Morgause is a high priestess of the Old Religion who wishes to destroy Uther and Arthur Pendragon and put Morgana on the throne of Camelot. Later on, after she summons the Medhir Knights to raid Camelot, she realizes that he is responsible for her sister's poisoning and decides to call her attack off in order to save Morgana (The Fires of Idirsholas). You inherited that trait from your mother. Morgana † Cenred (betrays) † Gaius (pre-series)Old ReligionHigh PriestessesAgravaine de Bois † (possibly) She wanted to make him get rid of Uther so that she could achieve her vengeance. Morgause later attacked Merlin when he attempted to retrieve the Cup of Life. However it can be assumed that she did so in order for her plans to come to fruition. In Malory's telling, however, Lancelot calls the slaying of Morgause "shameful" but Gawain seems to be angry at Gaheris only for leaving Lamorak alive at the spot. "She thinks that she would do anything, be anyone or anything for Morgause, for the woman who has given her a purpose and a destiny and emotions." Morgana was evidently disturbed and unhappy about killing her sister, but Morgause was determined to use her inevitable death to benefit her and persuaded her to go through with it. She runs to the first kingdom that comes to her mind: Camelot. Morgause gives her life as a gift to Morgana. Morgause and Morgana were seen travelling to the Isle of the Blessed a year after their attack on Camelot, where Morgause was sacrificed by Morgana to break the veil between the spirit world and the world of the living in order to attack Camelot. Gaheris is consequently banished from court of Arthur (though he reappears later in the narrative, eventually being slain by Lancelot).  Matronyms were sometimes used in Wales, as in the case of Math fab Mathonwy and Gwydion fab Dôn, and were also fairly common in early Ireland. Morgause was born into one of the noble houses of Camelot, the house of Gorlois - though the man himself is not her father as Morgause and Morgana referred to one another as "sister" once Morgana's true parentage (that of Uther) was known; her mother, Vivienne, the wife of Gorlois, is also implied to be Morgana's mother, and they both inherited their magical powers from her. She is destinied to become a High Priestess of The Old Religion, alongside you, I and Morgana. She was contemptuous of almost all others and, though she evidently cared about Morgana, she was more dominant in their relationship, although this changed a little during Morgana's first reign as Queen when they treated each other more like equals. When she found out Morgana was dying, she abandoned her attempt on Uther's life in order to save her half-sister. Morgause was the eldest daughter of Vivienne - who was also the mother of Morgana, thus making Morgause and Morgana maternal half-sisters. The High Priestesses will have trained Morgause from birth. When Morgana had a dream of Gwen becoming Queen of Camelot alongside Arthur she gave Morgause a message informing her of this.  Other sources do not follow this substitution, however, indicating that Gwyar and Anna/Morgause originated independently.. Despite her love for her half-sister, Morgause often seemed to be using Morgana as a puppet and was clearly the more dominant one in the relationship since she was older, more experienced and used to manipulation. Arthur Pendragon † Knights of Camelot Merlin Gaius Uther Pendragon † The Tears of Uther Pendragon have only begun to fall. She told Cenred to get the Cup for her. Unlike Morgana, Morgause was delighted by this since it meant she was of the royal line, albeit unrecognized and illegitimate, which meant Morgana could potentially take the throne when Uther died, provided that Arthur did not stand in the way. The Sins of the FatherThe Fires of IdirsholasThe Tears of Uther PendragonThe Crystal CaveThe Castle of FyrienThe Eye of the PhoenixQueen of HeartsThe Coming of ArthurThe Darkest Hour. Eventually, her son Gaheris discovers them in flagrante and swiftly beheads Morgause but spares her unarmed lover (who is left naked in bed covered in her blood, and is killed later by four Orkney brothers in an unequal fight). Although Morgause noticed something different about Merlin, she failed to realize his gift and her attempts to kill him were foiled, first by Kilgharrah (The Tears of Uther Pendragon) and then by Gaius (The Coming of Arthur). Mordred came about from this affair, and Morgause, being the evil lady she was, used this son against Arthur. Morgause was the half-sister of Arthur who married Lot. 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