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A magic forest in ancient Brittany, identified with the forest of Piampont in modern-day Brittany, which figured in Arthurian legend. It was in this place that Merlin was enchanted by Nimue or Viviana, Lady of the Lake, and imprisoned beneath a huge stone. The name Broceliande is often employed as symbolic of the dim unreality of legendary scenery.


Lacy, Norris J. The Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

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