We have a new team member that has joined us all the way from our SAP code development center in Shanghai, China. His name is Merlin, and of course more than one of us welcomed him and inquired (teasingly) ‘.. and are you a wizard?’
The wizard named Merlin goes back a long, long way in storytelling – many centuries. [From Wikipedia] The figure known as Merlin is best known from Arthurian* legend. The standard depiction of the character first appeared in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, written circa 1136.
*King Arthur is a legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.