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Nanteos Cup


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    • Cwpan Nanteos
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    • found: Work cat.: Pegler, I. Cwpan Seint Greal: a one act pageant-play based on the traditional West Wales tale of the Nanteos Cup, 2017:cover (Nanteos Cup) p. 2 (the most popular legend concerning the Nanteos Cup is that it is the Holy Grail; the story goes that Joseph of Arimathea brought the cup to Glastonbury in A.D. 37 and founded the monastery there; after the dissolution of Glastonbury Abbey the cup was sent to Strata Florida Abbey in Wales) p. 3 (when King Henry VII's men came to destroy the abbey, the last seven monks from Strata Florida fled to Nanteos Mansion; the cup was then entrusted to the Lord of the Manor)
    • found: National Library of Wales web site, Dec. 8, 2017(Discover the 'Holy Grail' at The National Library of Wales (press release): Nanteos Cup (Cwpan Nanteos), on permanent display at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; ancient mazer bowl commonly known as the Nanteos Cup; origin of the Cup is a mystery, but according to tradition the relic came into the possession of the Powell family of Nanteos from Strata Florida Abbey during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is believed that seven Cistercian monks escaped from the abbey with the Cup and sought refuge at Nanteos. Following the death of the last of the brothers, the Cup was left to the family. Whether the vessel is the Holy Grail or a piece of the True Cross or a communion cup which belonged at one time to the abbey at Strata Florida Abbey, visitors have to decide the truth for themselves. Since the nineteenth century it has been claimed that the Cup possesses a supernatural power to heal.)
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    • 2017-10-24: new
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