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People/Characters: Merlin

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A (Fake) Psychic and a (Real) Warlock Walk Into a Bar by Emachinescat
10 Best Arthurian Legends Ever by Margaret Simpson
The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore by Douglas Monroe
27, eli, Kuolema tekee taiteilijan : romaani by Alexandra Salmela
Ablutions by Patrick deWittnot in English Common Knowledge
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
I am Mordred by Nancy Springer
I Am Morgan le Fay by Nancy Springer
The Anvil Stone by Kathleen Cunningham Guleras Myrddin
Area 51: Legend by Robert Doherty
Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead
Arthur and his Knights by Christine Chaundler
Arthur King of Britain: History, Chronicle, Romance & Criticism by Richard L. Brengle
Arthur the King by Graeme Fife
Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic hero to cinema icon by Daniel Mersey
The Arthurian Book of Days: The Greatest Legend in the World Retold Throughout the Year by Caitlin Matthews
Arthurian Poets: Edwin Arlington Robinson by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction by Derek Pearsall
Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes
Arthurian Tales: Ambrosius Aureliani by Leon Mintz
At the Crossing Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Beggar's Opera and Other Eighteenth-Century Plays (Everyman's Library) by David W. Lindsay
The Betrayal of Arthur by Sara Douglass
The Black Book of Carmarthen by Meirion Pennar
The Book of Merlyn by T. H. White
Books of Magic Book I: The Invisible Labyrinth by Neil Gaiman
Books of Magic Book II: The Shadow World by Neil Gaiman
The Books of Magic: The Names of Magic by Dylan Horrocks
The Boy Who Fell to Earth by Kathy Lette
Breathless by Dean Koontz
Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinchalso Myrddin
A Calculated Magic by Robert Weinberg
Camelot 3000 by Mike W. Barr
Camelot : Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney
Camelot: A New Musical [libretto] by Alan Jay Lerner
Captain Britain and MI-13, Vol. 1: Secret Invasion by Paul Cornell
Captain Britain, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore
Carpe Diem by Sharon Leecat
Celtika by Robert Holdstock
Changer by Jane LindskoldLovern
Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley
The Child Queen by Nancy Mckenzie
Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osbornenot in English Common Knowledge
The Circle Cast by Alex Epstein
Clothar the Frank by Jack Whyte
The Coming of the King by Nikolai Tolstoy
The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate by Alfred Tennyson
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee: Original Broadway Cast Recording by Richard Rodgers
Corto Maltese Vol. 11: The Secret Rose by Hugo Pratt
Damosel: In Which the Lady of the Lake Renders a Frank and Often Startling Account of her Wondrous Life and Times by Stephanie Spinner
Damsel Under Stress by Shanna Swendson
Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton
Dark Harvest by Lynda Hilburn
Dawn of Avalon by Anna Elliott
Demon Knights Vol. 1: Seven Against the Dark by Paul Cornell
Dictionary of Medieval Heroes: Characters in Medieval Narrative Traditions and Their Afterlife in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts by W.P. Gerritsen
Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn
Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc PlattThe Doctor
Doctor Who: Legends of Camelot by Jacqueline Rayner
Dr. Couney's Island {short story} by Steven Popkes
The Dragon and the Unicorn by A. A. Attanasio
Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
The Dragon Queen by Alice Borchardt
Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson
L'Enchanteur by René Barjavelnot in English Common Knowledge
Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwellnot in English Common Knowledge
Enter the Enchanted by K. A. Applegate
Erec and Enide by Chrétien de Troyes
Excalibur by Bernard Cornwell
Excalibur [1981 film] by John BoormanNicol Williamson
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
Fangs and Fennel by Shannon Mayer
Fantastic Four: Grand Design by Tom Scioli
The Fires of Merlin by T. A. Barron
The Forever King by Molly Cochran
The Fortean Times Book of The Millennium by Kevin McClure
Graal Noir, Tome 1 : Le fils du diable by Christian de Montellanot in English Common Knowledge
Graal Noir, Tome 2 : L'enfant des prodiges by Christian de Montellanot in English Common Knowledge
The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny
The Greatest 1950s Stories Ever Told by Mike Gold
Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford
Guinevere by Norma Lorre Goodrich
Guinevere by Sharan Newmanas Merlyn
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Gwenevere and the Round Table by Wendy Berg
