fairy sister of King Arthur.
She is a principal figure in Celtic legend and Arthurian
romance. She is mentioned as the one who told Arthur about
Guinevere and Lancelot.
She gave him a cup containing a magic draught and he had
no sooner drunk it than his eyes were opened to the perfidy
of his wife and friend.
Orlando Furioso, Morgan (Morgana) is represented as living
at the bottom of a lake, and dispensing her treasures to
whom she liked.
Orlando Innamorato, she first appears as 'Lady Fortune',
but subsequently assumes her witch-like attributes.
Tasso, she has three daughters: Carvilia, Morganetta, and
in the romance of Ogier the Dane she receives Ogier in the
Isle of Avalon when he is over
one hundred years old. She restores his youth, and becomes
is known as Morgane, Morganetta, Morgaine,
Morgue la Faye, and Morgana (especially in
also Fata Morgana
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