Legends Behind the Search for the Coveted Christian Grail
Legends Behind the Search for the Coveted Christian Grail

Legends Behind the Search for the Coveted Christian Grail

Trista - December 9, 2018

Legends Behind the Search for the Coveted Christian Grail
A scene from the Monty Python: the farting Frenchman probably does not have the grail. quoteslovepedia.com.

1. There Are as Many Holy Grail Legends as There Are Hunters

The exact number of grail legends is yet to be ascertained. Many who endeavor on their own grail quest come up with their version of not only what precisely the grail is – the cup from the Last Supper, another cup associated with the Passion, or something else entirely – but what the story is surrounding it. Some suggest a story that predates even Christianity, such as the connection between the Arthurian grail legends and Celtic stories about cooking utensils that were believed to have magical powers. Others are primarily concerned with what happened to the grail following the resurrection.

We may never truly know with any forensic degree of certainty where any of these relics are or how they got to their current location. The Oak Island money pit is yet to divulge any of its secrets, and if the grail is indeed being kept somewhere like Fort Knox, there is no reason to believe that that secret will be given up any time soon. What may be ultimately concluded is that they are nothing more than stories that sprang up in different cultures as a means of connecting a pre-Christian past with the people’s contemporary religious beliefs. Still, one has to wonder what Jesus’ disciples did with the cup that He drank from on His last night on earth.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

“In Search of History: The Holy Grail.” Documentary by The History Channel.

“The Legend of the Holy Grail Gallery,” by Richard Barber. BBC. February 17, 2011.

“King Arthur, Once and Future King,” by Michael Wood. BBC. February 17, 2011.

“The Secret History Of The Knights Templar”. The History Channel.

“The Real Da Vinci Code with Tony Robinson.” Documentary Video.

“The Real Last Crusade: Nazi search for the Holy Grail which inspired Indiana Jones,” by Allan Hall. Mail Online. March 25, 2013.

“10 Possible Resting Places of the Holy Grail,” by Listverse staff. Listverse. February 8, 2010.

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