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Heart's Desire by Garth Nix
Hellboy: The Storm and the Fury by Mike Mignola
Here Abide Monsters by Andre NortonLogos King-of-Arms
Hisses and Honey by Shannon Mayer
Historia Regum Britanniae, a Variant Version Edited from Manuscript by Jacob Hammer
The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth
Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson
Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems by Alfred Tennyson
In the Shadow of Dragons by Kathleen Cunningham Guleras Myrddin
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
In the Shadow of the Oak King by Courtway Jonesas Myrddin
The Iron Grail by Robert Holdstock
Jack Kirby's The Demon by Jack Kirby
John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 02: The Devil You Know by Jaime Delano
JSA Omnibus, Volume One by Geoff Johns
Jump-shy by Joan Houston
Justice Society, Volume 1 by Paul Levitz
Kaamelott, Tome 1 : L'Armée du Nécromant by Alexandre Astier
Kaamelott, tome 6 : Le duel des mages by Alexandre Astier
The Killing Way by Tony Hays
King Arthur and Chivalry by Bonnie Wheeler
King Arthur and His Knights by Roger Lancelyn Green
King Arthur and his Knights (Oxford Illustrated Classics) by Anthony Mockler
King Arthur's Raid on Hell and other poems by G. R. Grove
King Arthur, the Dream of a Golden Age (Art and Imagination) by Geoffrey Ashe
King Arthur: Englische Lektüre für das 2., 3. Lernjahr by David Fermernot in English Common Knowledge
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) by Andrew Lang
Kingdom Hearts, Volume 2 by Shiro Amano
Kingdom of the Grail by Judith Tarr
Knight Life by Peter David
Knight of Darkness by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Knight of the Sacred Lake by Rosalind Miles
Knights, Kings and Conquerors: 20 Stories from British History (Britannia) by Geraldine McCaughrean
Lancelot-Grail: 2. The Story of Merlin by Norris J. Lacy
Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore
The Legend in Autumn by Persia Woolley
Die Legende von Camelot: Gralszauber/Elbenschwert/Runenschild by Wolfgang Hohlbein
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles
La Leyenda De Myrddinn Emrys by Lola Xaxonot in English Common Knowledge
The Life of King Arthur (Everyman Paperback Classics) by Robert Wace
The Life of Merlin by Paul White
A Logical Magician by Robert Weinberg
The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron
Magic Tree House Books 41-44 by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasure of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts by David Colbert
Malory: Complete Works by Thomas MaloryMerlin Ambrosius
The Mammoth Book of Merlin by Mike Ashley
Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny
Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart
Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs by Carl Lindahl
Medieval Romances by Roger Sherman Loomis
Merlin by Robert Nye
Merlin by Jean-Luc Istin
Merlin by Norma Lorre Goodrich
Merlin and the Grail Tradition by Gareth Knight
The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones
The Merlin Effect by T. A. Barron
The Merlin of the Oak Wood by Ann Chamberlin
Merlin Through the Ages: A Chronological Anthology and Source Book by R. J. Stewart
Merlin's Mistake (Lost Treasures) by Robert Newman
Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral) by Robert Treskillard
Merlin's Bones by Fred Saberhagen
Merlin's Booke by Jane Yolen
Merlin's godson by H. Warner Munn
Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton
Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn
Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season by Justin Molotnikovnot in English Common Knowledge
Merlin: The Complete First Season by Jeremy Webbnot in English Common Knowledge
Merlin: The Complete Fourth Season by Jeremy Webbnot in English Common Knowledge
Merlin: The Complete Second Season by Jeremy Webbnot in English Common Knowledge
Merlin: The Complete Third Season by Jeremy Webbnot in English Common Knowledge
Merlin: The Prophet and His History by Geoffrey Ashe
The Middle English romances of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; by Dieter Mehl
Mihte's Quest: Kids in the Underworld (2nd Ed) by Lookman
The Mirror of Merlin by T. A. Barron
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
ML BROCELIANDE by Xavier Hussonnot in English Common Knowledge
Mordred's Curse by Ian McDowell
Morgane by Simon Kansara
Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
The Mystical Way and the Arthurian Quest by Derek Bryce
Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages by H. A. Guerber
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos: Howling Mad TPB by Keith Giffen
Night of the Ninth Dragon by Mary Pope Osborne
