Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle

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Illustration

Arienne King
by British Library
published on 22 April 2019
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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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Library, B. (2019, April 22). Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10489/

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Library, British. "Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 22, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10489/.

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Library, British. "Devils Plotting the Birth of Merlin, Vulgate Cycle." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Apr 2019. Web. 03 Apr 2020.

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