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Joseph of Arimathea
To the Biblical data about him romance adds the following. Joseph was a soldier of Pilate who gave him the cup from the
Joseph of Arimathea
Joseph of Arimathea, from a window in St. John's, Glastonbury.
Last Supper. After the Resurrection, he was thrown into a dungeon where Jesus appeared to him and gave him the cup which had fallen out of his possession. After the fall of Jerusalem to Vespasian's army, he was set free and, with his sister Enygeus and her husband, Hebron or Bron, went into excile with a group of fellow travellers.

Joseph was said, not only to have come to Britain, but to have settled at Glastonbury where he was given land by King Arviragus. A local tradition,
perhaps not older than the nineteenth century, says he buried the cup of the Last Supper above the spring in Glastonbury and hence the water has a red tinge. A tradition amongst certain metalworkers was that, sometime before the Crucifixion, Joseph actually brought Jesus and Mary to Cornwall. Joseph may be identical with Joachim, the father of the Virgin Mary in the Protevangelium of James, an apocryphal work; but the two names are quite distinct in origin. In the Estoire Joseph is given a son, Josephe. In Sone de Nausay he had a son named Adam, while Coptic tradition claims he had a daughter, Saint Josa.




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Constantine
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Igraine
Iseult
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King Lot
Mordred
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Morgause
Uther Pendragon
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