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Zeus' shield, often loaned to his daughter Athena,
also used by Perseus.
the shield of the Roman god Mars.
One divine shield fell from heaven during the reign of Numa
Pompilius, the second king of Rome. He ordered eleven copies
made to confuse would-be thieves. (Roman
Priwen, the shield of King
of Achilles, the shield that Achilles
uses in his fight with Hector.
Shield of Ajax,
a huge shield made of seven cow-hides with a layer of bronze. (Greek
Shield of Joseph
of Arimathea, according to Arthurian legend it was carried
by three maidens to Arthur's castle where it was discovered by Sir
Percival. In Perlesvaus
he uses it to defeat the Knight of the Burning Dragon. (Arthurian
Shield of Judas
Maccabee, a red shield emblazoned with a golden eagle.
According to Arthurian legend the same shield was later found and
used by Gawain after he defeated an evil knight.
of El Cid,
according to the epic poem Carmen
Campidoctoris, bears the image of a fierce shining golden
Shield of Evalach, a white
shield belonging to king Evalach. Josephus
of Arimathea painted a red cross upon it with his own blood,
which granted the owner heavenly protection. It was later won by Sir
a shield which stands before the sun and protects earth from
Shield of Vishnu, Srivatsa,
a symbol worshiped and revered by the Hindus, said to be manifested
in the god's chest. (Hindu
(Little White-Hilt), the dagger of King
Arthur. It is sometimes attributed with the magical power to
shroud its user in shadow, it was used by Arthur to slice the Very
Black Witch in half. (Arthurian
scythe, Cronus castrated his father Uranus
using an Adamant
sickle given to him by his mother Gaea.
scythe, a large scythe appearing in the hands of the Grim
Reaper. This stems mainly from the Christian Biblical belief of
death as a "harvester of souls".
an irresistible and most destructive personal weapon of Shiva
and Kali, discharged
by the mind, the eyes, words, or a bow. (Hindu
a water weapon (a storm) according to the Indian scriptures,
incepted by Varuna.
In stories it is said to assume any weapon's shape, just like water.
a supernatural weapon, presided over by a specific deity. To summon
or use an astra required knowledge of a specific
incantation/invocation, when armed. (Hindu
Sling-stone (also cloich
tabaill), was used by Lugh
to slay his grandfather, Balor the Strong-Smiter in the Cath
Maige Tuired according to the brief accounts in the Lebor Gabála
a supernatural weapon depicted in Hindu iconography. Hindu deities
such as Ganesha,
and Varuna are
depicted with the pasha in their hands. The pasha is used to bind a
foe's arms and legs or for hunting animals. (Hindu
Bashōsen (Banana Palm Fan), a giant fan
weapon used by Ginkaku.
a legendary sword mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.
Pattayudha, Divine Sword of
Lord Veerabhadra Commander of Lord Shiva's Armies. (Hindu
Mors, the sword of Julius
Caesar and later Nennius
according to the legends presented by Geoffrey
legendary sword of Manjusri,
according to Swayambhu
Purana used to found Kathmandu
Valley, forms the centerpiece of flag of Kathmandu.
Jiang and Mo Ye, the legendary Chinese twin swords named
after their creators.
the sword used by Perseus
to decapitate Medusa.
Thiên, also known as Heaven's Will, was the sword of
Mpu Gandring, the cursed Empu
Gandring for Ken
Arok. Not yet finished but had been used and killed the beloved
ones of the user.
a magic sword in Russian and Slavic mythology. Probably inspired by
the sword of the god Swentowit.
(also known as Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (天叢雲剣?)
or Tsumugari no Tachi Japanese:
sword of the Japanese god Susanoo,
later given to his sister Amaterasu.
It is one of three Imperial
Regalia of Japan. (Japanese
of Attila, the legendary sword that was wielded by Attila
the Hun; claimed to have originally been the sword of Mars, the
Roman god of war.
Sword of Peleus,
a magic sword that makes its wielder victorious in the battle or the
Sari, the Kris
belonging to the Malay
warrior Hang Tuah
of the Malacca
"The emerald-studded Sword" in the Persian
mythical story Amir
Arsalan. The hideous horned demon called Fulad-zereh
was invulnerable to all weapons except the blows of Shamshir-e
Zomorrodnegar. This blade originally belonged to King
the sword Susanoo
used to slay the Yamata
Jokulsnaut, a sword
belonging to Grettir
which was later given to his brother Atli. (Sagas
Sword is a sword glowing with flame by some supernatural
Glory of Ten Powers, a
legendary Chinese sword allegedly forged in Tibet by
husband-and-wife magicians of the ancient Bön
Egeking is a sword in the
medieval poem Greysteil.
