Was merlin a real person?

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    yes he is very well documented

  • Prince
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Merlin was a religious title for a chief Arch-Druid of Britain, and yes, the most famous one was the one who lived during the time of Arthur. 

  • 9 months ago

    yes he was real

  • 9 months ago

    No.  Thank you for asking, glad I could help.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Likely a jewel of truth at the center of this legend:

    "Merlin:  Shaman, Prophet, Magician," by John Matthews;

    "The True History of Merlin the Magician," by Anne Lawrence-Mathers;

    "The Quest for Merlin," by Nikolai Tolstoy.

  • H&M
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    *** C'est un loup garou ... ^^

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    it seems unikely... same thing with king arthur.

  • 9 months ago

    Possibly based on a real person. Myrddin Wyllt ("Myrddin the Wild") is a figure in medieval Welsh legend. A prophet and a madman, he was introduced into Arthurian legend by Geoffrey of Monmouth as Merlin the wizard, associated with the town of Carmarthen in South Wales. Although his legend centres on a known Celtic theme, Myrddin's legend is rooted in history, for he is said to have gone mad after the Battle of Arfderydd at Arthuret at which Rhydderch Hael of Strathclyde defeated Gwenddoleu. According to the Annales Cambriae this took place in 573. Myrddin fled into the forest, lived with the animals and received the gift of prophecy.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    No, he was a mythical character .

  • al
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Yes

    Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae. But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known, Merlin the "historical" figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and what he has meant to Britain.

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