FACTOID # 29: 73.3% of America's gross operating surplus in motion picture and sound recording industries comes from California.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Wizard (fantasy)
Please expand this article.
Further information might be found in a section of the talk page or at Requests for expansion.

Wizards are most commonly found in works of fantasy, such as mythology, legends, folklore, fantasy-themed works of fiction, and role-playing games. In modern fantasy, a wizard is generally seen as a practitioner of magic that derives from supernatural or occult sources, rather than the sleight-of-hand magic used by most popular magicians. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ... A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... Magic/magick and sorcery are the influencing of events, objects, people and physical phenomena by mystical or paranormal means. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sleight-of-hand, also known as legerdemain, is a technique of close-up magic in which small items are concealed in and around the performers hands, sometimes by the use of misdirection, to enhance the illusion being performed. ...

Contents


Wise Old Man

Main article: Wise old man

The wise old man (or "Senex") is an archetype as described by Carl Jung. It is also a classic literary figure, and may be seen as a stock character. The wise old man (or Senex) is an archetype as described by Carl Jung. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... An archetype is a generic, idealized model of a person, object or concept from which similar instances are derived, copied, patterned or emulated. ... Carl Jungs autobiographical work Memories , Dreams and Reflections, Fontana edition Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) (IPA:) was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... A stock character is a fictional character that relies heavily on cultural types or stereotypes for its personality, manner of speech, and other characteristics. ...


This kind of character is typically represented as a kind and wise, older father-type figure who uses personal knowledge of people and the world to help tell stories and offer guidance that, in a mystical way, may impress upon his audience a sense of who they are and who they might become.


The wise old man is often seen to be in some way "foreign", that is, from a different culture, nation, or occasionally, even a different time, from those he advises.


Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

Merlin, from the British mythology surrounding King Arthur, is an example of a well-known wizard.
Merlin, from the British mythology surrounding King Arthur, is an example of a well-known wizard.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x923, 114 KB) Summary Painting - The Beguiling of Merlin, 1874, by Edward Burne Jones (1833-1898) Licensing The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x923, 114 KB) Summary Painting - The Beguiling of Merlin, 1874, by Edward Burne Jones (1833-1898) Licensing The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with... The word Merlin may refer to: Merlin (wizard), the wizard, associated with King Arthur, or things concerning him: Prophetiae Merlini (The Prophecies of Merlin) by Geoffrey of Monmouth, later added into the Historia Regum Britanniae Vita Merlini, by the same author Merlin, a medieval poem by Robert de Boron Merlin... The Arthurian legend or the Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, especially those centered on King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield is one of the chivalrous mourners at the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I (died 1519), in Innsbruck King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship... Merlin Ambrosius (Welsh: Myrddin Emrys (Merlin the Wise); also known as Myrddin Wyllt (Merlin the Wild), Merlin Caledonensis (Scottish Merlin), Merlinus, and Merlyn) is the personage best known as the mighty wizard featured in Arthurian legends, starting with Geoffrey of Monmouths Historia Regum Britanniae. ... The Arthurian legend or the Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, especially those centered on King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... In Greek mythology, the Telchines were the original inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, and were known in Crete and Cyprus. ... Illustration from the Kalevala, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1896. ... The Kalevala is an epic poem which Elias Lönnrot compiled from Finnish folk lore in the 19th century. ... A Book of Wizards is a 1967 anthology of 11 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. ... Ruth Manning-Sanders (born 1895 in Swansea, Wales; died October 12, 1988, in Penzance, England) was a poet and author who was perhaps best known for her series of childrens books in which she collected and retold fairy tales from all over the world. ...

Wizards in works of fiction

See also: List of magicians in fiction and :Category:Characters in written fantasy

. ... The Wizard of Oz (or simply The Wizard) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and further popularized by the classic 1939 movie. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Glinda (or Glinda the Good Witch) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Gandalf is a fictional character in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings , where he appears as an archetypal wizard, taking a key role in the latter books War of the Ring. ... Saruman (1000 T.A. – 3019 T.A in Middle-earth) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Radagast the Brown is one of the five Wizards in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings and is mentioned in The Hobbit. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Blue Wizards (or the Ithryn Luin) are two notoriously mysterious characters of Middle_earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Blue Wizards (or the Ithryn Luin) are two notoriously mysterious characters of Middle-earth. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ... Ursula K. Le Guin at an informal bookstore Q&A session, July 2004 Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929), is an American author. ... Cover to 1991 Bantam Books paperback edition of A Wizard of Earthsea, illustrated by John Jude Palencar Earthsea is a fictional realm created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story The Word of Unbinding, published in 1964, but that became more famous in her novel A Wizard of... A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, is the first of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in her fantasy archipelago of Earthsea. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Diskworld, spelled with a k, was a disk magazine for the Apple Macintosh, later renamed Softdisk for Mac. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Coat of Arms of Unseen University. ... Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... Joanne Jo Rowling, OBE (born 31 July 1965[1]) is an English fiction writer who writes under the pen name of J. K. Rowling[2]. Rowling became famous as author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has gained international attention, won multiple awards, and sold over 300 million copies... Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is the first volume in a planned series of seven books written by British author J. K. Rowling, and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. ... This article is part of the Witchcraft series. ... Diane Duane (b. ... God is the deity believed by monotheists to be the supreme reality. ... An oath (from Old Saxon eoth) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. ... Look up life, living in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In thermodynamics, entropy, symbolized by S, is a state function of a thermodynamic system defined by the differential quantity , where dQ is the amount of heat absorbed in a reversible process in which the system goes from the one state to another, and T is the absolute temperature. ... The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. ... Cover of So You Want to Be a Wizard, the first book in the series Young Wizards is a series of novels by the fantasy fiction author Diane Duane. ...

Novels based on Dungeons and Dragons

See also: :Category:Fictional arcane spellcasters (Dungeons & Dragons)

The role-playing game (see below) has several settings in which novels have been written.

The Greyhawk logo Greyhawk is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. ... The Forgotten Realms third edition logo. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Dragonlance Dragonlance Logo Dragonlance is a large series of fantasy books, and a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting. ...

Wizards in Role Playing

The term Wizard, as a character class, could conceivably refer to: Black Mages Red Mages White Mages Blue Mages Time/Space Mages This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Dungeons and Dragons

In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the wizard is one of the base character classes. A wizard is an arcane magic user, and weak in mêlée combat. Wizards spend several years studying magic. In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, wizard is one of the base character classes. ... For other uses, see Dungeons & Dragons (disambiguation). ... A role-playing game (RPG, often roleplaying game) is a type of game in which the participants assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. ... A character class is a characters profession or vocation in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, arcane magic is a type of magic. ... Mêlée generally refers to disorganized hand-to-hand combat involving a group of fighters. ...


The magic system--where wizards memorize spells which they then forget when they cast them--was heavily influenced by the The Dying Earth stories and novels of Jack Vance. Dying Earth is a series of fantasy books by Jack Vance. ... Jack Vance John Holbrook Vance (b. ...


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m