Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia


Place on the Devon coast where, in stormy weather, Joseph of Arimathea, with the young Jesus on board, was said to have run his ship ashore.

In need of fresh water, Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus went on a fruitless search. As a result, Jesus caused a spring to rise from the ground. This spring provided a continuous and abundant supply of fresh water.

The legend of the miraculous spring at Glenthorne reflects themes of divine intervention and the ability of Jesus to perform miracles. It also hightlights Joseph of Arimathea’s close association with Jesus and his role as a protector and guide for the young Christ.