What is Morgan le Fay?

  • (noun): A wicked fairy who was the half sister of King Arthur.

Morgan Le Fay

Morgan le Fay /ˈmɔrɡən lə ˈfeɪ/, alternatively known as Morgan le Faye, Morgane, Morgaine, Morgana and other names, is a powerful sorceress in the Arthurian legend. Early works featuring Morgan do not elaborate her character beyond her role as a fay or magician. She became much more prominent in the later cyclical prose works such as the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, in which she becomes an antagonist to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. She is said to be the daughter of Arthur's mother, the Lady Igraine, and her first husband, Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, so that Arthur (son of Igraine and Uther Pendragon) is her half-brother.

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Morgan Le Fay - In Folklore
... Morgan le Fay, or Fata Morgana in Italian, has been associated with Sicily since the Norman conquest of southern Italy ... The medieval romance Floriant et Florete places Morgan's mountain home of Montegibel on Sicily, and later Italian folklore describes Morgan as living in Mount Etna ...
Magnus The Sorcerer
... as an apprentice by Merlin, he became the student, and eventually lover, of Morgan Le Fay ... He gradually realized that Morgan had turned to hatred and villainy ... After some years of life on the run, Morgan found him and destroyed his body while he was astral projecting, banishing his spirit to the astral plane ...
Gawain (opera) - Synopsis - Act 2
... This time he is alone, taunted by the (still invisible) Morgan Le Fay ... They await Gawain's arrival, singing lines of text drawn from Morgan Le Fay's taunting ... Morgan Le Fay removes the enchantment that disguised Bertilak as the Green Knight ...
List Of Arthurian Characters
... Other names Earliest appearance Works featured in Description Accolon Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Morgan le Fay's lover Aglovale† Agloval, Sir Aglovale de Galis The Life of ... ruler of Gorre Ban Lancelot-Grail, early 13th century Lancelot's father Balan Sir Balan le Savage Post-Vulgate Cycle, 1230s Post-Vulgate, Le Morte D'Arthur Brother to Balin Balin Sir ... Vita Cadoc, Culhwch and Olwen, Stanzas of the Graves, Welsh Triads, Historia Regum Britanniae, Le Morte d'Arthur, numerous others Returns Excalibur to ...
List Of Recurring Alien Characters In Stargate SG-1 - Ancients
... Ganos Lal or Morgan le Fay, played by Sarah Strange (season 10) – An ascended Ancient who would give rise to the Arthurian legend of Morgan le Fay ... Morgan le Fay is first referenced in season 10's "Morpheus" and first appears in person in "The Pegasus Project" where she poses as a hologram in Atlantis ... Morgan le Fay is mentioned again in "The Quest" and returns in Stargate The Ark of Truth to help SG-1 in their fight against Adria in the Ori galaxy ...

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