Ogion and Ged

Legend of Earthsea or Earthsea is a 2004 miniseries based loosely on the Earthsea books by Ursula Le Guin. The story differed from the books in several major ways, angering the author and many fans.

"I wonder if the people who made the film of The Lord of the Rings had ended it with Frodo putting on the Ring and ruling happily ever after, and then claimed that that was what Tolkien 'intended...' would people think they'd been "very, very honest to the books"?" - Ursula Le Guin

Despite the majority of the characters in Earthsea being people of color, including the main character Ged, the film was cast in a "color blind" way, meaning that anyone from any place could be of any ethnicity. Ged is portrayed by white actor Shawn Ashmore and Tenar, who is a white character in the books, is played by actress of color Kristin Kreuk. The use of race in the books was a specific choice on the part of Le Guin, a comment on the lack of people of color in prominent roles in literature in the 1960s.

In two episodes, the show adapts A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan. It started when he first discovered he could weave magic while he was living in Gont, he was apprenticed by his aunt, a local witch, but he eventually caught the eye of the wizard Ogion when he almost single-handedly fended off the Kargad Raiders, he became the apprentice of Ogion for a while but when he conjured a shadow-like monster. he chose to train on Roke island. There he befriended Vetch, a fellow Wizard, and learned much in the forms of magic, eventually summoning the shadow and creating his possible greatest enemy, the Gebeth, who attempted to kill him. After several journeys and a few encounters with the gebbeth, he reunited with Vetch and together they tracked down the gebbeth and made it part of Ged once more, these adventures were a part of the Legend of Ged.

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