Of Arthour and of Merlin: Volume 1: Text (Early English Text Society Original Series) by O D Macrae-Gibson
The Once and Future King by T. H. Whiteas Merlyn
The Once and Future King, Including The Book of Merlyn by T. H. Whiteas Merlyn
Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson
Orlando innamorato by Matteo Maria Boiardo
The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend (Oxford Quick Reference) by Alan Lupack
Poems and Plays by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Prose Merlin by John Conlee
The Quest for Merlin by Rafael Lovato
The Raven Warrior: The Tales of Guinevere by Alice Borchardt
Reindeer Games [2000 film] by John Frankenheimer
The Return of Merlin by Deepak Chopra
The Road to Avalon by Joan Wolf
The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation by James J. Wilhelm
The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion
Science Fiction Handbook, Revised by L. Sprague de Camp
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Selected Poems of Matthew Arnold: Volume I by Matthew Arnold
The Serpent and the Grail by A. A. Attanasio
The Seven by Steve Gladwin
The Seven Songs of Merlin by T. A. Barron
The Shadow of Camelot by Wendy Leighton-Porter
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership by Keith R. A. DeCandido
Showcase Presents: All Star Comics Vol. 1 by Paul Levitz
Shrek the Third [2007 film] by Chris MillerEric Idle
Shrek! by William Steig
Sign of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Sleepless Knights by Mark H Williams
Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics by Bill Blackbeard
The Sorcerer's Apprentice [2010 film] by Jon Turteltaub
The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter by Allan Zola Kronzek
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. Whiteas Merlyn
The Sword in the Stone [1963 animated film] by Wolfgang ReithermanKarl Swenson
Ten Middle English Arthurian Romances: A Reference Guide (Reference Publication in Literature) by Jean E. Jost
That Hideous Strength by C. S. LewisMerlinus Ambrosius
The Third Magic by Molly Cochran
The Third Magic by Welwyn Wilton Katz
Thor, With Angels by Christopher Fry
Thousandth Night and Minla's Flowers by Alastair Reynolds
The Tides of Time by Mick Austin
Tolkien And Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes And Language (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Janet Brennan Croft
The Toy Sorcerer by Laura Hart
L'ultima Legione by Valerio Massimo Manfredinot in English Common Knowledge
Uther, the Half Dead King by Bo Hampton
Utterly Charming by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
The Warrior Queen by Lavinia Collins
Die Weisheit des Westens. Mensch, Mythos und Geschichte. by Manfred Ehmer
The White Goddess by Robert Graves
The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart
The Wings of Merlin by T. A. Barron
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
Winter of Magic's Return by Pamela F. Service
Wizardology Code-Writing Kit by Master Merlin
The Wizardology Handbook: A Course for Apprentices by Master Merlin
Wizardology: A Guide to Wizards of the World by Master Merlin
Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin by Master Merlin
The Wolf and the Crown by A. A. Attanasio
Wonders Will Never Cease by Robert Irwin
Ymddiddan Myrddin a Thaliesin by A. O. H. JarmanMyrddin
Zima Blue and Other Stories [Gollancz] by Alastair Reynolds

Character description

Merlin (Welsh: Myrddin) is a legendary figure best known as an enchanter or wizard featured in Arthurian legend and medieval Welsh poetry. The standard depiction of the character first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written c. 1136, and is based on an amalgamation of previous historical and legendary figures. Geoffrey combined existing stories of Myrddin Wyllt (or Merlinus Caledonensis), a North Brythonic prophet and madman with no connection to King Arthur, with tales of the Romano-British war leader Ambrosius Aurelianus to form the composite figure he called Merlin Ambrosius (Welsh: Myrddin Emrys).

Geoffrey's rendering of the character was immediately popular, especially in Wales. Later writers in France and elsewhere expanded the account to produce a fuller image. Merlin's traditional biography casts him as a cambion: born of a mortal woman, sired by an incubus, the non-human from whom he inherits his supernatural powers and abilities. Merlin matures to an ascendant sagehood and engineers the birth of Arthur through magic and intrigue. Later authors have Merlin serve as the king's advisor and mentor until he disappears from the story after having been bewitched and forever sealed or killed by the Lady of the Lake. He is popularly said to be buried in the magical forest of Brocéliande.

Merlin in Wikipedia

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