-- Shield of Joseph of Arimathea
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Shield of Joseph of Arimathea

In the work Perlesvaus, the shield originally belonging to Joseph of Arimathea was brought to Arthur's castle and left there for Perceval. He took the shield and used it to defeat the Knight of the Burning Dragon. He was named so because there was a magic dragon's head on his shield which could actually breathe fire. Only the Shield of Joseph of Arimathea could protect against it.

Perceval, protected from the dragon's fiery breath, managed to cut off the sword hand of his opponent, and then thrust his sword into the mouth of the magical dragon. Enraged, the dragon attacked its owner, burning him to death.

Arthurian, England, Mythology, Shield

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