Scotland's Merlin

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Beginning with the first appearance of Merlin in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae (c.1139), this study surveys medieval Arthurian literature, searching for the historical and geographical origins of the Merlin legend. Clarkson goes back to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Celtic sources to uncover the mysterious figures of Myrddin Wyllt (Wild Merlin) and Lailoken; he discusses the legendary battle of Arfderydd, Merlin as Wild Man and seer; and reveals the Scottish origins of the legendary wizard.

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Scotland's Merlin

Scotland's Merlin

A Medieval Legend and its Dark Age Origins

Paperback188pp Illustrated

9781906566999     Product Code: 506088

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Beginning with the first appearance of Merlin in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae (c.1139), this study surveys medieval Arthurian literature, searching for the historical and geographical origins of the Merlin legend. Clarkson goes back to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Celtic sources to uncover the mysterious figures of Myrddin Wyllt (Wild Merlin) and Lailoken; he discusses the legendary battle of Arfderydd, Merlin as Wild Man and seer; and reveals the Scottish origins of the legendary wizard.

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