THE HOLY GRAIL

Originally posted 2019-01-03 13:36:11.

The holy grail was first mentioned in an incomplete poem titled “THE STORY OF THE GRAIL” . Written between 1180 and 1191 by Chérétien de Troyes, a French poet known for his writing of Arthurian subjects.  

For the second time between 1191 and 1202. The grail was mentioned again in Robert de Borons verse – “JOSEPH D’ ARIMATHIE”. The verse explained that the holy grail was the cup that Jesus drank from at the last supper. Joseph of Arimathea used the cup to  collect drops of Jesus bloods during his crucification.

After adventures in the near east, Joseph brought the grail to Glastonbury in England.  His relatives took the grail and became the heredity grail keepers.

Other claims of the holy Grail includes :

* The story of the templar knights of the medieval era –

They  were protecting religious travellers, traveling to the holy land. They seized the grail from the temple during the crusade and   hid it

*The  legend of king Arthur:

A mythical literary figure ( Its not known if king Arthur ever existed or not. Though it is believed that he may have been a roman military leader who stopped a Saxon invasion between the 5th and 6th century). The search for the holy grail became the primary quest of king Arthur.

While king Arthur never found the Grail himself, his knight sir Galahad found it because he was pure in heart.

* The tale of the fisher king:

This is an Arthurian tale of a king who was lame in one leg. He could only sit near the river and fish. This caused the land to be infertile. The king needed the grail to get his healing. Someone finally finds the holy cup and the king gets his healing.

     MOST RECENT

In 2014, two Spanish historians. ( Margarita Torres and José Ortega Del Rio) said they discovered the holy grail in a church in Leon, northern Spain. They found it while  on research about the Islamic remains in saint isodoro basilica.

The duo  came across two Egyptian documents that point at the grail. The documents told a story of how Muslims took the grail from the Christians in Jerusalem to Cairo in Egypt.

The Egyptians gave the grail to an emir on the Mediterranean coast of Spain as a gift for helping Egyptians who were suffering a famine.

The historians stressed that the only Holy grail they can consider as the real one is the one that moved from Cairo to Leon, which is the one they found.

They further said that the first 400 years of the grail’s story is a mystery that is yet to  unfold, and they can’t confirm if Jesus ever used the grail.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

*There are roughly 200 claims of  Grail cups in various locations around the world, and many scholars question whether the Holy Grail ever exist at all or is merely a legend.

* The holy grail is believed to have healing powers, therefore it has been the most sought-after Christian relic in popular culture for centuries.

 

* Due to different claims of the grail,  people still consider the holy grail as a folklore and myth

THE BOOKS

“The Story of the grail”                                      By chériétien de troyes 

“Joseph of Arimathea” by                                         Robert de boron

“Kings of the grail” by.                                              Margarita Torres and                                             José Ortega del rio

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