Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


A mysterious Otherwordly sea deity about whom very little is known.

He does, however, make an appearance in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Vita Merlini as the boatman who ferried the mortally wounded Arthur, in the company of Merlin and Taliesin, on his final journey to Avalon, to be cured of his deadly wound by the goddess Morgan Le Fay.

Christopher W. Bruce: “Geoffrey was probably speaking figuratively.”

Vita Merlini | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1150