Sir Graham obtains the sword 'Egeking' from Eger's aunt, Sir Egram's
Mpu Gandring is a cursed kris of Ken
Arok, the unfinished or incomplete kris would kill seven men,
including Ken Arok.
Taming Sari (Flower Shield), one of the most
well-known kris in Malay literature, said to be so skilfully crafted
that anyone wielding it was unbeatable.
Setan Kober belong to Arya Penangsang, the mighty viceroy
(adipati) of Jipang who was killed by his own kris called Setan
Kober ("devil of the grave"). Forged by Empu Bayu Aji in
the kingdom of Pajajaran, and had 13 luk on its blade.
Si Manjakini, a sword mentioned in the legends of the Malay
Annals as originally possessed by Sang
Sapurba, the legendary ancestor of Malay kings.
Orna, the sword of the Fomorian king Tethra,
which recounts the deeds done with it when unsheathed. It was taken
by Ogma and it then
recounted everything it had done. (Irish
(also Caladcholg), the sword of Fergus
mac Róich and powerful enough to cut the tops off three
hills; related to the Caledfwlch of Welsh
often compared to Excalibur. This sword is used by Llenlleawg Wyddel
to kill Diwrnach Wyddel and his men.
Ceard-nan Gallan, the Smith
of the Branches, sword of Oisín.
Solais (Sword of Light), the sword of Nuada
Cosgarach Mhor, the Great
Triumphant One, sword of Oscar.
Cruadh-Chosgarach, the Hard
Destroying One, sword of Caílte
the Sword of Rhydderch.
(also Sword of Air, Answerer or Retaliator),
forged by the gods, wielded by Manannán
mac Lir and Lugh
Lamfada. No armor could stop it, and it would grant its wielder
command over the powers of wind.
Mac an Luin, the Son of the
Waves, sword of Fionn
Moralltach (Great Fury)
and Beagalltach (Little Fury), swords given to
Ua Duibhne by his father Aengus.
Singing Sword of Conaire
Mór, a sword that would sing in battle.
Clarent, a sword of peace
meant for knighting and ceremonies as opposed to battle, which was
stolen and then used to kill Arthur by Mordred.
The sword of King Ban, Lancelot's father.
(also Caluburn, Caledfwlch, Calesvol,
Kaledvoulc'h, Caliburnus), sometimes attributed with
magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great
Britain. Stated that it was forged in the Isle of Avalon.
Galatine, the name of the
sword given to Sir Gawain
by the Lady
of the Lake.
Grail Sword, a cracked holy
sword which Sir Percival
bonded back together, though the crack remained.
Secace, The sword that
Lancelot used to battle the Saxons at Saxon Rock. It is translated
as Seure (Sequence) in the Vulgate
Sword in the Stone, a sword
in the Arthurian legend which only the rightful king of Britain can
pull from the stone; sometimes associated with Excalibur.
Sword with the Red Hilt, One of the swords wielded by
After his death, Merlin
sealed it in the float stone where it remained until it was drawn by
Angurvadal, a magical sword
is king Högni's sword, according to Snorri Sturluson's account
of the battle known as the Hjaðningavíg.
Freyr's Sword, Freyr's
magic sword which fought on its own. It might be Lævateinn.
the sword that Odin struck into the Branstock tree which only
Sigmund the Völsung
was able to pull out. It broke in battle with Odin but was later
reforged by Sigmund's son Sigurd
and used it to slay the dragon
being reforged, it could cleave an anvil in half.
the sword of Heimdallr,
the guardian of Bifröst.
the sword is mentioned in the Völsung cycle. It was part of
Fáfnir's treasure, which Sigurðr took after he slew the
a sword mentioned in an emendation to the Poetic Edda Fjölsvinnsmál
by Sophus Bugge.
the sword of Magnus
III of Norway.
the magical sword of Prainn, the draugr, later owned by Hromundr
Quern-biter, sword of
of Norway and his follower, Thoralf Skolinson the Strong, said
to be sharp enough to cut through quernstones.
(also Refil), sword of the dwarf Regin.
a sword with mythical properties associated with the legendary
Danish king Hrólf
(also Tirfing or Tyrving), the cursed sword of
Edda; also said to be the sword of Odin
(also Almice or Almacia), sword of Turpin,
Archbishop of Reims.
Balisarda, the sword of
(also Curtana or Cortana in Italian), first of the two
magical swords of Ogier
the Dane, a legendary Danish hero.
(also Durandal or Durlindana in Italian), the sword of
Roland, one of
Italian verse) — alleged to be the same sword as the one
wielded by Hector
Froberge, the sword of
(also Halteclere), the sword of Olivier.
sword of Charlemagne.
(also Murgleis), sword of Ganelon,
traitor and cousin of Roland.
sword of Baligant,
Emir of Babylon.
