In the sixteenth century, Dr. John Dee
to Queen Elizabeth I
, mentioned the existence of a zodiac
in or around Glastonbury
. What he meant by this is too vague and without any evidence of existence--what kind of images, whether they corresponded to the traditional Greco-Roman Zodiac
--is unknown. However, in 1929, Katherine Maltwood
, an illustrator, thought that the images could be dicerned from aerial photographs
, outlined in roads, earthworks, rivers, and other natural and man-made formations. The earthenworks date to 27,000 BC. Maltwood held that the zodiac was the original meaning of the Grail quest
, as laid out in her book Glastonbury Temple of the Stars
At the center lies Butleigh, Somerset, and Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill (Aquarius) is north-northwest of the ten mile circle. Wearyall Hill is identified with Pisces.
According to this plan, each of Arthur's knights can be equated with a constellation. For instance, Gawain would be Aries, Perceval would be Pisces, and so on. I'm not saying I believe this, though. I just find it interesting.