The celtic grail is the vessel by which the wisdom of the spirit is gained. The grail was representative of the cauldron of rebirth, a symbol that embodied the druidic belief in the reincarnation of the soul. It is found in many celtic legends, including the legends of King Arthur. The grail of the Arthurian legends combines the symbolism of the druidic grail with the cup of Christ, blending the two religions to create the grail quest. The birds on the grail represent otherworldly messengers that bring inspiration and renewal to the one who drinks of it. The spiral pattern on the top symbolizes the souls eternal journey of birth, death, and rebirth. To possess the grail is to have achieved a state of grace and enlightenment.