King Arthur wis an important feegur in the meethology o Great Breetain, whaur he appears tae be the ideal o kingship baith in war an peace. He is the central chairacter in the cycle o legends kent as the Maiter o Breetain. Thare's an argiement aboot whither Arthur, or a model for him, iver actually wis aboot. In the earliest mentions an in Welsh texts, he is niver gien the name 'King'. An early text refers tae him as a dux bellorum ('war leader'), an auld Welsh texts aften cries him ameraudur ("emperor"; the wird is lent frae the Laitin imperator that coud mean "war leader") an aw.