Maria João Sereno (Brigitt)
The Lady of the Lake is the name of several related characters who play parts in Arthurian legend. Depending on the variant, characters’ roles include giving King Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father. Various writers and copyists conflated her with, or named her as Nimue, Viviane, Viviana, Vivienne, Elaine, Ninianne, Nivian, Nyneve, Nimueh and other variations. Other versions of the legends make Nimue, Viviane, etc., into separate characters.
The Lancelot-Grail Cycle provides a backstory for the Lady of the Lake, “Viviane”, in the prose Merlin section, which takes place before the Lancelot Proper, though it was written later.
Viviane Lady of the Lake will help you with:
- Mystical powers
- Healing herbs…