Lady of the Lake

ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend

The Lady of the Lake (welsh name: Arglwyddes y Llyn) is a character of Arthurian legend. Different writers give her different names. Her roles include giving King Arthur his sword, Excalibur, taking Arthur to Camelot after the Battle of Camlann, raising Lancelot after the death of his father, and of enchanting Merlin. She is called Nimue, Viviane, Elaine, Niniane, Nyneve or Nimueh, amongst others.

The Lady of the Lake and Sir Bedivere