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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Their chests were white with foam and their bellies with dust, as they drew the wounded king out of the battle.
Arthur turns into the Wounded King (a sexual wound), and the couple is sterile.
Luckily, the Stallions were able to make a controlled emergency landing at Rafha airport quickly followed by the wounded King. Ground examination of both aircraft revealed pieces of the cut off drogue coupling firmly implanted into the HC-130's tail, along with beer can size holes and the delaminating of all the helicopter's life lifting blades.
The wounded king was treated by nuns at the abbey before being taken prisoner by his victorious enemy, the Earl of Warwick.
Other legends say the lake is the one over which the wounded King Arthur sailed to Avalon.
The wounded King David was captured by John of Coupland, who lost two front teeth for his efforts.
Robinson remembers sailors saying that "nobody who landed there ever returned." In one of Britain's oldest legends, the wounded King Arthur goes to Avalon to die and is greeted by mysterious wailing women; in some versions Avalon is a feminized netherwodd, where he goes to be healed and from which he will one day return.
He understands the mysteries of the Sangreal and arranges the conception of Galahad, the knight who is to achieve the quest and cure the wounded king.