Nyfein was a character mentioned in the Charmed novel The Legacy of Merlin. She was the wife of Merlin and the mother of Niall Oldman, more commonly known to modern people as "Nimue" or "Vivianne".[1]


In The Legacy of Merlin, Nyfein was an extremely powerful druid, married to the royal adviser Merlin. She imprisoned her husband with her in a castle of magical glass soon after their son Niall was born. They never left the castle and Niall adopted by a noble family close to King Arthur whose parentage was kept a secret from everyone.

Powers and Abilities

Basic Powers
  • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells and perform rituals.
  • Potion Making: The ability to brew potions.
  • Scrying: The ability to locate a lost being or object with the use of a map and a crystal.
  • Mediumship: The ability to see and commune with spirits of the dead.


  1. As mentioned in "The Legacy of Merlin"