I was watching Disney's The Sword and the Stone the other day, and it got me thinking about Merlin.
To start, I have this
So we don't know too much, but we know enough. In the Disney version of Merlin, he is portrayed as an eccentric, senile wizard who can See into the future. Do you think Merlin was a Seer? Or was he only good at Charms?Originally Posted by HP Lexicon
What do you think made Merlin such a great wizard? Do you think he invented any spells? Would he have ventured into other things like potions and herbology? Could he have found new uses for things, which is another reason why he is so great? And I just realised, from the Lexicon it only says he was the most famous wizard. Was he famous because he was powerful, or... because of something else?
And what do you think his relationship to King Arthur was like? In Disney, he taught Arthur great educational skills and took on a fatherly role. Do you think this was the case? I don't know much about King Arthur, but I'm currently trying to find out more about him and his court and the Knights of the Round Table. What role would Merlin have played in the King's court?
Merlin believed that wizards should help muggles. Does this mean with magic, or simply protecting them from magic? What kind of laws do you think he created to "benefit" muggles? Why do you think he was caring of muggles? Could King Arthur possibly have had something to do with it?
And lastly, Merlin lived in Medieval times, now I'm not sure when King Arthur had his rule or if they've even stamped it down to a particular time, but the founders were around in about 1000AD (according to Lexicon). The Medieval Times end roughly around the 15th century, so do you think Merlin could have known the founders? Again, I'm not sure about Arthur's rule and such, so this might be completely impossible. But if he could, and did, know them, why didn't he teach at Hogwarts?
I haven't fully thought about all of these questions, but I'd like to hear what everyone else has to think about Merlin! Thanks in advance for all of your input!