I was going to post “Who Was Merlin — Part 2″ today, but found an EXCELLENT blog post over at Heavenfield about Merlin and how he “got his start” when Vortigern attempted to sacrifice him in order to get his fortress built.
Lets just say ole Vorty was having a bit of trouble.
So go on over and read the post about Merlin, you won’t be disappointed. And by the way, read “wise men” as “druids” in the text, as that is who I think it is referring to.
This story of Merlin and Vortigern is actually foundational to my entire series, and so I am kicking myself right now, saying, “Why didn’t I think to cover that first?”.