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King Amfortas and the castle of the Grail lie under a spell - Edwin Austin Abbey.

King Amfortas, the Fisher King, lies under a spell along with the other inmates of the Castle of the Grail. The spell has rendered them “spiritually dead;” although the Grail passes by them, they cannot see it. According to legend, only a blameless knight can free them from the spell. Sir Galahad is such a knight, but fails to ask the Question on which everything depends.