Sauvagine, second of the two magical swords of Ogier
(Heavenly Jewelled Spear), the naginata
used by the Shinto
and Izanami to
create the world - also called tonbogiri. (Japanese
Upside Down Spear) is an antique and mysterious spear, staked by
Ninigi-no-Mikoto at the summit of Takachiho-no-mine,
where he and his divine followers first landed, according to the
legend of Tenson
Aram, the spear of Jangar.
Ascalon, the spear
that St. George
used to kill the dragon.
atgeir would make a ringing sound (or "sing") when it was
taken down in anticipation of bloodshed. (Norse
Gáe Buide (Yellow
Shaft) and the Gáe Derg (Red Javelin),
spears of Diarmuid
Ua Duibhne, could inflict wound that none can recover from.
Bulg, the spear of Cú
Odin's magic spear
created by the dwarf Dvalinn.
war chief who fought against Rome. According to Florus,
he wielded a silver lance that was sent to him by the gods from the
Lug's Spear, an insuperable
of Celtchar (Spear of Fire or Spear of Destiny),
a spear forged by the Smith of Falias for Lugh
to use in his fight against Balor.
Nihongo, is one of three
legendary Japanese spears created by the famed swordsmith Masazane
Fujiwara. A famous spear that was once used in the Imperial Palace.
Nihongo later found its way into the possession of Masanori
Fukushima, and then Tahei Mori.
Otegine, is one of three
legendary Japanese spears created by the famed swordsmith Masazane
Rhongomiant, the spear of
King Arthur that he used to defeat the legendary Sir Thomas of
a double-headed staff with a crescent-moon (yuèyá)
blade at one end and a spade (chǎn) at the other, with six
rings in the shovel part to denote its religious association.
Spear of Achilles,
created by Hephaestus
and given to Peleus
at his wedding with Thetis.
is one of three legendary Japanese spears created by the famed
swordsmith Fujiwara no Masazane, said to be wielded by the legendary
daimyō Honda Tadakatsu. The spear derives its name from the
myth that a dragonfly landed on its blade and was instantly cut in
two. Thus Tonbo (Japanese for "dragonfly") and giri
(Japanese for "cutting"), translating this spear's name as
"Dragonfly Slaying spear".
a two-pronged implement resembling a pitchfork. In classical
mythology, the bident is associated with Pluto/Hades,
the ruler of the underworld. (Greek
Devil's pitchfork, depicted
as a bident or two-pronged pitchfork belonging to the devil.
trident-shaped staff which emits a bright light in the darkness, and
grants wisdom and insight. The staff belonged originally to the
Japanese mountain god Kōya-no-Myōjin. It is the equivalent
of the Sanskrit Vajra,
the indestructible lightning-diamond pounder of the king of the
There the staff represents the three flames of the sacrificial fire,
part of the image of the vajra wheel.
trident, used to create horses
and some water sources in Greece. It could cause earthquakes when
struck on the ground. (Greek
the trident of Shiva,
stylized by some as used as a missile weapon and often included a
crossed stabilizer to facilitate flight when thrown. Considered to
be the most powerful weapon. (Hindu
Lance, also called the Spear of Longinus, is the name given
to the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross,
according to the Gospel of John.
a divine javelin associated with Hindu war god Karthikeya.
Gae Assail (Spear of
Assal), the spear of Lugh, the incantation "Ibar (Yew)"
made the cast always hit its mark, and "Athibar (Re-Yew)"
caused the spear to return. (Irish
Areadbhair, belonged to
Pisear, king of Persia. Its tip had to be kept immersed in a pot of
water to keep it from igniting, a property similar to the Lúin
of Celtchar. (Irish
Crann Buidhe, the spear of
Isis' harpoon, Isis
brought some yarn and made a rope. She then took an ingot of copper,
melted it, and made a harpoon. She tied the rope to the harpoon's
end. Isis could also command her harpoon to release its victim.
iron rake), the primary weapon of Zhu
Yueyachan (Crescent-Moon-Shovel), a Monk's
spade that is the primary weapon of Sha
Pinaka, the great bow of
arrows fired from the bow could not be intercepted. (Hindu
(also Vijaya Dhanush), the bow of Karna, one of the greatest
hero of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.
bow, which could cause health or cause famine and death in
bow, crafted by moonlight and silver wood. (Greek/Roman
a bow created by Brahma. (Hindu
bow, which, along with dove- and owl-fletched arrows, could
cause one to love or hate (respectively) the person he/she first saw
after being struck. (Roman
Fail-not, the bow of
Tristan. It was
said to never miss its mark. (Arthurian
created by Brahma
and given by Varuna
to Arjuna on
Agni's request and
used by Arjuna during the Kurukshetra
bow, which also belonged to Philoctetes, its arrows had the
Kodandam, Rama's bow.
bow, Eurytus became so proud of his archery skills that he
The god killed Eurytus for his presumption, and Eurytus' bow was
passed to Iphitus,
who later gave the bow to his friend Odysseus.
