Morgan le Fay is half-faerie, an ancient magical race originating from Otherworld who access Earth via Britain and Ireland. They are closely related to the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Asgardian Cosmology. Morgan is said to be the daughter of Gorlois, Duke of Tintagil, and Igraine, but at least one of her parents must have been part faerie. Igraine was later seduced by Uther Pendragon, who impersonated Gorlois via Merlin’s magic, and Igraine married Uther after Gorlois’ death. Raised in a nunnery, Morgan was trained in sorcery by the legendary Merlin, promising to become his lover in exchange, though she reneged. Morgan in turn tutored Nimue (a.k.a. Vivienne).