The Fisher King

by 5ocietyx

‘The Fisher King, or the Wounded King, figures in Arthurian legend as the latest in a line charged with keeping theHoly Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin, and incapable of moving on his own. When he is injured, his kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren Wasteland. Little is left for him to do but fish in the river near his castle Corbenic. Knights travel from many lands to heal the Fisher King, but only the chosen can accomplish the feat. This is Percival in the earlier stories; in the later versions, he is joined by Galahad and Bors.’

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_King

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