Species information
Related to Serpent Shield
Origin Albion
Appearances Valiant
The Castle of Fyrien

Snakes are reptiles that can sometimes be poisonous. They can also be related to magical serpents.



The Serpent Shield.

The knight Valiant owned a Serpent Shield painted with three snakes that were magically enchanted to come to life on command and strike an opponent (Valiant).

The Questing Beast has the head of a snake and the body of a cheetah. It is poisonous and a magical creature (Le Morte d'Arthur).

The Kingdom of Cenred crest featured a snake (The Last Dragonlord,The Tears of Uther Pendragon, The Castle of Fyrien, The Coming of Arthur).
Cenred crest

The crest of Cenred.

When Merlin, Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere and Morgana rode to save Elyan from Cenred. Merlin used magic to influence a passing snake to spook a Morgana's horse. The spell he used was: "Nædre Morganam forgripe". This caused Morgana to be thrown off her horse, and she sprained her ankle. Merlin did this so Morgana would not be able to accompany Arthur in their quest. (The Castle of Fyrien).

There are also several magical creatures that resemble/are part snake, including the Fomorroh, the Nathair and the Lamia (A Servant of Two Masters, Lamia, The Sword in the Stone).

"Snake" was also used as an insult, as Agravaine referred to "that snake Alinor" (A Servant of Two Masters).

Morgana cast a spell on a field which made quite a few snakes appear and attack the Knights and Gwen (The Dark Tower).

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