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I have a great respect for the legend of King Arthur but Merlin appears from nowhere and is then left sealed in a cave seemingly ‘escape-proof’. Nothing was said about who Merlin was or where he was born- he was just known as the wizard who advisedMoreI have a great respect for the legend of King Arthur but Merlin appears from nowhere and is then left sealed in a cave seemingly ‘escape-proof’. Nothing was said about who Merlin was or where he was born- he was just known as the wizard who advised King Arthur.In a series of University Christmas lectures, Merlins life is presented by Jessica his adopted daughter. There was no objection to Jessica’s statement about being adopted- it was the implication that Merlin was still alive that raised a few hackles.Merlin’s life was recorded in documents that were kept in an attic box. The documents were on animal skins, parchment, vellum and paper. Each document had been carbon dated and the text verified by University experts. It was Jessica’s proposal that the documents are evidence that Merlin was born around 1200BC and is still alive today.The documents show that Merlin was far more than a great magician and that his religion was much older than the druids. Merlin was a great sailor and his travels took him through much of Europe. Merlin was born in the Glades of Mount Parnassus in Greece. He was educated by a wise woman and became a skilled herbalist.Merlin is not immortal. On the death of his foster mother, Merlin dedicated his life to carrying on his mother’s work. Gaia accepted his oath and blessed him with long life. For a thousand years, Merlin was the hand that guided the Oracle of Delphi. Merlin didn’t make predictions- he just advised on what should not be published. With the rise of Christianity and the banning of all other gods, Merlin and his fellow priests were forced to flee the Oracle. Merlin came to Britain and settled in Caerleon-upon-Usk.As a skilled herbalist Merlin was requested to serve the royal courts- and so he came to serve King Arthur. His confrontation with Morgana resulted in his imprisonment in the Crystal Cave. Merlin escaped from the crystal cave and went on to experience the Spanish and Roman Inquisitions. You will have to read the book “Merlin’s First Millennia” to find out how.