The king gave the command for work to commence on building the fortress walls, but each night, the newly built walls would be destroyed. And so it went on, day after day, until Vortigern was forced to seek the help of sorcerers and magicians. They advised that the castle walls should be sprinkled with the blood of a child without a natural father, in order to appease whatever dark power was hindering the construction of the fortress. A search was launched and eventually a fatherless boy named Myrddin Emrys was found.
He was brought before Vortigern who told him of the fate he intended to inflict upon him. However, the boy managed to convince Vortigern that his advisors were wrong and that it was two dragons under a lake inside the mountain that were destroying the foundations of his fortress. The king commanded his labourers to dig deep into the mountain.
They did as they were told and discovered an underground lake, just as predicted. Once drained, the red and white dragons that lay sleeping there awoke and began a fierce battle, with the red dragon ultimately defeating the white.
The boy then prophesised that the red dragon triumph was representative of the Britons future victory over the Saxons, who were symbolised by the white dragon. Subsequently the boy's life was spared. Legend has it the boy later became known as the great magician Myrddin Emrys - or Merlin, as he is called in English. The item "Niue 2019 2 OZ Silver Proof Coin- Dragons The Red Dragons" is in sale since Friday, August 21, 2020.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "silvergoldbullion" and is located in Rangiora.
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