Holy Grail

There is much significance placed on the Holy Grail, by both historians and religious scholars. Throughout history the tales of the Holy Grail have captured the imaginations of millions. The Holy Grail, also known as the Cup of Christ, has been said to have the power of healing, or be able to grant eternal youth. Common depictions in media could be seen in shows like "Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade", where they had to choose from a vast array of different chalices. Another version in media, was "The Davinci Code", where they depicted the Holy Grail as a holy bloodline and not a cup.  
He chose poorly...
— Grail Knight from "The Lost Crusade" â“’lucasfilms 1989
  Between both historians and scholars, there has been much contention between whether or not the spelling and association is correct. It all comes down to the latin and the decision on where to split the words, "sangrael". With the most widely accepted version being "san grael" or Holy Cup in the direct translation. The more controversial version is "sang rael" or Royal Blood. This is where the contention begins, since most latin writings fail to provide what we would call proper spacing.  

Holy Cup: San Grael

  Though there are many depictions of the Cup of Christ, two in particular are widely accepted. The first is that of a Jeweled chalice with the second being that of a commoners cup, made of either wood or clay. The reasoning for the choice of wood, Jesus was the son of a carpenter and trained as a carpenter himself. He lived a life of the common man, travelling from place to place spreading his message of love. Unlike other religious leaders of the time he did not gather wealth unto himself.  
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Royal Blood: Sang Rael

  The contention of where to place the break between the words has led to the second version, Sang Rael. Jesus being proclaimed as a Rabbi meant he was of course a follower of Rabbinical Tradition. With Rabbinical Tradition, no man should become a Rabbi unless he is thirty-five years of age AND married. This is because how can one guide when one does not have the experience to call upon. Also it was designed this way to prevent improper behaviour or situations from developing for an unmarried Rabbi. This line of belief is followed since the ones allowed to prepare the deceased for burial are family. Jesus was washed by his mother Mary, his sister also Mary, and Mary Magdelene. With this in mind that would make Mary Magdelene his wife. Regardless of what the Church said, or how they attempted to portray her, she was not just a harlot.   With Jesus being married it stands to reason he would have produced children and thus a bloodline.
Item type
Religious / Ritualistic
Rarity
Depending the spelling, one is extremely rare and not seen since the Last Supper (San Grael), the other could be thousands of people by now (Sang Rael).


Cover image: by Kim Hunter