It was this bow that Odysseus used to kill the suitors
who had wanted to take his wife, Penelope.
Dhanush (Shiva's bow), a bow given by Shiva to Janaka
and broken by Rama
the bow of the Hindu God Vishnu.
Ichaival, a bow possessed
by Odin. Another source said it was came from Ydalir, the home of
the god Ullr. It possessed the power of each pull of just one arrow,
it will release ten arrows. (Norse
Kaundinya's bow, a magic bow
wielded by the Brahman Kaundinya,
who used it to make the Naga princess Mera fall in love with him.
of Perun, the axe wielded by the Slavic god of thunder and
lightning, Perun. (Slavic
the magic hammer of Thor.
It was invulnerable and when thrown it would return to the user's
the symbol and magical weapon of the Finnish thunder god Ukko,
and was similar to Thor's
no kozuchi, a legendary Japanese "magic hammer"
which can "tap out" anything wished for. In popular
belief, magic wooden hammer is a standard item held in the hand of
the iconic deity Daikoku-ten.
the battle-axe of Shiva
who gave it to Parashurama.
Hammer of Hephaestus, the hammer of the Greek
which was used to make the Greek gods weapons. It was also seen as
an axe on various Greek pots and vases where Hephaestus
was seen carrying it, usually riding on a donkey. (Greek
the enchanted mace of the Sumerian god Ninurta.
It can fly unaided and also may communicate with its wielder.
Yagrush and Ayamur,
two clubs created by Kothar
and used by Baal to
bat is a legendary bat, wielded by a Cambodian emperor.
the staff of Death
is a special and lethal club used by God Yama or God of Naraka or
Hell in Hindu mythology. It is very ferocious weapon. It was once
granted by Brahma or God of creation. It was ultimate weapon, once
fired would kill anybody before it. No matter what boons he had to
Club of Dagda,
this magic club was supposed to be able to kill nine men with one
blow; but with the handle he could return the slain to life. (Irish
the main weapon of the Hindu god Hanuman,
an avatara of Shiva.
described in a number of the Puranas, it was considered the
deadliest weapon. It was said that when the Brahmastra was
discharged, there was neither a counterattack nor a defense that
could stop it. (Hindu
the personal missile of Vishnu
in his Narayana
or Naraina form. (Hindu
Chakra, a legendary spinning disc like weapon used by the
Hindu God Vishnu. (Hindu
of Zeus, given
to him by the Cyclops
mythology, or by Vulcan
the lightning bolts of Indra.
a lightning-like weapon borne by Huitzilopochtli.
Mistletoe or Holly Dart,
Baldr is killed by
a mistletoe or holly dart or arrow gotten from his father's
mischievous blood-brother Loki.
of Brahma, the demi-god Rama
faced the demon king of Sri-Lanka, Ravana.
Rama fired the arrow of Brahma that had been imparted to him by
arrow of Brahma burst Ravana's navel, and returned to Rama's quiver.
Tathlum, the missile fired
by Lugh from the
regarded as the weapon that Hercules
used to kill the eagle Aquila that perpetually gnawed Prometheus'
Magic Bullet, an enchanted
bullet obtained through a contract with the devil
in the German folk legend Freischütz.
A marksman has obtained a certain number of bullets destined to hit
without fail whatever object he wishes. Six of the magic bullets
(German: Freikugeln, literally "free bullets"), are thus
subservient to the marksman's will, but the seventh is at the
absolute disposal of the devil himself. (German
Bullet, a bullet cast from silver is often the only weapon
that is effective against a werewolf,
witch, or other
magic material that made whoever the wearer desired fall in love
with them. (Greek
Babr-e Bayan, the mythical
coat worn by the Persian legendary hero Rostam
Falcon Cloak, owned by
Freyja, it allows
the wielder to turn into a falcon and fly.
Girdle of Hippolyta,
sometimes called a magical girdle and sometimes a magical belt. It
was a symbol of Hippolyta's power over the Amazons; given to her by
9th Labor was to retrieve it. (Greek
Hide of Leviathan
was supposedly able to be turned into everlasting clothing or
impenetrable suits of armor.
Hide of the Nemean
lion, the golden fur Heracles
earned by overcoming the Nemean lion, was supposedly able to endure
every weapon and was unbreakable. (Greek
Mantle of Arthur (also Llen
Arthyr yng Nghernyw), whoever was under it could not be seen,
and he could see everyone. One of the Thirteen
Treasures of the Island of Britain.
