Nimue: She met Merlin when aged 16. He was deeply smitten. Legends say she traded her love for lessons in sorcery, or tiring of him, turned one of his own spells against him, sealing him in a cave forever. Or trapping him in a Hawthorn tree where his voice is still heard. Other tales have him in confinement until his death or descent into madness. He foresaw his own tragic end but was helpless to avert it. Later she became King Arthur's advisor and the lover of Sir Pelleas whom she married.