Fisher King(redirected from Maimed King)
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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.