To restore Merlin on the Path of the Hero, we must first identify what type of hero Merlin might be. Merlin was sent to Camelot at the request of his mother who feared what would become of him due to the influences of those around him. While in Camelot, he answered a call to adventure though reluctant to accept at first. Merlin became the Manservant of a young Prince Arthur because together they would form a land the poets called Albion, where Magic and creatures of Magic were accepted and tolerated, and Arthur would become less of a...
The Hero Archetype was founded on the basis of archaeological observations by Bastien. His premise being that societies have an ideal of what a Hero is and subsequently expectations. With the advent of Carl Jung, this Hero Archetype gained credence especially with the work of Joseph Campbell as popularized by George Lucas and others in a series of movies emphasizing "universal themes common to myths and legends" presented in a manner accessible to the times. Thus, Theseus and Adriane were transformed into Luke and Leia.
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