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(in medieval legend) the leader of the knights of the Holy Grail
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  • He realises that the seductions aimed at him are those to which amfortas succumbed, and he bids the accursed sorceress begone.

  • Is the Grail, too, then turned into a mocking spirit to the unhappy amfortas?

    Parsifal H. R. Haweis
  • It can not wound the guileless and pure one as it wounded the sinful amfortas.

    Parsifal H. R. Haweis
  • "No, uncover it not," cries amfortas, in a passion of despair.

  • amfortas waves it to and fro—the knights gaze in ecstatic adoration.

    Parsifal H. R. Haweis
  • Growing old, he has delegated his headship to his son amfortas.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • In her rage she discloses to Parsifal that it was Klingsor who wounded amfortas with the sacred spear.

  • The Fool, though guileless, has not been enlightened by pity to inquire the cause of amfortas's wound.

  • Shield-bearers and serving-brothers then enter, bearing the litter upon which amfortas lies.

  • The cause of the maimed kings (amfortas) hurt is his having taken up arms in the cause of worldly and unlawful love.

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