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The Tannhäuser of Aventinus, who reaches the ‘rose garden’ is a king, who later becomes a god. His divination is confirmed by the fact that he enters forever into the ‘rose garden’ and that the keys of Heaven are conferred to his charge. — The god of the garden cannot be that of the Bible and the keys of Heaven...

The most popular of all Grail Romances is the German epic poem Parzifal composed by Wolfram von Eschenbach, written sometime between 1200 and 1216. Although as he himself admitted did not "invent" the story, he gave spiritual meaning to it. He describes how at Munsalvaesche many brave knights dwell with the Grail. He wrote: "They live from a  stone of...