When Joseph of Arimathea found his way to Albion, he brought the sacred Chalice with him. Joseph settled in The Island of Glass (Glastonbury) and here he hid the Holy Grail down a sacred well. The water of the well instantly turned red and tasted of blood.
|The Chalice Well Gardens ~ Glastonbury|
|The Chalice Well|
At the end of the 12th Century, Chrétien de Troyes, a French poet, took up the story of the Grail. He wove the story of the Grail into the story of King Arthur and his Knights.
|Chrétien de Troyes ~ Wikipedia|
|Perceval, the Story of the Grail.|
|The Holy Grail of Valencia, with the cup made from a piece of agate carved during the time of Christ ~ Wikipedia|
|George Frederick Watts (1817 - 1904) ~ Wikipedia|
(An abridged version!)
The lady led Lancelot to a convent, and there waiting for him were his cousins — Sir Bors and Sir Lionel.
The Abbess introduced Lancelot to a handsome young man. She asked if Lancelot would be so kind as to knight him. There was a moment of shared bemusement between the cousin, but Lancelot agreed to the nun’s request.
|Sir Galahad sits at the Siege Perilous, 15th-century French manuscript ~ Wikipedia|
|The Holy Grail, by Évrard d'Espinques c. 1475 ~ Wikipedia|
Percival's sister showed them where the Grail ship was, but unfortunately, she died, and Bors offered to take her body back home.
|How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival were Fed with the Sanc Grael; But Sir Percival's Sister Died by the Way, an 1864 watercolour by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ~ Wikipedia|
|Image of Galahad from a tapestry by Edward Burne-Jones, c. 1894 ~ Wikipedia|
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