Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Avalon, Avallon, or Avilion, the soul-kingdom of Celtic mythology, the Ynys yr Avallon (Island of Apples) or Ynysvitrin (Glass Island) of the Welsh. This last name seems to connect it with the Glasberg (Glass Mountain) of Teutonic myth, which has a suspicious likeness to Glastonbury, where, according to one legend, King Arthur was buried; while another - adopted by Tennyson in the Passing of Arthur - tells how the king was carried "To the island-valley of Avilion, Where falls not rain, or hail, or any snow, Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies Deep-meadow'd, happy, fair with orchard lawns, And bowery hollows, crown'd with summer seas."