Corbenic, castle of the Holy Grail

Myth and Legend

Corbenic, castle of the Holy Grail

In Arthurian legend, Corbenic was the castle housing the Holy Grail, ruled by the Fisher King. It was also the birthplace of one of King Arthur's knights, Sir Galahad.

The Holy Grail is an important and elusive treasure in Arthurian legend, believed to hold many powers and sought by wise men, religious leaders and kings. It is usually described as a cup or other vessel, used by Jesus at the Last Supper, and/or by Joseph of Arimathea used to catch Christ's blood at the crucifixion.

The castle is very mysterious and hard to find, often seeming to change location. Grail hero and Round Table knight Perceval visits it only when invited and then cannot find it again despite searching for years.

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