The strength and weakness of the great magician Merlin

October 28, 2012 23:30

A great magician and prophet Merlin, perhaps, is that figure, which scrapped the portraits of all the powerful sorcerers of the Middle Ages. From birth to death, his life consists entirely of mystery and miraculous events.

The strength and weakness of the great magician Merlin
The strength and weakness of the great Maga.Tsarstvovanie famous King Arthur refers to the end V — VI century beginning. At the same time came the life and deeds of his trusted advisor — the magician Merlin.

According to one legend, he was born a human woman from a demon. He intended the role of Antichrist, but the child's mother has repented and confessed his sin.
The infant was baptized by St. Vlas and it neutralizes the evil forces, retaining, however, inherent in the child magical abilities.
And they will soon come in handy boy. At an early age he was forced to come to grips with the magicians Britons King Vortigern.
The situation in the country at that time there was heavy: the king fought with the Germans, who were trying to capture the island, but they were, as stated in the chronicles, have opoit his love potion.
And the king was kindled insane passion for the daughter of German leader Ronvene actually allowed foreigners to easily conquer Britain.
And then the court magicians who could not defeat the German witchcraft, advised the monarch to build a castle in Wales, which supposedly is to stop the invasion. But it was enough just to lay on top of a hill its foundation, as he immediately went to the ground.
Then the magicians declared that build strength will fail if the hill will not be stained with the blood of a boy born to a mortal mother, but who had no mortal father. The search for the child over the fact that Merlin and his mother had been lured to the castle Vortigern.
However, the next great magician appeared before the king full of grandeur, beauty and nobility. He was so fascinated by the monarch, that he decided not to kill him, and even asked for advice.
To which Merlin replied, "Your Majesty, your mages have no mind, and forecasters — primitive and stupid. They showed their ignorance and ignorance of the mysteries of nature: because the hill is a huge body of water, which absorbed the foundation. Tell them to deepen the trenches, and you will find a lake at the bottom of which are two flat stones that hide the sleeping dragon. "
This prophecy was correct, but when the dragons were discovered, they joined each other in mortal combat.
So Merlin was at the court of King Vortigern, then ruler of Britain Uther Pendragon and his son Arthur. But this — another legend.
In … gloomy castle on a rocky promontory waited beauty Igreyna Gorloysa her old husband, the Duke of Cornwall. And do not know it that King Uther so desperately wants it, he was ready to go at all. He turned to Merlin, who, using his ability to change the appearance of the people at the time gave the king look Gorloysa. Fate wove their threads so that as long as Uther do exploits in bed, Cornwall Duke died in the battle.
Then the magician went to say goodbye to the body of the old Hertz, resting in a deserted hall of the fortress. He was sad: it is not for the gold Uther he went to this deception. Magician knew prozrevaya future that the fruit of criminal love — Arthur, will be a powerful king who will unite Britain and give her peace.
Much remains after Arthur's fame in England, proud national spirit, noble laws of chivalry, legends, which will support in the difficult years.
While Arthur was a child, Marilyn, in anticipation of attempts by other pretenders to the throne to kill the boy, made the royal couple to give him a child. Where he lived and grew up, I knew only a magician. When King Uther was dying, the magician turned to him for all lords, so he recognized and declared his son the new King Arthur.
So Uther did. Then Merlin made the great sword Excalibur, and bound him by the power of his magic inside the large stone, on which was inscribed: "Who will this sword from the stone, the birthright of all the King of Britain." When people made sure that in addition to Arthur, no one can do this, he is recognized as his master, and rich and poor.
The legend is always easy, but in fact Merlin had to work hard to accommodate the interests of the most powerful lords of the nobility of the Shrew and make them loyal servants or at least allies Arthur. He loves it with all his heart, connected to it by fate, but is well aware that, under his constant care of a young man can not become a powerful king. And because there is at the court in those moments when it's needed.
