Merlin

  • Subject:magicians
magician in Arthurian legend; primarily a creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who appears to have based his character on the prophet Myrddin as well as Ambrosius Aurelianus.
See also: King ArthurKing Arthur
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MyrddinMyrddin
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Ambrosius AurelianusAmbrosius Aurelianus
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Putter, Ad, “Gerald of Wales and the prophet Merlin”, Anglo-Norman Studies 31 (2008): 90–103.  
abstract:
My subject is the remarkable role of the prophet Merlin in English politics from Henry II through to King John, as evidenced by the writer who outlived them both, Gerald of Wales. [...]
Eson, Lawrence E., “Merlin’s last cry: ritual burial and rebirth of the poet in Celtic and Norse tradition”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 55 (2006): 181–200.
Padel, O. J., “Geoffrey of Monmouth and the development of the Merlin legend”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 51 (Summer, 2006): 37–65.
Constantine, Mary-Ann, “Neither flesh nor fowl: Merlin as bird-man in Breton folk tradition”, Arthurian Literature 21 (2004): 95–114.
Goodrich, Peter H., and Raymond H. Thompson (eds), Merlin: a casebook, Arthurian Characters and Themes 7, London: Routledge, 2003.
Jarman, A. O. H., “The Merlin legend and the Welsh tradition of prophecy”, in: Bromwich, Rachel, A. O. H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds.), The Arthur of the Welsh. The Arthurian legend in medieval Welsh literature, Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991. 117–145.