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Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, and chalice cup, the Holy Grail has remained at the center of popular culture since antiquity. An object of marvel and mystery, it inhabits a place in mythology that has its roots in historical fact. From Celtic mythology to the flowering of the medieval romances, it has in many ways fulfilled its mythical role as a nurturing and regenerative vessel by providing a rich, seemingly perpetual source of interest to writers and artists. Charting the story of the Grail offers a revealing insight into the cultural shift from Celtic paganism to the emergence and domination of Christianity in Western Europe; the influence of Eastern mysticism emerges in the Grail romances as a result of the medieval crusades, with its clash of cultures and subsequent cross-pollination of ideas. Finally, the Grail has come to symbolize the ultimate achievement in the modern mind, and Carl Jung, T.S. Eliot, Richard Wagner, William Blake, and the Pre-Raphaelites are just some of those who have fallen under its enduring spell.

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Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup the Holy Grail has remained at the center of popular culture from antiquity right up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780785821694
Author:
Morgan, Giles
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Bible - Reference
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090120
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 0.56 lb

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Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup the Holy Grail has remained at the center of popular culture from antiquity right up to the present day.

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