This is the story of the legendary Aurelius Ambrosius, a King of the Britons in the 5th century AD.
Vortigern was legendary 5th century King of the Britons featured in the work of early British writers such as Gildas, Nennius, Bede, Geoffrey of Monmouth and others.
In Wales, legends and folklore of King Arthur and the Otherworld are never far away, and lakes are often the settings for such stories.
In this short story, Horatio Clare presents a retelling of the sleeping hero tale of Arthurian legend through the eyes of Gaheris, King Arthur’s nephew.
Brittany has a strong storytelling tradition, and the wealth of varied Breton folklore surviving today reflects a society which highly values its past.