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Galahad was led into Arthur's court
where he sat in the Siege Perilous
and then drew the sword out.
(Sir Galahad painted by
George Frederic Watts,
1888, oil on canvas)
Galahad was the natural son of Launcelot. His mother was Elaine,
and he was placed in a nunnery as a child, being that the abbess
there was his great aunt.
One day a sword in a stone was seen in a river by Arthur's
knights, and it was said that only the world's best knight could
pull out the sword. Galahad was led into Arthur's court where he
sat in the Siege Perilous and then drew the sword out. It was
later on when the Grail appeared in a vision at Arthur's court
that Galahad was one of the three knights chosen to undertake
the Quest for the Holy Grail. He was given a white shield, made
by Evelake, with a red cross which Joseph of Arimathea had drawn
in blood. In the course of the Quest he joined up with Percivale,
Bors, and Percivale's sister. On board Solomon's ship, Galahad
obtained the Sword of David, and after the death of Percivale's
sister the trio split up for a while and Galahad traveled with
his father, Launcelot.
When the three rejoined forces they came to Carbonek and
achieved the Grail. Galahad mended the broken sword, and
therefore, He was allowed to see the Grail. After beholding the
Holy Grail, Galahad requested of Joseph of Arimathea that he
die, which request was granted unto him. Galahad was always
known as the "Perfect Knight". He was "perfect" in courage,
gentleness, courtesy, and chivalry.
is a knight of King Arthur's Round
Table. He is one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail. He is
the bastard son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Carbonek, and is
renowned for his gallantry and purity.
1. Who pulled out the
sword in the stone?
2. Who had seen the Holy
3. Who was Galahad's
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