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|Appearances||A Remedy to Cure All Ills|
The Elanthia Beetle is a magical insect conjured by dark magic. These beetles are deadly and they can be enchanted to enter and devour someone's brain.
HistoryEditEdwin put one of these beetles into the flowers he sent to Morgana in order to win the King's favour by curing her. When Merlin awoke the beetles by reading the spell on the top of the box where they were kept, Edwin said he used them to repair the damage to Morgana's brain. Later Edwin gave Uther a potion to paralyse him and then enchanted a beetle to enter and slowly eat the King's brain and kill him, but Merlin was able to take it out with using magic (A Remedy to Cure All Ills). The spells used to animate and command the Beetles are: "Bebiede þe arisan ealdu" and "Bebiede þe arisan áblinnan". While Edwin used the first one to animate a beetle (which was also the enchantment Merlin accidentally cast by reading the runes on the creatures' box), the second incantation was used by the evil warlock to take the beetle out of Morgana's ear. On the top of the beetles' box are written the letters (in runes): "F OE A J", while the second letter was upside down.
- Series 1
- A Remedy to Cure All Ills
|Series 1 Enemies|
|The Dragon's Call: Mary Collins † • Lady Helen (indirect) † |
Valiant: Valiant † • Devlin • Serpent Shield
The Mark of Nimueh: Nimueh † • Afanc †
The Poisoned Chalice: Nimueh † • Balorian Spiders • Cockatrice
A Remedy to Cure All Ills: Edwin Muirden † • Elanthia Beetles
The Gates of Avalon: Sophia † • Aulfric † • Sidhe elder
The Beginning of the End: Uther Pendragon †
Excalibur: Nimueh † • Tristan de Bois †
The Moment of Truth: Kanen
The Labyrinth of Gedref: Arthur Pendragon (indirect) †
To Kill the King: Tauren • Morgana † • Uther Pendragon †
Le Morte d'Arthur: Nimueh † • Questing Beast • Kilgharrah