The Eddic Grail
Extract from "British Edda" by
L. A. Waddell, London, 1930.
"The historicity of the
Edda accounts for this famous Magic Bowl of the Garden of Eden, or the
Holy Grail of King Arthur, while confirmed by the foregoing and other
Sumerian hymns, is further strikingly established, and the cracking of the
bowl confirmed by the modern recovery of the actual bowl itself.
In the excavations at the
oldest Sun-temple in Mesopotamia at Nippur by the University of
Pennsylvania, deep down below the foundations of the great central tower,
which I have personally visited, and seen the hole where the Bowl was
extracted, was unearthed the chief portion of this Stone Bowl. The votive
inscription cut upon it is in the oldest form of Sumerian writing yet
known, and records that the Bowl was deposited there by the priest-king
Udug of Kish as a votive offering, and was a trophy captured at Khamasi
City, i.e., the old name of Car-Chemish or Gar-Gamish or "The Fort of
Gamish" - the Gymis-gard or "Garden of Gymis" of the Edda,
wherein Gymi is a title of the Matriarch El of the Bowl - and we have
found that Car-Chemish was the site of the Garden of Eden.
In this inscription King
Udug, c.3360 B.C., also records that he was the son of Ginush or Ginegi (Unug
or Enoch), son of Cain, who was the son of Bazuzu (Cain, the Bauge of the
Edda) who was the son of As-Sagg or Zagg, who I have shown was Asa Sig,
Thor's frequent title in the Edda.
Nippur as the site selected
for burying the famous Holy Grail of Adam, Adr or Ottar, is now seen to be
owing to that Sun-temple and city having been his especial favourite, as
recorded in Early Sumerian hymns. Thus one of these early hymns sings:
"O Lord Adar, in thy
city thou lovest, may thy heart be at rest!
His Holy Grail was thus
deposited in the city where his "heart was at rest."
In the temple of Nippur, thy city which
thou lovest, may thy heart be at rest!"
This deep burying of this
actual Bowl by King Udug, the great-grandson of King Thor or Arthur over
five thousand years ago, now explains why "The Holy Grail" had
totally disappeared, and was made the subject of lamentations down the
ages in Babylonia, and of quests by the early British. The broke state of
this trophy Bowl, which has perplexed Assyriologists is also now
explained. This Bowl is the oldest personal authentic and inscribed relic
of the Early World known - the conjectural dates for inscribed records
previous to this are purely fanciful. The Bowl, or rather its chief
inscribed portion, which is now in my possession, is the subject of a