Pais Badarn Beisrydd, The
Coat of Padarn Red-Coat: if a well-born man put it on, it
would be the right size for him; if a churl, it would not go upon
him. One of the Thirteen
Treasures of the Island of Britain.
Shoes of Víðarr,
these shoes gave the god Vidar unparalleled foot protection. (Norse
sandals which allowed him to fly. (Greek
magical cloak that made the wearer invisible. (Norse
(Cloud-stepping Boots or Cloud-stepping Shoes), made
of lotus fiber, these are one of the treasures of the Dragon Kings;
Ào Ming gives them to Sun
Wukong in order to get rid of him when he acquires the Ruyi
Jingu Bang. (Chinese
boots from European
folklore were said to allow the wearer to make strides of seven
leagues in length.
of Nessus is the poisoned shirt that killed Heracles. (Greek
allows the person wearing them to walk and run at an amazing pace.
(Hel-shoes), were put on the dead so that they could go to
is an ancient Egyptian symbol of the goddess Isis.
It seems to be called "the Knot of Isis" because it
resembles a knot used to secure the garments that the Egyptian gods
wore (also tet, buckle of Isis, girdle of Isis, and the blood of
(Power-belt), a magic belt worn by the god Thor.
(Iron Grippers), a pair of iron gauntlets of the god Thor.
Swan Cloak, a magic robe
made of swan
feathers belonging to a swan
Robe of the Fire-rat, a legendary robe of China that
is made of the fireproof fur of the fire-rat. One of Kaguya-hime's
suitor set out to search for the robe. (Japanese
a magical ring capable of producing gold, first owned by Andvari.
a golden arm ring possessed by Odin. The ring was a source of
endless wealth. (Norse
Ring of Dispel, a ring
given to Sir
Lancelot by the Lady
of the Lake which could dispel any enchantment. In Le
Chevalier de la Charrette it is given to him by a fairy instead.
He used the ring to cross the Sword Bridge.
of Mudarra, the ring that Gonzalo Bustos breaks in two pieces to
later on recognize his future son. When Mudarra joins the two
halves, it becomes again a complete ring and Gonzalo Bustos heals
his blindness, as shown in the epic poem Cantar de los siete
infantes de Lara.
of Gyges, a mythical magical artifact that granted its owner
the power to become invisible at will. (Greek
of Solomon, a magical brass or steel ring that could
imprison demons. (Judeo–Christian
Svíagris, Adils' prized ring in the Hrólfr
Kraki's saga. (Norse
Monara, king Ravana's flying machine in Ramayana.
carpet, the magic carpet from Tangu in Persia.
and pestle of Baba
Yaga, she flies around in a mortar and wields a pestle.
Throne of Kai Kavus was an eagle-propelled craft built by
the Persian king Kay
Kāvus, used for flying the king all the way to China.
is a mythological flying machine from the Sanskrit
epics, of Hindu origin.
Roth Rámach (lit.
Rowing Wheel) is the magical flying machine of Mug
Ruith, a mythological Irish Druid who along with his feathered
headdress (the encennach), hovers across the skies .
Canoe (also Bewitched Canoe or Flying Canoe),
Baptiste had a canoe with paddles, he made a pact with the devil so
his canoe would fly wherever Baptiste wished. However, those within
the canoe could not say the name of God, fly over a church, touch
any crosses, or the canoe would crash. Baptiste uttered the magic
words: "Acabris! Acabras! Acabram" to make the canoe fly.
the ship on which Jason
and the Argonauts
sailed. She contained in her prow a magical piece of timber from the
sacred forest of Dodona,
which could speak and render prophecies. (Greek
Caleuche, a mythical ghost
ship of the Chilote mythology and local folklore of the Chiloé
Island, in Chile. (Chilote
Canoe of Gluskab,
able to expand so it could hold an army or shrink to fit in the palm
of your hand. (Abenaki
Canoe of Māui,
it became the South
Island of New Zealand. (Māori
Ellida, a magic dragon
ship given to Víking
as a gift by Aegir.
is the name of the ship of the god Baldr,
described as the "greatest of all ships". (Norse
a ship made out of fingernails and toenails of the dead. It will set
sail during Ragnarök.
is both the goddess Freyja's hall located in Fólkvangr,
a field where Freyja receives half of those who die in battle, and
also the name of a ship. (Norse
a boat owned by Freyr.
Thomas Speght, an editor or Chaucer's works from the end of 16th
century, made a passing remark that "Concerning Wade and his
bote called Guingelot, and also his strange exploits in the same.
Preserver of Life was the ship built in the Epic
of Gilgamesh by Utnapishtim and the craftspeople of his village
at the request of Enki Ea to hold his wife and relatives, as well as
the village craftspeople, the animals to be saved, and various
grains and seeds.
