When I think of cup my first thought is The Holy Grail. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary describes it as, “The Holy Grail is a treasure that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance, often in the custody of the Fisher King. The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal that is sought after for its great significance.”
I went and did a little more reading on the grail and the fisher king, which is a broad and varied myth/legend/archetype. The rendering of it depends on the culture and the perspective of the reader/believer.
Terry Gilliam, a brilliant director, made a movie years ago, called, The Fisher King, starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges. Watching the following scene now that Robin Williams has passed on, makes the scene particularly poignant.
Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Tale Weaver. Michael says:
This week create a story in which the word ‘cup’ features. What associations do you have with it?
Image is a photo of La cathédrale Saint-Corentin à Quimper dans le Finistère taken by Thesupermat.