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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13, Morgan le Fay and The Lady of the Lake Summary

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 13, Morgan le Fay and The Lady of the Lake Summary and Analysis

Morgan le Fay and the Lady of the Lake are usually described as two separate figures. Stone believes that the two may both be derived from a single, earlier, concept of the Morrigan. This idea is not so unique, as it is already thought that the image of Morgan le Fay is derived from earlier Celtic beliefs in the Morrigan. It is speculated that Morgan le Fay is also the same as the Faerie Queen, Fata Morgana and the Goddess Fortuna. Stone asks, "Are not Fata, Fay, and Faerie simply other ways of saying Fate?"

Some claim that Morgan le Fay is King Arthur's sister, and that she is the one who took his body to her mystic island of Avalon. It is known that...

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