Mandjet (Boat of Millions
of Years), one of two solar boats. A boat that carries the
resurrected king with the sun god Ra across the heavens. (Egyptian
Mesektet, the evening boat
is one of two solar boats. (Egyptian
Wave Sweeper, a magic boat
belonging to Lugh.
Dutchman, a legendary ghost
ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans
Mannigfual, the ship of the giants.
chariot, was pulled by a hippocampus
or by horses that could ride on the sea. (Greek
Helios' chariot, the golden
across the sky by the Greek
Primordial of the Sun, Helios,
and after his fading, Apollo.
Thor's chariot, driven
across the sky by Thor
and pulled by his two goats Tanngrisnir
a gold-decorated chariot of Kali.
chariot, a chariot pulled by cats. (Norse
chariot, driven across the night sky by the moon
goddess Selene and sometimes Artemis.
chariot, drawn by Árvakr
and Alsviðr across the sky each day. (Norse
Invictus' chariot, depicted riding a quadriga
on the reverse of a Roman coin. (Roman
chariot, a chariot drawn by seven horses. (Hindu
chariot, drawn by four black horses. (Greek
a sacred stone which was supposedly endowed with life. (Greek
(also Chintamani Stone), a wish-fulfilling jewel within both
Hindu and Buddhist traditions, equivalent to the philosopher's stone
in Western alchemy.
stone, said to preform alchemy without an equal sacrifice
being made, such as turning lead to gold, and creating something out
a stone that kills anyone who comes into contact with it.
Stone of Giramphiel, a
stone described in Diu
Crône. Sir Gawain wins from the knight Fimbeus and it
offers him protection against the fiery breath of dragons and the
magic of the sorcerer Laamorz.
(Old Norse singing stone or chanting stone), an object
that appears in the account of Loki
fight in the form of seals. (Norse
Ronw (also Slate of Gron), a holed stone located
along Afon Bryn Saeth in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. The stone is
described as being roughly forty inches by thirty inches with a hole
of about an inch in diameter going through it.
stone were believed to have magical powers such as
protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing
nightmares, curing whooping cough, the ability to see through fairy
or witch disguises and traps if looked at through the middle of the
stone, and of course recovery from snakebite.
(also Ligurium), the name of a mythical gemstone believed to
be formed of the solidified urine of the lynx (the best ones coming
from wild males).
(also Bufonite), a mythical stone or gem thought to be found
in, or produced by, a toad, and is supposed to be an antidote to
of Scone (also Stone of Destiny), an oblong block of
a most widespread type of sacred stones, venerated in Slavic
(Russian, Belarussian, Ukrainian) and Uralic (Karela, Merya) pagan
Fáil (also Stone of Destiny) is a stone at the
Inauguration Mound on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. In
legend, all of the kings of Ireland were crowned on the stone up to
Muirchertach mac Ercae c. AD 500.
throughout Europe, Asia, and Polynesia - flint
arrowheads and axes turned up by farmer's plows are considered
to have fallen from the sky. They were often thought to be
thunderbolts and are called "thunderstones".
the name of the rock which Fenrir
the wolf is bound. (Norse
gemstones that was supposedly found in frogs, to which ancient
physicians and naturalists attributed the virtue of resisting
Vaidurya, most precious of all stones, sparkling
beauty beyond compare, the stone worn by the goddess Lakshmi
and the goddess of wealth Rigveda.
Plants and Herbs
an herb. According to Dioscorides, peony is used for warding off
demons, witchcraft, and fever.
flower, a magic flower that blooms for a very short time on
the eve of the Summer solstice. The flower brings fortune to the
person who finds it. (Slavic
grass (also Féar Gortach), a patch of cursed
grass. Anyone walking on it was doomed to perpetual and insatiable
tree, a plant that occurs in stories from Greek
mythology and later in the Book
a magical herb Hermes
gave to Odysseus
to protect him from Circe's
magic when he went to her home to rescue his friends.
a magical herb in Slavic
mythology. According to lore, the raskovnik has the magical
property to unlock or uncover anything that is locked or closed.
plants. Used for healing and rejuvenations in battles. These are
used by Ashvins.
is the Avestan
language name of a plant and its divinity, both of which play a
role in Zoroastrian doctrine and in later Persian culture and
a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning and as a
medicine. Legend said that this plant was a gift from the god
Jeweled Branch of Hōrai, a branch from a tree
found on Hōrai,
these trees of gold have jewels for leaves. One of Kaguya-hime's
suitor set out to search for the branch. (Japanese
the food or drink of the gods often depicted as conferring longevity
or immortality upon whoever consumed it. (Greek
of Discord, the goddess Eris
inscribed "to the fairest" and tossed in the midst of the
festivities at the wedding of Peleus
and Thetis. (Greek
(also Horn of Plenty), was the horn of the goat-nymph
from which poured an unceasing abundance of nectar,
ambrosia and fruit. (Greek
apple, an element that appears in various national and
ethnic folk legends or fairy tales.
