of the Lake
are two distinct Ladies of the Lake in Arthurian
One, Vivien or Dame du Lac was the woman who raised
Lancelot in France. She is
also the one who gave Excalibur
to Arthur, she is said to
be wicked and was killed by Balin.
second, Nimue, was the woman who Merlin
fell in love with. She used her magic to imprison him under
a tree or a rock.
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