Nicolas Cage went on a quest to find the Holy Grail which took him to Glastonbury, the actor has revealed, where he drank from a stream that he said tasted like the blood of Christ.He went on a “grail quest”, inspired by religion and mythology, in which “one thing lead to another”, he said, and ended up there.According to mythology, Glastonbury was the location where Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail from Jerusalem, as well as the site of King Arthur’s grave.”One thing would lead to another,” the actor told the New York Times, “It’s like when you build a library.”You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book, and then you attach the references. For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there? Is it at Glastonbury?”He added: “If you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood.” “But that led to there being talk that people had come to Rhode Island, and they were looking for something as well.”It is thought that the natural spring at Glastonbury is the spot where the Holy Grail was hidden. “I guess it’s really because there’s a lot of iron in the water. But legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice, or two cruets rather, one of blood and one of sweat. Chalice Well in Glastonbury, SomersetCredit:Getty Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.