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Morgan le Fay: Man or Myth?

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com

>                    [...]  I honestly think that the figure of Morgan le
> Fay started out as one of the great Celtic mother goddesses; there is, in
> fact, an Irish goddess called the Morrigan.  She rules the battlefields and
> is attended by and/or seen as a raven(s).
>                  By the time of Malory's writings, Morgan had become the
> most evil woman who ever lived.  It's my humble opinion that she did not
> start out that way in these legends.

I'm not surprised that Morgan was demonized; the surprising thing for
me was that the demonization took place, apparently, hundreds of years
after the Christianization of the whole Matter.  Then (if I recall
correctly) she was written out altogether by the time of the Broadway
musical "Camelot".  And Merlin was written out of "First Knight".  And
was that Malagant character made up of whole cloth, or what?  But
I digress.

As you can tell, my knowledge of Arthureana is rather sketchy.

-- Alfredo
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia

Happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it
depends solely upon what you think. -- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

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