Merlin first appears in extant records (Armes Prydein, Y Gododdin) from the early century as a mere prophet, but his role gradually evolved into that of magician, prophet and advisor, active in all phases of the administration of King Arthur’s kingdom.
One of the most fascinating figures in the Welsh mythology and the Arthurian legend is Merlin, the great wizard, prophet and adviser to several kings. 'Merlin and Arthur' by Willian O’Connor. You don't see many paintings of this part of the story.
Magician by Andrey Shishkin(well-known artist, who was born in Moscow in Here he lives and works now. This Russian artist works in the style of realistic academic painting and creates paintings that delight in its splendor).
Merlin is a legendary figure best known as a druid warlock featured in the Arthurian legend. The archetype derived from the semi-legendary Scottish figure known as Lailoken and the Welsh equivalent, Myrddin Wyllt,