of Immortality, consumed by the
immortals due to their mystic virtue of conferring longevity on
all who eat them. (Chinese
of poetry (also Mead of Suttungr), is a mythical
beverage that whoever "drinks becomes a skald
or scholar to recite any information and solve any question. (Norse
the drink of the gods which grants them immortality. (Hindu
it is described as being prepared by extracting juice from the
stalks of a certain plant. In both Vedic and Zoroastrian tradition,
the name of the drink and the plant are the same, and also
personified as a divinity, the three forming a religious or
mythological unity. (Hindu
and similar words are used to refer to any especially hard
substance, whether composed of diamond, some other gemstone, or some
type of metal.
is the detached horn of unicorn,
thought to be capable of healing any disease.
a hypothetical universal solvent, having the power to dissolve every
other substance, including gold. It was much sought after by
alchemists for what they thought would be its invaluable medicinal
it was considered to be a universal medicine or universal solvent
sought in alchemy.
this liquid substance is the origin of all living things: the first
giant Ymir was
conceived from eitr. The substance is supposed to be very poisonous
and is also produced by Jörmungandr
and other serpents. (Norse
of life, a mythical potion that, when drunk from a certain
cup at a certain time, supposedly grants the drinker eternal life
and/or eternal youth.
is the ethereal golden fluid that is the blood of the gods and/or
(also Mana), is an edible substance that, according to the
Bible and the Quran. God provided for the Israelites during their
travels in the desert.
a metal mentioned in several ancient writings, including a story of
Atlantis in the Critias dialogue, recorded by Plato. According to
Critias, orichalcum was considered second only to gold in value, and
was found and mined in many parts of Atlantis in ancient times.
was supposed to be a remedy that would cure all diseases and prolong
materia (also Materia Prima or First Matter),
is the ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical
magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher's stone. It is the
primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the
quintessence, or aether.
is the formless base of all matter which is the raw material for the
poisonous blood, Heracles would use arrows dipped in the Hydra's
poisonous blood to kill other foes during his Labours,
such as Stymphalian
birds and the giant Geryon.
Hihīrokane, described in the apocryphal
Takenouchi Document, an alleged ancient writing in a lost script
which details Japan's early history, Hihīrokane was used in the
time of Emperor
Jimmu, Japan's first emperor. The Kusanagi-no-tsurugi
and the other Imperial
Regalia of Japan are supposedly made from it. Its weight is
lighter than gold, but harder than diamond. It does not rust. It was
even said to be able to bring water to a boil without heat,
violating the Law
of Conservation of Energy. (Japanese
Horn of Gabriel, the name
refers to the tradition identifying the Archangel
Gabriel with the angel who blows the horn to announce Judgement
Day, associating the infinite with the divine.
Olivant, the horn of
Roland, paladin of
in the Song of
Roland. It was won from the giant Jutmundus and is made of
ivory. When blown, it is so loud that it kills birds flying in the
sky and causes whole armies to rout.
a mystical horn blown at the onset of Ragnarök
associated with the god Heimdallr
and the wise being Mímir.
harp, a magical golden harp given to Bragi by the dwarfs when he
was born. (Norse
the mage Väinämöinen
makes the first kantele from the jawbone of a giant pike and a few
hairs from Hiisi's stallion. The music it makes draws all the forest
creatures near to wonder at its beauty. (Finnish
conch shell, a twisted conch shell on which Triton blew like a
trumpet to calm or raise the waves. (Greek
Apollo's lyre, Hermes
created the lyre for
him from the entrails of one of Apollo's
cow. Apollo was furious at Hermes, but after hearing the sound of
the lyre, his anger faded. The instrument became a common attribute
of Apollo. (Greek
Orpheus' lyre, a golden lyre given to him by Apollo.
heard the Siren's
voices, he drew his lyre and played music that was louder and more
beautiful, drowning out the Sirens' bewitching songs. (Greek
Bone of Ullr,
the god Ullr had a bone upon which spells were carved. (Norse
Clue of Ariadne,
the magical ball of string given to Theseus
by Ariadne to
help him navigate the Labyrinth.
of Jamshid, a cup of divination in the Persian
mythology. It was long possessed by rulers of ancient Persia and
was said to be filled with an elixir of immortality. The whole world
was said to be reflected in it.
the cauldron in which Andhrímnir
the magic chain that bound the wolf Fenrir.
