The warrior exists in order to defend and protect those who cannot protect themselves. But before a true warrior can conquer and destroy his outer enemies, he must first battle and conquer his own inner weakness. When this inner battle has been won, the laurel of kingship is offered to the warrior by the woman reflected in the water. This "Lady of the Lake" is the feminine, receptive element in the warrior's own psyche, and it reflects the balance and great humility displayed by a true king and leader. The piece is meant to capture that moment of enlightenment or epiphany, when the warrior looks up in rapture and awe at the approach of the goddess.