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Title: Christian/Pagan Influences The Grail House The Grail Knights


1
Christian/Pagan Influences The Grail HouseThe
Grail KnightsThe Death of Arthur
2
Christian/Pagan
  • Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Christian calendar
  • Religious oaths By grace of God.
  • Merlins prophecies
  • Arthurs dream of dragons and beasts
  • Hand in the lake
  • Arthurs departure to Avalon

3
The Holy Grail
  • Christs chalice from the Last Supper spiritual
    vessel with healing power
  • or
  • Chalice used to catch Christs blood after the
    Roman centurian Longinus pierced his side with a
    spear

4
The Holy Grail
  • Joseph of Arimathea carries the grail to Britain
  • On Pentecost Galahad assumes the Siege Perilous
  • Grail magically appears to the Round Table, feeds
    them, and vanishes

5
The Grail Question
  • Along with Perceval and Bors, Galahad reaches
    Castle Carbonek, the Grail Castle
  • Perceval first fails to ask the wounded Fisher
    King the Grail Question
  • What is the secret of the Grail? Whom does it
    serve?

6
The Fisher King(s) aka the Maimed King(s)
  • Descendants of Joseph of Arimathea Guardians of
    the Holy Grail
  • Wounded through the thighs (genitals?) by the
    Dolorous Stroke

7
The Fisher King(s) aka the Maimed King(s)
  • Wound makes his land an infertile Wasteland
    (impotence)
  • Vegetation myth the king and the land are one

8
The Dolorous Stroke
  • Balin (Balan fratricide) stabbed his rival Pellam
    with the Lance of Longinus
  • Rendered the kingdom a barren Wasteland
  • The saddest blow since the lance pierced the side
    of Christ

9
The Wasteland
  • No king no God chaos
  • Lack of fertility lack of spirituality
  • Corruption of Edenic verdance
  • Vegetation myth the king and the land are one

10
The Grail House
Pellam maimed by the Dolorous Stroke First King
of the Wasteland
Pelles Pellams son and Elaines father
Elaine of Carbonek the Grail Princess Galahads
mother by Lancelot
Galahad Heals the Maimed King Achieves the Grail
11
The Holy Grail
  • The three knights depart in a ship for Sarras
    (near Jerusalem?) with the silver Grail Table and
    the Holy Grail, covered in red silk
  • Galahad kneels in front of the Grail Table and
    ascends bodily into heaven

12
The Death of Arthur
  • Vision of spirit Gawain, accompanied by ladies
    Knight of the Goddess
  • Wheel of Fortune turns fate upside-down
  • Monsters in the swamp of chaos and the imagination

13
The Death of Arthur
  • Fateful sting of the serpent Satan in the
    Garden of Eden
  • Mortal conflict of father and son
  • Chaos and robbery on the battlefield end of the
    Golden Age

14
The Death of Arthur
  • Bedivere fails Arthur three times as Peter denied
    Christ three times
  • Avalon the Fortunate Island, the Isle of the
    Apples
  • Otherworldly, heavenly
  • Three queens three Fates, three Marys

15
The Death of Arthur
  • Arthurs return Christs Second Coming
  • Future restoration of a Golden Age
  • King the land vegetation cycle

16
The Death of Arthur
  • Young Arthur united 11 rulers against Saxons
  • Quest for the Holy Grail temporarily restored
    kingdom fragmented by Mordred
  • Kingdom is ultimately destroyed by human weakness
    Lancelot and Guinevere

17
Further Resources
  • Select this link for excellent Arthurian
    resources
  • The Camelot Project at University of Rochester
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