Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:21 am
by aban57
Svartalf wrote:
aban57 wrote:The most ridiculous of all being the Holy Grail. I mean, this thing was invented in an eleventh century novel, and they still fight over who has the "real" one :lol:
Christianity, those who mastered the art of recycling :lol:

AFAIK, there is no 'holy grail' anywhere in the Christian world, it's solely a literary device, whose nature varies according to the author (for instance, the Grail was a stone kept in a special castle if you believe Wolfram von Eschenbach). And other authors are still in dispute whether the Grail is the cup in which Jesus blessed the Wine at the last Meal, or a vase used by Joseph of Arimathea to receive the Holy Blood as it flowed from Jesus' crucified body.

There are some chalices hold in Christian places (cathedrals, churches), and some of them are "fighting" over the title of Holy Grail. From here :

Growing up on the mythical tales of King Arthur, I’ve always been a sceptic; for me, the grail is a literary treasure. Even so, I couldn’t help but feel intrigued by Valencia’s Santo Cáliz (Holy Chalice). There are currently more than 200 claimants in Europe alone, all vying for the illustrious title of Holy Grail, with theories of the relic’s final resting place found everywhere from Scotland to Accokeek, Maryland. Yet out of all the lists of claimants I researched, Valencia’s chalice almost invariably held the top spot. It still manages to attract pilgrims from all over the world, and has even been used ceremonially by both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Eager for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Sir Galahad on my own quest for the grail, I’d come here to discover what makes this cup so special among so many others.