Amfortas (Anfortas)

   The Grail King/Fisher King in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. The son of the Grail King Frimutel, he was wounded in the groin by an envenomed spear while jousting. He was sustained by the presence of the Grail while he awaited the coming of the questor (Perceval) who would ask the question concerning who the Grail served and thus restore him to health. Amfortas is called Anfortas in Wagner's opera Parzival.