page 100 of 960 of Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte Darthur: The Definitive Original Text Edition

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Merlin predicts Lancelot’s future. This damesell who Merlin has taken a liking to is getting real sick of this creepy old wizard and she tricks him and turns him into stone. This is the end of the age of Merlin, brought down by enchantment, and is the rise of the enchantress women who thrive on the moral weakness of their victims. They are into necromancy – can communicate with the dead. Opposite of fertility.