Nimue


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Nimue

cajoles Merlin to reveal secret of power. [Arth. Romance: History of Prince Arthur, Brewer Handbook, 756]
See: Deceit
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It will be seen that Lewis's skillful paraphrase clarifies the natures and relative positions of various major sites, while the information about Williams's idiosyncratic family tree of Nimue as the mother of Merlin and his invention of Brisen, Merlin's sister, as well as these magical siblings' embodiment of Space and Time, respectively, appears elsewhere in Lewis's commentary (see Williams and the Arthuriad 102).
Sir, my name is Sir Meliot of Logurs, and this lady my cousin hight Nimue, and the knight that was in the other pavilion is my sworn brother, a passing good knight, and his name is Brian of the Isles.
ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES, Stan James bet: 5-2 Lady Of The Desert, 3-1 Special Duty, 9-2 Song Of My Heart, 11-2 Sand Vixen, 8-1 Habaayib, Misheer, 16-1 Shamandar, 33-1 Puff, 50-1 Nimue.
Burne Jones saw him as a Dantesque scholar (Merlin and Nimue [Viviane], 1861; Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and Pierre Gourdel sculpted him as a square-jawed, ardent-eyed Romantic icon (Merlin the Magician, Renowned Bard of Brittany, 19th century; Musee de Bretagne, Rennes).
For example, Howey and Reimer cite 83 references to Nimue in the literature section, from Joan Aiken's The Stolen Lake (A-17) to Robert Buchan's poem "Merlin's Tomb" (A-295; published in 1838 in The Glasgow University Album and reprinted in Fragments of the Round Table [Glasgow: Thomas Murray, 1959]) to Ernest Rhys's five-scene play entitled The Masque of the Grail (A-2146; 1908 and reprinted in various texts).
He is locked in a house of ice by his former student, Lady Nimue and of no help to them except to give them a map and a riddle to assist in their quest for the pieces of the Grail.
Possibly called Vivienne or Nimue, she was said to be the foster mother of Sir Lancelot, and presented Arthur with his sword,Excalibur.
Spencer, who was completing an across-the-card double after winning on Nimue at Leicester, said: "It's nice he's won two and Lawrie [Inman, owner] will be happy.
20 1 SUPREME SPIRIT (IRE) (F Norton) 20-1 2 Bahamian Jazz (IRE) (66-1) 3 Offspring (11-2) 11 ran Nimue 8-13F nk, 41/2.
Thus for post-1874 readers of the Idylls, 140 lines inserted into one of the first idylls published (originally entitled Nimue, later Merlin and Vivien), change "the wily Vivien" from Arthur's sole antagonist to one collaborating with Mark as his emissary.
The poet Taliessin, in "The Calling of Arthur," meets Merlin and Brisen, the children of Nimue, who are "Time and space, duration and extension" (Williams, Taliessin 129).
Disposing of John Gielgud even before the opening credits finished, this comes stuffed with stars, ranging from Richardson's barking mad panto villainess and Martin Short's curiously Rowan Atkinson-like turn as her morphing pointy-eared servant to Isabella Rossellini as Nimue (pronounced to rhyme with wimoweh), the love of Merlin's life who brings him up to speed on Avalon, the Holy Grail and all that destiny of England sort of stuff.