Manannan Mac Lir was a powerful weather wizard who once lived in the Other World. He may be the same wizard, Manannan who took the slave boy Gwydion, though his personality has changed towards evil over time.
On Earth, there are many stories about a most powerful weather wizard by the name of Manannan Mac Lir, after whom the Island of Man in the Irish Sea is named. It is said that Manannan had a magic horse that could travel easily across both the land the waves, had a magic ship that could take him anywhere without the use of a sail or oar, raised storms at will, wore armor, which shone as bright as the sun and which could not be pierced, and possessed a cloak of invisibility-and these are just some of the wonders that surrounded him. It is also said that Manannan had a special fondness for the Irish. There are even stories that link Manannan with a Welsh hero by the name of Gwydion. Curiously, he is said to be the most happy and generous of wizards who brought happiness to all around him. This is quite unlike Daventry's Manannan.
Assuming they are the same being, something must have happened when Manannan withdrew to Daventry that changed his personality.
- ↑ King's Quest Companion, 2nd Edition, 485