T. S. Eliot and the Holy Grail
The Nobel Laureate drew on a centuries-old legend when he put the Fisher King in The Waste Land.
The Return of the Hidden Hero
The hero/king/god isn’t dead, he’s just sleeping, often under a mountain, waiting for the day his people really need him.
Harry Potter, the Arthurian Romance
Perhaps the Harry Potter stories are so potent because they rework the iconic hero stories of medieval French Arthurian romances.