Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon's learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate is linked with Merlin.
You Can't Escape Destiny.
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Did You Know?
Arthur Pendragon's original name in Welsh, is Arthwys Penddraiggoch or Pen Ddraig Goch. Pen means "head" in Welsh, and Y Ddraig Goch actually means "a red dragon", and it is a national symbol of Cymru (Wales). Merlin's real name, in Welsh, is Myrddin Wyllt Emrys. See more
Throughout the program, Merlin and Gaius seem to have detailed knowledge on things such as infections and the circulatory system, despite these discoveries not being made until over 1000 years later. See more
[introduction to each episode
In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name... Merlin.