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A strong and enigmatic enchantress from the King Arthur legend, Morgan le Fay is known by a variety of names and spellings. Most frequently, she and the legendary king are siblings. Morgan first appears in Arthurian literature, but her character is only briefly described as a goddess, fairy, witch or a sorceress who is tied to Arthur as his magical rescuer and guardian. Her moral ambiguity and prominence both grew with the history of tales, and in some texts, she evolved into an adversary, especially as it is depicted in cyclical literature like the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle. The volatile personality of Morgan, with the capacity for doing both good and bad, is a key element in many of her mediaeval and later versions. She may have drawn inspiration from other historical persons and other old traditions, in addition to Welsh mythology. The Isle of Apples (Avalon), where Arthur was taken after being mortally wounded at the Battle of Camlann, is mentioned in connection with Morgan as the head of the nine enchanting sisters who are unrelated to Arthur in the earliest known account of Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth, which was authored around 1150 CE. The main function of Morgan in those works, as well as in the early chivalric romances of Chrétien de Troyes and others, is that of a renowned healer. Countless and frequently unnamed fairy-mistress and maiden-temptress characters might likewise be regarded as representations of Morgan in her various guises. These characters can be found throughout the Arthurian romantic storylines. [Information and Image Credit : Morgan_le_Fay , Wikipedia] [Image : Morgan le Fay by Frederick Sandys, 1864] [The Work (Image) is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The author died in 1904, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the life of Author plus 100 years or fewer] [Original Source-Image URL :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sandys,_Frederick_-_Morgan_le_Fay.JPG#Mythology







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