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The Fisher King

Author: Obsidian

A confused but powerful set of tales coalesce in the Arthurian mythos to create this figure. Stripped of all the divergent threads and inconsistencies, the essence of the story seems to be that of a Guardian of a sacred treasure (the Grail, in the Arthurian cycle), who is injured with an incurable but unfatal wound, brought about by his own misconduct or inability to maintain the superhuman standards of his office. Though imperfect, and in continual suffering, he nevertheless continues to exert himself in the service of Good, and seems to be redeemed in the end. Note the common thread with Arthur and Merlin of the Flawed Hero.

Suggested Pdf Resources

The Fisher King Review
The Fisher King Review. A Newsletter & Catalogue of Jungian Psychological Perspectives and an eclectic mix of other worthy publications.
Catalogue of Publications and Price List - Fisher King Press
Fisher Trail in the MDJ May09 full size 300dpi.jpg
The council also renamed the inner trail in memory of Borden's lead sled dog, Fisher-. King, who died in November. .
June 2011 final
The FisherKing will be on vacation too – this is the last issue until the beginning of September.
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Mount Horeb's Fisher King Winery set to open Sept. 2
Alwyn Fitzgerald shows off the stainless steel tanks at his new Fisher King Winery in downtown Mount Horeb.
The Fisher King Coming To Blu-Ray
by Mike Noyes - August 3, 2011 | Email the author Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment and will be released on November 8th. At this time no specs or features for the Blu-ray release have been announced.
'The Fisher King' Blu-ray Dated
In an early announcement to retailers, Image Entertainment will release 'The Fisher King' on Blu-ray on November 8.
Whatever Happened To Criterion's Laserdisc Extras?
By Adam Jahnke, Columnist Image Entertainment has set Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King for Blu-ray release on November 8. Ordinarily, I'd be ecstatic about this news.
UFC 134 Rio Preview Part One: Thiago Tavares vs Spencer Fisher
by Luke Cho Yee - August 27, 2011 | Email the author Two of the more aggressive UFC lightweights will headline the Prelim portion of the card, as the always tenacious Thiago Tavares (15-4-1) faces the forever game Spencer 'King' Fisher (24-07).

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IMDb - The Fisher King (1991)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. With Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi.
The Fisher King (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam.
Fisher King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fisher King
f the many symbols evident within the framework of the Grail motif, the Fisher King stands as perhaps the most abstract and enigmatic.
The Fisher King 1991 trailer - YouTube