The Question and Answer section for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
King Arthur's court is celebrating the New Year, which is marked by an enormous celebration that includes storytelling, feasting, ddrinking, and general revelry.
The gold axe symbolizes conflict in the story.
My line numbers do not match yours. Can you quote where the section begins so I know where you are? thanks.