It was light and thin as silk but strong as creation itself and made
from six wonderful ingredients. (Norse
of Glory, a disembodied pickled hand of a man who was hung
alive. Said to have the power to unlock any door and, if a candle
was placed within made from some body part of the same person, would
freeze in place anyone who it was given to. (European
throne in his palace Valaskjálf.
Lantern of Diogenes,
according to popular legend, carried in broad daylight by the Cynic
of Sinope to aid in his fruitless search for an honest man.
Fishhook, used to catch the fish that would become New Zealand's
the hook was also used to create the Hawaiian
a wooden statue that fell from the sky. As long as it stayed in
Troy, the city-state
could not lose a war. (Greek
(Old Norse god nails) are nails used for religious purposes.
a magical artifact of indeterminate type constructed by Ilmarinen
that brought good fortune to its holder. (Finnish
Smoking Mirror, the mirror
that the god Tezcatlipoca
uses to see the whole cosmos. (Aztec
Oar, an object that appears in Books XI and XXIII of Homer's
Dadeni, a magical cauldron able to revive the dead. (Welsh
Cup, a medieval wood mazer bowl, since the late 19th century
it has been attributed with a supernatural ability to heal those who
drink from it.
refers either to one of the vessels that contain the mead of poetry
(along with Boðn and Són) or to the mead itself. (Norse
appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often
at the fingertips of a god or goddess. (Egyptian
the name of a drill or auger
that was used by Odin during his quest to obtain the mead of poetry.
the mound that arose from the primordial waters, Nu,
and on which the creator god Atum
Loeðing and Drómi,
the first and second fetter that was used to bound Fenrir
which broke. (Norse
Thorn), it was used to put an adversary into a deep sleep from
which he or she would not awaken for a long time. (Norse
Fleece, sought by Jason
and the Argonauts.
Excalibur's scabbard, was
said to have powers of its own. Injuries from losses of blood, for
example, would not kill the bearer. In some telling, wounds received
by one wearing the scabbard did not bleed at all. (Arthurian
Pot of Gold, Leprechaun
store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the
of Youth, is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of
anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters.
Magic Lamp, an oil
lamp that can be rubbed in order to summon a genie
who grants wishes. (Arabic
Bag of Wind, Aeolus
gave Odysseus a
tightly closed leather bag full of the captured winds so he could
sail easily home to Ithaca
on the gentle West
Globe, an artifact described with different magical
attributes. the common details include is silver color and immense
power. Odin had the
globe forged by dwarven brothers to help create safe-passage between
Asgard and other
realms after the Son's of Iylid damaged the rainbow
Fortunae (Wheel of Fortune), a concept in medieval
and ancient philosophy referring to the capricious nature of Fate.
The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna,
who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel
- some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls. (Greek
Arthur's famed table, around which he and his Knights
congregate. As its name suggests, it has no head, implying that
everyone who sits there has equal status. (Arthurian
Perilous (The Perilous Seat), is a vacant seat at the
Round Table reserved by Merlin for the knight who would one day be
successful in the quest for the Holy
Firebird's plumage, the
feathers of a Firebird
that glows brightly emitting red, orange, and yellow light, like a
bonfire that is just past the turbulent flame. The feathers do not
cease glowing if removed, and one feather can light a large room if
not concealed. (Slavic
considered to depict the scales held by Astraea
(identified as Virgo),
the goddess of justice. (Roman
is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in
Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in
Chinese folklore. (Chinese
Mill (also heavenly mill and cosmic mill), a
mytheme suggested as recurring in Indo-European and other
mythologies. It involves the analogy of the cosmos or firmament and
a rotating millstone.
Golden Throne, Hephaestus
gained revenge against Hera
for rejecting him by making her a magical golden throne which when
she sat on it, did not allow her to stand up. (Greek
Kibisis, the ancient Greek
word kibisis, said to describe the sack carried by the god Hermes
and the sack in which the mythical hero Perseus
carried the severed head of the monster Medusa.
It has been typically translated as "wallet". (Greek
identified as the altar where the gods first made offerings and
formed an alliance before defeating the Titans.
Campidoctoris o Poema latino del Campeador, Madrid, Sociedad
Estatal España Nuevo Milenio, 2001
l'épigraphie cambodgienne du X° siècle, les rois
des "Kambuja" prétendaient descendre d'un ancêtre
mythique éponyme, le sage ermite Kambu, et de la nymphe
céleste Mera, dont le nom a pu être forgé
d'après l'appellation ethnique "khmèr"
(George Coedes). ;
See also: Indianised States of Southeast Asia, 1968, p 66, George
Épica medieval española (Cantar de los Siete
Infantes de Lara). Madrid, Cátedra, 1991