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The Slaying of The Three Giants

During the reign of Arthur Pendragon, King of Camelot it is said that Three Great Giants occupied The Mount of Frogs.  Brent Knoll was at that time known as the Mount of Frogs (or Island of Frogs) as the surrounding Somerset Levels and Moors had yet to be drained and for much of the year was an island surrounded by boggy waters and frogs.

It is said that King Arthur gave a quest to a new Knight of the Round Table, Ider, to slay the three giants as a test of his courange.  Ider was said to be a brave and noble knight and the son of Nud, King of the Underworld.

King Arthur intended to march against them and support Ider, however, Ider was young and enthusiastic. Ider galloped ahead and slew all three giants single handed. Unfortunately he was wounded himself, and by the time Arthur reached The Mount of Frogs, brave Ider lay unconscious and dying. Arthur returned to Glastonbury blaming himsel for the death of the brave young man and remourseful, gave the lands around the hill to the abbey and asked the monks to pray for Ider's soul.