He was on file at 8th or 9th century the first time in Historia Brittonum and wellknown as the advisor and thaumaturge to the Royal Household of King Arthur, who lived in the 5th and early 6th century.
But even a great wizard hasn’t always the control about his magic wand and Merlin fell in love to the Lady of the Lake, named Viviane or Nimue. He followed her to her Forest Broceliande where she first pretended endless love, till he revealed to her all his magic power then she bewitched him that he fell in a deadlike sleep and she banned him into a hawthorne hedge under a great rock. Maybe that was the medieval version of: Not tonight, Darling, I have headaches . After removing Merlin, Viviane entered the Bridge of Mystery, betrayed her love to Merlin and disappeared into a cloud.
While Merlin slept under a rock in the Forest of Broceliande, his magic power became famous, his person legend and his financial background fabled through the centuries. In late nineteenth century , farmers from thereabouts thought, that they can find some wonga in Merlins pocket and placed a homemade bomb under Merlins rock. Sadly the bomb-pastry wasn’t baked right through and the blasting power was as pitiful as a fart. Only the rock got a crack, what the people now use as Merlin’s mailbox till today. No, my staff weren’t the bomb plotters ,they were born later and have an alibi .
The Forest of Broceliande is full of magic places, you can visit the
We visited the grave of Merlin,which is decorated by his fans with flowers,garlands and wreaths, where I looked into his mailbox slot, but he wasn’t at home.
I wrote him a message, to take good care of all citizens of blogville and placed it in his mailbox.
Then we went to the source of eternal youth. The legend says, the water in the basin contains the tears of Viviane, who although beeing older than dirt was always looking like a 15 year old girl. Who drinks from the source will never get old. Butt before we will throw our anti-age creams away and cancel the appointment with Mr. Botox, we should think twice. To get not older means not inevitably that we will be young an beautiful… and if you ask me, you only will get the Jakarta quick step or fleas in your stomach… or both – but maybe that’s the story behind the saying: Beauty knows no pain?
Ok, let’s go: There is a place with stacked stones, made by Merlin’s fans. The meaning of the stone-pyramids or stonemen is: NONE. They are common in many cultures, have sometimes a religious meaning (in Tibet) or a geographic (Alpes or Scandinavia). But most like there they have no relation with anything. Butt if you want you can build one and make a wish while building or for Merlins or Vivianes honor – if you like it? Why not.
We found an interesting thingy there: probably this is Merlin’s secret Lab? Not really high-tech – but interesting. I tried to take a closer look on this interesting place but my staff said: Weimaraner+magic Lab=Weimageddon. So, NOPE!
HAVE A MAGIC MONDAY ALL