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Merlin the Wizard, Carmarthen, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 51.363 W 004° 18.534
30U E 409857 N 5745837
Quick Description: Merlin the legendary Wizard, A wooden sculpture on Merlin's walk in Carmarthen's main shopping area.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 11:46:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZ8G
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Long Description:
Merlin, King Arthurs Wizard, epic being, myth or legend ?

Merlin the Wizard was sculpted by Simon Hedger and was unveiled on 10th April 2010 by the Mayor of Carmarthen.

Merlins Oak returns to Carmarthen. Merlin was made from a tree felled to make way for a new shopping centre in Carmarthen.

A descendant from the famous mythical Merlins Oak, the tree that stood in the centre of Carmarthen town with many myths and ledgends about it.

Was Merlin one of King Arthurs, Magician or Wizards, mentioned in the Mabinogian ?

Myrddin Emrys (Merlin Ambrosius), mystical magician, alchemist & druid is adorned with the symbols of nature and the Celtic religion that for him was a way of life.

From his twisted honeysuckle beard that falls from his smiling face which holds his bardic wisdom. On his left shoulder sits the dragon of natures temptation and in his hand the three sticks and a rope with thirteen knots; a druids measuring kit, in the other, a bag of healing herbs from the garden of your imagination. The feathered horn of the orax hangs on his shoulder, whilst the La Tène torc is tied to his belt.

Embroidered on his back is the story of Blodeuwedd, for in the day the eye of the owl is the open flower but at night blodeuwedd is the owl. Or tywyllwch Ir goleuni, from the darkness into the light, as meant in Welsh, to be inspired. These are the words that are carved into the trunk of Myrddin. Where the three spirals ripple from the water source, you can run your finger through the journey of life to the labyrinth.

Can you see the frog? Can you see the squirrel? Can you see the flying sparrow?



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Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 500 BC to 1300 AD

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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