Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle

Illustration

Arienne King
by British Library
published on 22 April 2019
Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle

A detail of a miniature portraying God opening Hell, in which devils gather and plot to create an evil being by fathering a child on a mortal woman. This child, through baptism and blessings, is made good and grows up to be the wizard Merlin.

From the Vulgate Cycle manuscript (1316 CE) in the British Library, London.

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