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  • Enduring legends like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, King Arthur, and Sleeping Beauty were Grail allegories.
  • They claim the Grail legend—that of a chalice—is actually an ingeniously conceived allegory.
  • But the Grail’s description as a chalice is actually an allegory to protect the true nature of the Holy Grail.
  • Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school.
  • Religious allegory has become a part of the fabric of reality.
  • Grail Allegory in Medieval Literature: A Treatise on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
  • "Allegory of the Green Knight," he called back.

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  • In Plato’s allegory, the prisoners in the cave represent people living in ignorance.
  • "Allegory’s beyond me," said Jim.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes

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