King Arthur and the Holy Grail

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Cling! Cling! Clop-clop, clop-clop, clop-clop. Sp Sp Sp. The sound of metal against metal, galloping horses bearing knights in shining armor, and the hushed whispers of men keeping one of the largest secrets in all of history. Yes, these were the sounds that King Arthur and his posse made, and indeed, many people were amazed and even mystified when they saw or heard about it. Yet now, when looked at by historians and others, the story of King Arthur is just that; a story. They claim that, “The saga built up over the centuries…” (Currin). However, these fools do not realize their own mistake. There is a significant amount of evidence that proves that the story of the heroic King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail is true. The first…show more content…
King Arthur was a man of secrets, illusions, and tricks, yet he did all of these deceitful actions to attain his one goal, and that was the coveted Holy Grail. The Holy Grail was very appealing to him for many reasons, and it actually still has this significance to date. Supposedly, or historically, the Holy Grail was said to have been the cup that Jesus Christ had poured his blood into for his disciples to drink at the Last Supper. However, before anyone got the chance to drink in for the remembrance of him, he was whisked away and interrogated by the Jewish priests. He then was brought before Pontius Pilate, sentenced to death, and died on the cross. Yet after his death, one of his loving followers, Joseph, used the chalice to collect the blood that Jesus gave for humanity. Joseph then proceeded to hide this chalice from the Jewish priests who desired it, and was immediately arrested and jailed because of this. However, all hope was not lost. “Jesus appeared before Joseph, carrying the cup (Grail) that brought radiance into his dark cell. Jesus gave the chalice, which would be called the Grail, into Joseph's safekeeping” (Ashe). It was in Joseph’s possession from there on out, yet someone got the hint that he had hid it away again. Once it was revealed that the Holy Grail was hidden, many brave souls began their quests for the ultimate prize. Yet, no one knew the exact
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