|Lifetime||during the Ice Age|
Marit Lage was a powerful sorceress who had a kraken-like figure and existed during the Ice Age.  Although she was not a planeswalker, Marit Lage was able to travel to and from planes and possessed other characteristics of planeswalkers. Little is known about her life, her fate, or what exactly she was; all that is known is that she and her followers did a lot of damage to Dominaria, and her defeat left her frozen in an icy prison beneath the sea.
Marit Lage has many similarities to the Eldrazi creatures from Zendikar. Like them she has the shape of an otherworldly horror while also being able to travel between the planes. She also has some Lovecraftian influences. In Wrath of Marit Lage she is quoted as "Dread Marit Lage lies dreaming, not dead" which bares lot of resemblance to Lovecraft's famous line "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn", which roughly translates to "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming." While her shape from Coldsnap does not match Cthulhu himself, her appearance does fit the other cosmic horrors.
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Quoted or referred to:
- Brady Dommermuth. (August 14, 2006.) "Is there a link that explains who/what Marit Lage is?", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana. (July 13, 2006.) "Coldsnap Release Promo Card Revealed", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.