Merlin Fortells the Birth of Arthur | King Arthur


Rupert S. Holland

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Tonight, we’ll read another story from our King Arthur series. This one, “Merlin Fortells the Birth of Arthur” comes from a book edited by Rupert S. Holland and published in 1919.

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Merlin is a mythical figure prominently featured in the legend of King Arthur and best known as a wizard. He became one of the most important figures in the imagination and literature of the Middle Ages.

Most notable among his superpowers being that of prophecy and shapeshifting,  Merlin engineers the birth of Arthur through magic and intrigue.