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In Arthurian Legends supernatural phenomenon plays a major role Such phenomenon may include magic and other worldly beasts Merlin and an animal known as the Griffin are prime examples of the paranormal These events and creatures help to enhance the story and force people to use their imaginations The role of the supernatural is an essential element portrayed in all Arthurian LegendsMagic or events caused by wizardry and witchcraft are encountered in Arthurian Legends Both Merlin and Queen Morgause practice the art of magic However unlike Queen Morgause who has an interest in Black Magic Merlin practices White Magic He has a huge impact on King Arthurs life especially when he predicts future events that Arthur will have to endure He served as Arthurs tutor and educated Arthur as a youth The World Book Encyclopedia 418 However he goes about educating Arthur in a different manner than a normal tutor would approach it Merlin uses his magical powers to change Arthur into a variety of animals such as a fish bird and an ant When Merlin changed Arthur into a fish he took off his hat raised his staff of lignum vitae politely in the air and said slowly Snylrem stenemilpmoc ot enutpen dna lliw eh yldnik tpecca siht yob sa a hsif White 41 and immediately Arthur felt himself transforming into the animal The magicians rationalization to morphing Arthur is to provide the young king with knowledge of such things as kindness and helping others who are in distress Merlin uses his powers to help prepare Arthur for things to come An event that depicts Merlin doing this is when he says I have told you about Guenever havent I White 293 This refers to the infidelity of Arthurs future wife Merlin forewarns his student to better prepare him for his misfortunes Since Merlin is closely related to the paranormal it is obvious that one of the roles of the supernatural is that of
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