Guinevere’s ethereal, otherworldly beauty was famous throughout the kingdom of King Arthur. Guinevere’s ethereal body seemed almost too delicate to be part of this heavy physical world: her skin was almost transparent and her hair shone with light. Some of King Arthur’s knights believed that the ethereal, unearthly, and heavenly Guinevere came from the fairy kingdom. When the knights found out that Guinevere’s name meant “white phantom” or “white ghost,” even more came to think that the airy Guinevere was not of this world, but ethereal.
Quiz: What does it mean when something is ethereal?
- It is lovely in a way that seems separate from this physical world.
- It is related to a mythological or magical subject, like the fairies.
- It has to do with falling in love with a beautiful woman.