What is the Holy Grail? Is it the cup that held the blood of Christ? Is it the platter that held the head of John the Baptist? Is it the dish Jesus used at the Last Supper? Is it the wife of Jesus who carried his blood in the form of a child?
Is the story of the Grail originally a Celtic legend or a tale from the Middle East? Who told it and why was it told? Was there really a King Arthur? Was there a real Grail cup?
These and many other questions are addressed in this thoughtful exploration of the elusive artifact, accompanied by an inspiring selection of Grail art.
The book also retells two of the most famous Grail stories: Le Conte del Graal by Chrétien de Troyes and Le Mort D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.