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guardian of the Grail. [Ger. Legend, Parzival; Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 227]
old, maimed king whose restoration symbolizes the return of spring vegetation. [Medieval Legend: T. S. Eliot The Waste Land in Norton Literature]
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According to the myth, King Anfortas
was "wounded in a joust, by a poisoned spear through his testicles, so severely he could not be healed.