Avonlea has been considered an anagram for “Avalon,” meaning “island of apples” in the Celtic traditions. The most famous setting for Avalon is in the Arthurian legend, where a wounded King Arthur is carried by three queens to heal after his battle with Mordred.1

1The Annontated Anne of Green Gables.   Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 28, 1997)

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