Burrr, it is cold and scary in these here woodsen
A Green Knight bursts into King Arthur's New Year Celebration the present a challenge to the king.
Sir Gawain Stays in Castle
The Green Knight challenges the King to cut off his head then he will return the favor a year and 1 day later. However, Sir Gawain nobly takes the place of the King and cuts of the Green Knights head.
Wow you must be a true Knight for you did not flinch when I swung.
SIr Gawain keeps his promise and starts his jounrey for the green chapel. There he would return the favor to the Green Knight by letting him cut Sir Gawain's head off.
No need you are an honest fellow take this green thing and remeber to be a good man
Thankyou sir, I am sorry for the dishonesty with the green girdle. That won't happen again.
Sir Gawain stays at Sir Birlacks castle where he is tempted by the queen there. Sir Gawain resists the tempatation but does recieve a green girdle that will not allow him to be hurt by the Green Knight.
Thanks for the hospitality!
The Green Knight attempts three times to cut off Sir Gawain's head. However, at the last swing the Green Knight scims the side of Sir Gawains neck which does not kill him.
Yea yea whatever get on with it...
The Green Knight explaines to Sir Gawain that he was spying on him through his disguise as Sir Birlack. Then the Green Knight tested Sir Gawain's honesty and he party passed except for the dishonest use of the green girdle. However, Sir Gawain repented and the Green Knight allowed Sir Gawain to keep the green girdle to remind him to be honest.