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#1 Moly

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

What do my fellow witches on the path think of the Merlin?

He must be one of the greatest magicians of all time. His memory is immortal, it echoes through the ages. He will never be forgotten.

Does he matter to us as magic workers? Should he matter? Is he trustworthy?

I can feel his presence out there somewhere, calling me. I wonder what it would be like to be a student of Merlin... Maybe his influence in magic is so pervasive that we are all doomed to learn from him...

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#2 Zombee

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:38 PM

Can't say as I've ever thought of him, except when reading Mary Stewart's Crystal Cave, etc. I think he'd be a Person of Interest if one is following the Grail path. I dunno what his bonafides are historically, but a modern day Druid would probably have that at the tip of their fingers.
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#3 Moly

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Can't say as I've ever thought of him, except when reading Mary Stewart's Crystal Cave, etc. I think he'd be a Person of Interest if one is following the Grail path. I dunno what his bonafides are historically, but a modern day Druid would probably have that at the tip of their fingers.


Thanks for mentioning the idea of grail path, that is interesting to me, I appreciate it.

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#4 Mugwort

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

Yes, Merlin has shown himself to me a couple of times and if i needed help, i called him once and he came, since then i have had a Gold Dragon around me that seems to come if i need protection. so i would say he is there and will come.


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#5 Khundekling

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

I think there is too much myth surrounding Merlin to ever know for sure. There has been many theories over the years and from those, countless story rewrites and movies have been created feeding the myth. Look at Tintagel in Cornwall, it's like a really sad Disneyland as a result.

King Arthur was featured in the medieval story The Matter of Britain, but Merlin a.k.a. Myddrin Wyllt was later introduced to the legend by the welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth, a famous author of his time. But whether these characters were based on real life people or purely fictional I guess we will never know.

My Father has been fascinated with the Legend of King Arthur for years and has read a huge number of books both fiction and non. Information of which he has passed on. When you start joining the dots and linking the stories, it paints the picture that Arthur was most likely a high ranking Roman Soldier that along with his kin created a Kingship after settling in Britain. Like most kings he feared of losing his power and employed the help of local wiseman, Merlin,  to foresee any attacks and the like. BUT.. these are theories based on stories of stories. Reminds me of the Bible lol


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#6 Moly

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:11 PM

That was awesome @Mugwort. I agree with you and hope that Merlin would visit me someday.

 

 

I really enjoyed reading your information @Khundekling. It reminds me of the Bible too. I really enjoy thinking about the historical reality and origin of the stories. I love to believe, it gives me a lot of happiness to believe, that there's something buried deep in there, in all the stories... that even just old stories about fairy folk are somehow maybe come from fairy folk somehow... it's fun to think about

 

I like the Arthur story because it's not an "ancient" story in the way we think of that... it's more of a "medieval" story... it's Britain in a time of change... it's interesting that you mention the historical concept of Arthur as a foreigner... but "Britain" was already there long before that, existing, doing all of its weird things that it did in its ancient times...


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