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May 28th, 2006

Origins of Holy Grail Myth

Chrétien de Troye (1150-1190) is possibly the greatest French novelist of the Middle Ages. He started writing the novels of the Arthurian saga at the court of Marie de Champagne and the characters of Merlin, Lancelot, Arthur, Guenievre and Parsival were soon to inspire countless lesser authors of the lower Middle Ages. The unfinished tale of the Grail binds the knights of the Round Table to the legend of the Holy Grail.

The symbolical quest for the mystical cup that contained the blood of Christ was understood by literary critics as an appeal to the warring knights of his time: cease your futile quarrels for land, possessions or women and seek a loftier goal: find your true identity and find true love. Rediscovered after World War Two, the opus of Chrétien de Troyes continues to fascinate the many researchers who attempted to decipher the true meaning of the tale of the Grail.

Posted in Holy Grail Myth | Posted by Alan Wherry
April 14th, 2006

The Virgin of the Rocks - Behold the Mother

The painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, referred to by the author on page 465, as The Lady of the Rocks, understandably perhaps given what precedes it, is officially known as The Virgin of the Rocks, and it is a key image in terms of understanding the message of The Legend of Dagad Trikon. An earlier version of the painting can be seen in the Louvre.

The author notes the striking facial similarity between the Virgin Mary in the Rocks painting and in the Mona Lisa. At the point where this co-incidence is mentioned, (if co-incidence it is) Sanath, the wizard, observes that the last thing Jesus said on the cross to John, was, “Behold the Mother” and not “Behold Simon Peter,” inferring that the future was to be with Mary, his mother.

See The Virigin of the Rocks by Leonardo Da Vinci

Posted in Holy Grail Myth | Posted by Alan Wherry