One day King Arthur Merlin said, "Do not give me rest my barons, require me to take a wife." "That's right, — said the magician. — You need to get married. If there is such a woman, you were nicer to others? "" Yes, — said Arthur. — I was all the sweeter Guinevere, daughter of King Lodegransa that rules the country Kameliard, and the house he kept a round table, and he got it from my father. "
Merlin warned the king that he should not have to wife Guinevere, and predicted that that love the best of Arthur's knights — Lancelot. But the king did not listen, got married, though later it happened exactly as predicted, and Merlin and his wife king knight fell in love. However, their love had a long burn in the hearts and dreams.
Grace period of peaceful reign lasted 12 years, Arthur. It was a time of lush flowering chivalrous spirit. In his castle king gathered the most courageous and loyal knights, and they would sit around the famous Round Table.
That Merlin taught knights seated at the table, not to commit murder, not for evil, to avoid betrayal, lies and dishonesty, to grant mercy beggar, and, above all, to show respect and protection of women. And here, from the castle of Camelot, the knights went to fight with dragons, giants and dwarfs tricky.
The trouble lay in wait and Merlin: he is madly in love with a certain Vivian. British researcher E. Butler writes that "some sources believed Vivian King's daughter, the other — the water fairy. But no matter who the woman was, she loved the great magician and his hopelessly enchanted, to maintain their power over him, she fished his secret magic tomb cut in the rock, lured him back and locked there forever, so that the prophet was alive, but cut off from the world. "
Anticipating this turn of events, Merlin opened Arthur that he not long to be on the ground, he will be buried alive. Sorcerer king pleaded Forest eye protect Excalibur, because it can steal a woman that Arthur will be trusted.
And so it happened. Arthur had a sister on the mother — Fairy Morgan, decided lime king. Morgan herself was no stranger witching art: a young man, pointing to the charms of young Arthur, she spent the night with him and gave birth to a son, brother — Mordred, who wanted to sit on the British throne.
Fata Morgana and Arthur stole Excalibur, replacing it indistinguishable copy. Magic sword she gave a certain Sir Accolon, knocked him to a duel with the king, but Arthur, although it won the impostor. Moreover, recognizing the role of Morgana in the conspiracy, he forgave her. In vain, as a witch in this calms down.
And here again the scene appears brave knight Lancelot. For a long time he held back his feelings for his wife Guinevere King, but what will be, will not escape — the predictions of Merlin: a knight and queen became lovers. Mordred exposed them and forced his wife to Arthur convict public burning. Lancelot could not allow that, he stole the queen, and ran with her to France.
Getting ready for the chase, the king handed over the reins of Mordred, but one advantage of the absence of Arthur, a coup.
On the subsequent fate of Lancelot and Guinevere legend told in different ways: in them, and the death of both in a bloody war with the knights of Arthur, Lancelot, and the death of Queen confinement in a monastery.
According to legend, and that before his death, Lancelot realized his hands the power of darkness played a game — was the end of the world in Britain, was the end of the brotherhood of the "Round Table", honor, and love, is the time of betrayal and blood. Turbid his consciousness, and he loses the memory, and when the newly reborn to life, this is not a brilliant knight, a dirty, ragged preacher holding a sword in his hand instead of a cross.
But against Mordred all authors agree: the return to Britain, in a fierce battle Arthur pierced perfidious traitor. But, alas, and son Morgan had put the king a mortal wound.
So ends and does not end the story of Merlin and King Arthur, for sometime still alive sharpened Vivian great magician. One legend says that, along with other elected he was transported to the legendary Shambhala and now live among the great teachers of mankind.
And what happened to the king? Comrades put him in a boat, which is slowly slipping through the fog, took a nice Arthur on the sea on the magical island of Avalon. "Reassurance — he said before he died heartbroken knights. — And know that I'll come back when you need me Britain "…

Prepared by Andrey Mokhov
Secret Power 17.2012

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