'Myrddin Wyllt' (c. 540? - c. 584?) is a Welsh figure in medieval legends, regarded as a prophet, wild man of the woods, pagan, bard and a prototype for today's composite representation of the Merlin of Arthurian legend. He was said to be born in Carmathen South Wales, where the town (in Welsh Caerfyrddin) was named after him, (Caer meaning town) and Fyrddin after Myrddin. Stories of the life of Myrddin Wyllt can be found in the Black Book of Carmarthen (1250ad) and in Vita Merlini (1150ad)
Merlin first appears in extant records (Armes Prydein, Y Gododdin) from the early 10th 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.
A fierce warrior herself, Morrigan is goddess of death in battle, slaughter, and strife. She protects the innocent, and brings justice to those who have done wrong. She can take on several forms, including that of a bat, that of a crow and that of Macha – the embodiment of frenzy. Morrigan is queen beside Arawn, and she oversees the Phantom Hunt.