The Tomb of Merlin

The tomb of Merlin (Tombeau de Merlin) is a megalith in the forest of Paimpont in Brittany. According to tradition, it is the tomb of Merlin the wizard from the Arthur legend.
The Tomb of Merlin

The tomb of Merlin (Tombeau de Merlin) is a megalith in the forest of Paimpont in Brittany. According to tradition, it is the tomb of Merlin the wizard from the Arthur legend. In a certain variation of the legend, Merlin dies from his love for the fairy Viviane in the legendary forest of Brocéliande. In another version, he is locked in a magical circle by the fairy, where he voluntarily stays with her.

Merlin's grave is the remnant of a passage grave. The Neolithic dolmen consisted of eight blocks of slate.

In 1820, the scholar J.C.D. Poignand wrote that Merlin would be buried in the forest of Paimpont. Felix Bellamy investigates in 1889 and follows directions from the locals. He finds the grave. After this, grave robbers go looking for treasure and destroy the movable parts of the dolmen. Only two supports remain. A holly grows between these supports.

Visitors leave papers here. The wish written on this paper would be fulfilled by Merlin.

It is said that Merlin's tomb has been moved to a place that can be visited by tourists. The original site is said to be hidden.

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The Tomb of Merlin
Tombeau de Merlin, 35380 Paimpont, France
48.0780534,
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