In the town of Carmarthen 'Merlin's Tree' stands protected by the local authority as someone must pay heed to the one of Merlin's prophecies:-
'When Myrddin's (*Merlin's) tree shall tumble down
Then shall fall Camerthen town'.
* Note: The word Merlin did not appear in the original text.
About two miles east of Carmarthen, it is believed in legend that Merlin is still alive and lives inside a cave called 'Bryn Myrddyn', 'Merlin's Cave'. It is said that here he is held in bonds of enchantment by 'Vivienne' (See Vivienne), the woman that he truly loved an who ultimately was to enchant him with the use of his own knowledge bestowed upon her.