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The different aspects of Merlin Merlin is a popular character when it comes to the stories of King Arthur and other stories dealing with the Arthurian age In most of the stories written about him they refer to him as the magician kingmaker and prophet We also know him as the one that takes care of Arthur from birth who set him on the throne who established him there in the early days of his reign as king While most books agree that he knew King Arthur and watched over him from birth what was he really was he a magician with a beard in a tall pointed hat and long cloak with a magic wand that performed magic or was he a prophet that could for see the future as portrayed in the Crystal Cave or was he something else In the Crystal Cave Merlin is portrayed as a prophet that can see into the future with the help of the pattern of crystals in the cave that he discovered Here he is not portrayed as a magician but rather it shows us his technical abilities like when he moved Hele Stone of Stonehenge with the machine he built rather then raising the whole stone or causing it to fly through the air or float across the sea He is then portrayed as the kingmaker when at the end he is given Arthur to raise and teach so he would be ready to take over the thrown when he got older Merlin may also be known as a lover Last Enchantment when while under Arthurs rule Merlin retires to the wilderness and there is attacked y a subtle poison given to him by Morgause he is later nursed back to health by a young girl named Ninian After that Ninian becomes Merlins pupil until in the end when his powers begin to fade and she takes over the role of
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