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!
In the temple of Nippur, thy city which thou lovest, may thy heart be at rest!"
   His Holy Grail was thus deposited in the city where his "heart was 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 separate monograph."