Fisher King

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Fisher King

guardian of the Grail. [Ger. Legend, Parzival; Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 227]

Fisher King

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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The death of the pagan knight symbolizes it, and the spiritual impotence of the Grail King symbolizes it [.
In so doing, he will find the Grail, and deliver the infirm Grail King and his kingdom from a curse of sterility.
As he does, the Grail King is healed immediately and the wasteland and its people are revitalized.