Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Merlin’s Stones

Six stones erected by Merlin across Britain. Each had a series of prophecies written on it.

  1. Located in Lyonesse.
  2. Cornwall | Tristan and Lancelot battled.
  3. Logres | The sword drawn by Galahad at the beginning of the Grail Quest was fixed in this stone.
  4. In the Perilous Valley.
  5. In the Dark Valley | Tristan and Lancelot’s second fight.
  6. North Wales | Tristan and Lancelot had a third combat here.

One of these latter stones appears in an Italian cantare as the Rock of Merlin.

Prose Tristan | 1230-1240
La Tavola Ritonda | 1325–1350