Characters in
Morgan le Fay's World

A useful reference to accompany the books

Illustrations (C) Miriam Soriano

Morgan

Morgan is the eldest daughter of Gorlois and Igraine, Duke and Duchess of Belerion. At the start of the series, she is a little girl rapidly developing astonishing magical powers. However, as neither of her parents are magical, the source of her magic is a mystery to her.

Gorlois

Gorlois is the Duke of Belerion, ruler of the farthest south-western federate on the island of post-Roman Britain. A renowned warrior and beloved leader, he has sworn loyalty to High King Vortigern. He is the husband of Igraine and father of Morgan.

Igraine

Igraine is the Duchess of Belerion, wife of Gorlois and mother of Morgan. Formerly known as Eigyr, she is the daughter of the Saxon Chief Hengist and Gwen, Princess of Gwynedd. The sister of High Queen Rowena and an influential figure in her own right, Igraine was educated in both Druidic and Christian beliefs.

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Merlin

Merlin is a little boy of Morgan’s age, who, like her, is gifted with magical powers. He is the son of Aldan, Princess of Gwynedd, the twin brother of Ganieda, and the grandson of King Einion of Gwynedd. The identity of his father remains shrouded in mystery but dark rumours abound.

Ganieda

Ganieda is a little girl of Morgan’s age and Merlin’s twin sister. The daughter of Aldan, Princess of Gwynedd, and granddaughter of King Einion of Gwynedd, she was born blind, deaf and mute. However, like Morgan and Merlin, Ganieda possesses mystical powers of her own.

Fleur

Blanchefleur, or Fleur, as she prefers to be called, is the Princess of Ynys Môn, daughter of King Pellinore and Queen Sardoine, the latter being Igraine’s younger sister. Fleur’s parentage is a mystery: she was found as a baby on an abandoned ship from the East, and was adopted by the King and Queen. She and Morgan are the same age, and are best friends.

Fleur - Princess of Ynys Mon
Ganieda, Merlin's Twin
Merlin

Safir

Safir is a child from Babylon who arrived at Tintagel as a stowaway on a ship. Three years older than Morgan, and blessed with precocious wisdom and intelligence, Safir earned the prestigious position of squire to Gorlois and is training to become a knight. However, the truth about the real identity of the Saracen runaway must be kept secret at all costs.

Taliesin

The adopted son of Elffin the fisherman, Taliesin, a former page boy in the service of Gorlois at Tintagel Castle, is now the apprentice to the leader of the Druids, Grand Master Cadwellon, the most powerful religious figure in Britain. Two years older than Morgan and one of her closest friends, Taliesin has no knowledge of his true origins or background.

Sebile

Sebile is the physician and healer of Tintagel Castle, and Morgan’s tutor. A woman of extraordinary knowledge and capability, Sebile’s unlined face belies her age. No one knows how old she is, but she carries with her an aura of ancient wisdom. She comes from a sunny land which is the source of much of her knowledge, a land far from the mists and rains of Britain.

Father Elfodd

Father Elfodd is the Christian priest of the chapel at Tintagel Castle, his parish including the nearby village of Trevana. A young man of great intellect and scientific curiosity, he is eager to modernise the world with his new faith, to emulate the example of Christ, to work amongst the poor, and to fight injustice. He is a tutor to Morgan and Fleur.

Cadwellon

Grand Master Cadwellon is the leader of the Druids in Britain, the most powerful religious figure in the land and Counsellor to High King Vortigern. A wise, educated man of unshakeable belief and honour, he is tolerant – albeit wary – of the new Christian faith and has a youthful aura at odds with his venerable age.

Myrddin

Myrddin is a Druid and the right hand man of Cadwellon. Opposed to Cadwellon’s tolerance of the new Christian religion, he is ambitious and power-hungry, seeing the Druidic Order as a means of achieving his aims. Myrddin is drawn to Merlin’s powers and seeks to influence the boy, but is fearful and resentful of Morgan’s magic.

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Taliesin
Sebile
Cadwellon Druid
Myrddin druid

Full Character List

Meet everyone!

