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A fourteenth-century depiction of Joseph of Arimathea collecting the blood of Christ in the grail cup, from the BBC Legend of the Holy Grail Gallery. In response to Jake's question about the grail: The legend places the filling of the grail at the crucifixion, not the interment.
October 03, 2008 at 06:53 PM | Permalink
Gail, you're a master of medieval symbolism.. Tell me about the Fisher King.. I know the story but what is the religious significance as an allegory?
October 03, 2008 at 08:20 PM
Actually, I think the Wikipedia article does an excellent job on the Fisher King.It isn't really Christian per se; it's more of a Celtic/Arthurian figure that's shoehorned into the grail legends by Chretien de Troyes.
October 03, 2008 at 08:38 PM
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