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Top 10 Wizards In Literature

Top 10 Wizards In Literature

These 10 iconic wizards and magicians from literature have left a significant mark on the world of fantasy and magic. These wizards come from a variety of literary traditions and have each left a lasting impression on readers through their magical abilities, wisdom, and unique personalities.

Top 10 Wizards In Literature

1. Gandalf from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series

Gandalf is a wise and powerful wizard who plays a central role in the fight against the Dark Lord, Sauron.

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2. Albus Dumbledore from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

Dumbledore is the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, known for his wisdom and strength. Of course, we can’t also forget to mention another famous wizard from this series, Harry Potter, who demonstrates various magical abilities and learns about his own identity as a wizard. His journey to becoming a skilled and courageous wizard is a central theme of the books.

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3. Merlin from the Arthurian legends

Merlin is the legendary wizard and advisor to King Arthur, known for his magical abilities and wisdom.

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4. Morgana Le Fay from the Arthurian legends

Morgana is a complex character often portrayed as a powerful and sometimes villainous sorceress.

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5. Ged from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series

Ged, also known as Sparrowhawk, is a young wizard who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and power in a richly imagined world.

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6. Raistlin Majere from Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s Dragonlance series

Raistlin is a complex and enigmatic wizard whose character undergoes significant development throughout the series.

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7. Elminster Aumar from Ed Greenwood’s Forgotten Realms series

Elminster is one of the most iconic figures in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, known for his vast magical knowledge.

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8. Prospero from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Prospero is the rightful Duke of Milan and a skilled magician who uses his magic to control events on a remote island.

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9. Raoden from Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris

While not a traditional wizard, Raoden gains magical powers and plays a central role in the story’s magic system.

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10. Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander from Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series

Zedd is a wise and powerful wizard who serves as a mentor to the series’ protagonist, Richard Rahl.

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