Holy Grail
Holy Grail from Captain Britain and MI-13 Vol 1 2 001.jpg
Official Name
Holy Grail
Aliases
Graal, San Greal
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Origin
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History

Overview

The Holy Grail is a religious artifact held in high praise throughout the Christian world. It was the cup which Jesus Christ supposedly drank from at the Last Supper and the cup used by Joseph of Arimathea to capture the blood of Christ at the crucifixion after being stabbed by the Spear of Destiny. It is said who ever drank from it vessel would gain eternal youth.

Events

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table sought out the Grail on a quest. The Holy Grail was guarded by the Lady of the Lake (Niamh).[1]

Modern Era

Ben Gallagher was a writer obsessed with the legend of the Holy Grail. He became involved with the ongoing war between the Green Knight and the forces of the Bane, and was granted the Pendragon spirit which had once belonged to Sir Percival, which gave him superhuman powers. Ben, alongside his lover Kate McClellan, was one of the Knights of Pendragon who was involved in the final battle with the Bane. He was killed, then resurrected, but ultimately gave up his life to save the life of Union Jack.[2]

When the industrial entities known as the Manchester Gods materialized in Otherworld and began assimilating the landscape, the Asgardian trickster god Loki was sent to Otherworld by the Asgardian All-Mother to assist in the efforts against the Manchester Gods. While there, Loki requested that Niamh show him the Holy Grail that she protected, as the Asgardian death goddess Hela required its magic waters to heal the wounds inflicted upon her by the Dísir; however, the skeptical Niamh denied Loki's request.[1]  Loki eventually became sympathetic to the cause of the Manchester Gods and detonated several symbolic locations which empowered the traditional gods and lords of Otherworld, causing the battle to shift in favor of the Manchester Gods, at which time they pressured their enemies into signing a treaty under terms favorable to them. In return for Loki's assistance in the Manchester Gods' victory, their representative Master Wilson distracted Niamh with masses of paperwork so that Loki could sneak Hela to the Holy Grail and heal her wounds.[3]

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