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What is a Holy Grail?

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Asked by Dineshkumar Verma, 29 Aug '07 05:14 pm
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The legend of the Holy Grail is one of the most enduring in Western European literature and art. The Grail was said to be the cup of the Last Supper and at the Crucifixion to have received blood flowing from Christ's side. It was brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it lay hidden for centuries.

The search for the vessel became the principal quest of the knights of King Arthur. It was believed to be kept in a mysterious castle surrounded by a wasteland and guarded by a custodian called the Fisher King, who suffered from a wound that would not heal. His recovery and the renewal of the blighted lands depended upon the successful completion of the quest. Equally, the self-realisation of the questing knight was assured by finding the Grail. The magical properties attributed to the Holy Grail have been plausibly traced to the magic vessels of Celtic myth that satisfied the tastes and needs of all who ate and drank from them.

Answered by Janis, 29 Aug '07 05:16 pm

 
  
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According to Christian mythology and Arthurian legend the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper,
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam,
Answered by rinku, 29 Aug '07 05:14 pm

 
  
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holy grail is the cup that was used in the last supper by jesus and his deciples
Answered by Thiru Moorthy, 29 Aug '07 05:48 pm

 
  
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some say it is a myth, and holy grail was the womb of marry magdalin bcz it cannot be a cup and was just rumer to supress truth.
Answered by kapil parashar, 30 Aug '07 09:36 pm

 
  
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The cup or platter that, according to medieval legend, Christ used at the Last Supper and caught his blood as he hung from the cross. It was said to have been brought to Britain, and later became the object of knightly quests--only those godly enough, noble enough, and those with a true heart were said to be worthy of finding the Grail.
Answered by EmM, 29 Aug '07 05:26 pm

 
  
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