AGNES

Servant girl

ALDAN

Princess of Gwynedd, daughter of King EINION, mother of MERLIN and GANIEDA

AMBROSIUS

Enemy of VORTIGERN, rival claimant to the title of High King of Britain, brother of UTHER

ANGHARAD

A servant girl, niece of GORNEMANT

ANNA

Twin sister of BLASINE, younger sister of MORGAN, daughter of GORLOIS and IGRAINE

ARAMONT

King of Gaul, father of HOEL, ally of AMBROSIUS

ARCILE

Maid to MORGAN

AVALLACH

The Lord of Apples, also known as the Apple-Tree Man

AYNIA

An Elven, sister of CLEENA and UNA

BLAES

Christian monk of Gwynedd, tutor of MERLIN

BLASINE

Twin sister of ANNA, younger sister of MORGAN, daughter of GORLOIS and IGRAINE

BORMOVO

A spirit

BRASTIAS

Knight of Belerion, seneschal to GORLOIS

BRUNOR

The Good Knight Without Fear, a veteran warrior

CAELIA

Queen of the Muryans

CARADOC

A warrior and ally of AMBROSIUS, brother of TURQUINE

CLEENA

An Elven, sister of AYNIA and UNA

CONSTANTINE

Former High King of Britain, father of AMBROSIUS and UTHER

CORMORAC 

A Giant, son of CORMORAN

CORMORAN

A Giant, father of CORMORAC

CROKESOT

A demon, hunter of the Furious Host

CUNOMOR

A soldier of Tintagel

CYNFARCH

King of Rheged, father of URIEN

DANDO

A Cynocephalus

DIANA

The Moon Huntress, leader of the Wild Hunt

DONYERTH

A knight of Belerion

DYONAS

A spirit, herald of DIANA

EINION

King of Gwynedd, father of ALDAN, grandfather of MERLIN and GANIEDA

ELFFIN

A fisherman, adopted father of TALIESIN

ERBIN

A knight of Belerion

GERAINT

Squire to BRASTIAS

GERMANUS

Christian bishop

GORNEMANT

A merchant seaman, uncle of ANGHARAD

HALWYNNA

Lady-in-waiting to IGRAINE

HELIABEL

Queen of Lyonesse, wife of King MELIODAS, sister of MARK

HENGIST

Saxon leader of Ceint, brother of HORSA, father of ROWENA, IGRAINE, SARDOINE, OISC, OCTA and OSSA, father-in-law of VORTIGERN, GORLOIS and PELLINORE

HOEL

Prince of Gaul, son of ARAMONT, ally of AMBROSIUS

HORSA

Saxon warrior, brother of HENGIST, uncle of ROWENA, IGRAINE and SARDOINE

JACK

A Piskie

JANNIPER

A kitchen maid

JOAN

A Piskie

KEVNYS

A spider

MABON

A child soul

MAGLORE

A child soul 

MARK

Lord of Dore, brother of HELIABEL

MELIODAS

King of Lyonesse, husband of HELIABEL

OCTA

A Saxon warrior, second son of HENGIST, brother of OISC, OSSA, ROWENA, IGRAINE and SARDOINE

OISC

A Saxon warrior, eldest son of HENGIST, brother of OCTA, OSSA, ROWENA, IGRAINE and SARDOINE

OSSA

A Saxon warrior, youngest son of HENGIST, brother of OISC, OCTA, ROWENA, IGRAINE and SARDOINE

PELLINORE

King of Ynys Môn, husband of SARDOINE, adopted father of BLANCHEFLEUR

ROWENA

High Queen of Britain, wife of VORTIGERN, stepmother of VORTIMER, sister of IGRAINE, SARDOINE, OISC, OCTA and OSSA

SARDOINE

Queen of Ynys Môn, wife of PELLINORE, adopted mother of BLANCHEFLEUR

SMERTULLOS

A Pooka

TURQUINE

A warrior and ally of AMBROSIUS, brother of CARADOC

UNA

An Elven, sister of AYNIA and CLEENA

URIEN

Son of King CYNFARCH of Rheged, companion to VORTIMER

UTHER

A warrior, brother of AMBROSIUS

VORTIGERN

High King of Britain, husband of ROWENA, father of VORTIMER

VORTIMER

Prince of Britain, son of VORTIGERN, stepson of ROWENA

WODAN

The Dark Huntsman, leader of the Furious Host

YALLERY

A Piskie, formerly a human boy