Examines the use of Merlin as a character in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, two novels by J.C. Powys, and Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series. Notes parallels and differences in Merlin’s power, role, prophetic ability, link with the divine, and vulnerability.
"Three Modern Views of Merlin,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol16/iss4/3
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021