Given Name NIMUE

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: NIM-oo-ay (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.

Categories

Arthurian legend, literature, uncertain etymology, witches

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