and think the sword was put through a soft sandstone type of rock that hardened over time.

Whatever the case may be, if you’re interested in learning more, check out the video we found showcasing the sword in the stone.

Video Source – Beyond Science

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