The Prophecies of Merlin (from Geoffrey of Monmouth)

Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th Century Welsh/English Writer)

“The Ass will put on a crown and then clamber above all that is most lofty and terrify the people with its hideous braying.”

  • From the so-called “Prophecies of Merlin”, cited in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s The History of the Kings of Britain (VII.4), completed in 1136, and translated from Latin into English by Lewis Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1966).


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