Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
That side of the castle Sir Gawain surveyed
As it shimmered and shone through the fine oaks.
(771 - 772)
"Bertilak of Hautdesert, I am called in this land.
Through the power of Morgan le Fay, who lives under my roof,
And her skill in learning, well-taught in magic arts,
She has acquired many of Merlin’s occult powers -
For she had love-dealings at an earlier time
With that accomplished scholar, as all your knights know
Morgan the goddess
Therefore is her name;
No one, however haughty
Or proud she cannot tame."
(2445 - 2455)
"She sent me in this shape to your splendid hall
To make trial of your pride, and to judge the truth
Of the great reputation attached to the Round Table.
She sent me to drive you demented with this marvel,
To have terrified Guenevere and caused her to die
With horror at that figure who spoke like a spectre
With his head in his hand before the high table."
(2456 - 2462)