"Arthur had Morgan Tud summoned to him – he was chief of physicians."
Painting of Morgan le Fay (1864)
Public DomainPainting of Morgan le Fay (1864) - Credit: Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys

The name Morgan Tud has caused a certain amount of controversy amongst Arthurian scholars. In Chrétien de Troyes’ 'Erec et Énide', the equivalent character is Arthur’s half-sister Morgue or Morgain la Fée (generally referred to in English as Morgan le Fay). However, it has been suggested that there may well be alternative interpretations of the name ‘Morgan Tud’, who is of course presented as a male character in The Mabinogion.

For the ins and outs of the arguments, click here.

 

Door panel depicting Morgan le Fay by Sir George Frampton (1860-1928)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeDoor panel depicting Morgan le Fay by Sir George Frampton (1860-1928) - Credit: Gordon Lawson