Aegis (Gr. Αιγίς), in Homer, is the shield or buckler of Zeus, fashioned for him by Hephaestus, furnished with tassels and bearing the Gorgon's head in the centre. Originally symbolic of the storm-cloud, it is probably derived from aisso, signifying rapid, violent motion. Another possible etymology is from the root Αιγ- (Aeg-) meaning wave, as per Αιγαίον (Aegean) = wavy sea. When the god shakes it, Mount Ida is wrapped in clouds, the thunder rolls and men are smitten with fear. He sometimes lends it to Athena and (rarely) to Apollo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aegis"
Caladbolg ("hard belly", or possibly "hard lightning"), sometimes written Caladcholg ("hard blade"), is the sword of Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Spelled Caladcholg, it is also associated with the more obscure Ulster hero Fergus mac Leda, suggesting a conflation of two legends. It was said to be as long as a rainbow, and have the power to slice the tops off hills. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caladbolg"
The Corporal of Bolsena, preserved in a rich reliquary at Orvieto, is a miraculous cloth of the type of the Shroud of Turin, though not nearly so famous. The reddish spots on the cloth, upon close observation, show the profile of a face of the type by which the Saviour is traditionally represented. The origin of the stains is related to be from communion bread at the nearby city of Bolsena that miraculously turned bloody in the hands of an officiating priest who had doubts about Transubstantiation. A corporal is a white altar linen on which consecrated items are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Corporal of Bolsena"
As told in the Matter of France, Durendal or Durandal ( Italian: Durindana) is the sword of Charlemagne's paladin Roland ( Orlando in Italian). According to Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso it once belonged to Hector of Troy, and was given to Roland by Malagigi ( Maugris). ...more on Wikipedia about "Durendal"
Excalibur is the mythical sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain. Often Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone that proves Arthur's lineage are said to be the same weapon, but in other versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early; in Welsh, the sword was called Caledfwlch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Excalibur"
Murias, Falias, Gorias and Finias, bringing with them The Four Treasures, also known as The Hallows of Ireland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Four Treasures"
Gleipnir is the bindings that hold the mighty wolf Fenrisulfr in Norse Mythology. Even though it is as thin as a silken ribbon, it is stronger than any iron chain. It was forged by the dwarves, and made of six wondrous ingredients: ...more on Wikipedia about "Gleipnir" This text is made for www.shortopedia.com
In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece is that of the winged ram Chrysomallos (Χρυσομαλλος). It figures in the tale of Jason and his band of Argonauts, who quested for the Fleece in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly. The story is of great antiquity – it was current in the time of Homer ( 9th– 8th centuries BCE) and probably goes back to the 13th or 14th century BCE – and consequently it survives in various forms, among which details vary. Thus, in later versions of the story the ram is said to have been the offspring of the sea god Poseidon and Themisto (less often, Nephele). ...more on Wikipedia about "Golden Fleece"
(Hauteclere) thaulatckew(or Halteclere) is the sword of Olivier, a character in the French epic, " The Song of Roland". ...more on Wikipedia about "Hauteclere"
In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, cup or vessel used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. According to many versions of the story, Joseph of Arimathea used the Grail to catch Christ's blood while interring him and then took the object to Britain, where he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe. The quest for the Holy Grail makes up an important segment of the Arthurian cycle, appearing first in works by Chrétien de Troyes (Loomis 1991). The legend may combine Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Holy Grail"
In Christian mythology the Holy Lance is the lance used at the Crucifixion, which was later identified with a relic or relics that survive. ...more on Wikipedia about "Holy Lance"
Hrunting was the magical sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic of the same name. Beowulf used it in battle against Grendel's Mother. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hrunting"
The Imperial Regalia of Japan ( Jp: 三種の神器; "Sanshu no Jingi", or "Three Sacred Treasures") consist of the sword, Kusanagi (草薙剣) (or possibly a replica of the original; see Kusanagi), the jewel or necklace of jewels, Yasakani no magatama (八尺瓊曲玉), and the mirror Yata no kagami (八咫鏡). Also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, the regalia represent the three primary virtues: valor (the sword), wisdom (the mirror), and benevolence (the jewel). These may be connected with Buddhist thought. ...more on Wikipedia about "Imperial Regalia of Japan"
Kasthuba (alternatively Kaustubha) is a divine jewel - the most valuable stone "Mani" is in the possession of lord Vishnu who lives in the Ksheer Sagar - "the ocean of milk". ...more on Wikipedia about "Kasthuba"
Mythical objects encompasses a variety of items (e.g. weapons, armor, clothing) appearing in world mythologies. This list will be organized according to category of object. For fairy tale items, please see List of fairy tale objects. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of mythical objects"
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir (also commonly spelled Mjollnir; literally, "that which crushes") is the Hammer of Thor, the god of lightning and thunder. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mjolnir"
The Pushpa(flower)+ Vimana(flight), 'A flight of flowers' is a mythical flight found in Ayyavazhi mythology. Akilattirattu Ammanai the religious book of Ayyavazhi says that the pushpa Vimana was send to carry Ayya Vaikundar to Vaikundam. And it was in that flight Vaikundar went to Vaikundam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pushpa Vimana"
There are many relics attributed to Jesus that people believe or believed to be authentic relics of the Gospel accounts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Relics attributed to Jesus"
In Finnish mythology, the Sampo was a magical artifact that brought good fortune to its holder; nobody knows exactly what it was supposed to be. According to Lönnrot's interpretation in the Kalevala, it was a quern or mill of some sort that made flour, salt, and gold out of thin air. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sampo"
The Seamless Robe of Jesus (or Holy Tunic, Holy Coat of Trier, Holy Coat of Trèves) is the robe said to have been worn by Jesus during (or shortly before) his crucifixion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seamless robe of Jesus"
The Shroud of Turin (or Turin Shroud) is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is presently kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. Some believe it is the cloth that covered Jesus of Nazareth when he was placed in his tomb and that his image was somehow recorded on its fibers at or near the time of his imputed resurrection. Skeptics contend the shroud is a medieval hoax or forgery - or even a devotional work of artistic verisimilitude. It is the subject of intense debate among some scientists, believers, historians and writers regarding where, when and how the shroud and its images were created. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shroud of Turin" www.shortopedia.com rocks.
In Norse mythology, Skíðblaðnir (the name can be anglicized as Skídbladnir, Skídhbladhnir, Skíthblathnir, Skidbladnir, Skithblathnir or Skidhbladhnir) is the ship of Freyr. The ship was made by Brokk and Eitri two dwarves and sons of Ívaldi. Originally it belonged to Loki, but was given to Freyr as part of Loki's reparation for the theft of Sif's golden hair. The ship was big enough to hold the whole of the host of Asgard, and whenever the sails were hoisted, a fair wind followed. It could travel over both land and sea. According to the Ynglinga saga, Skíðblaðnir was made by so many parts and with such ingenuity that it could be folded like a cloth and carried in one's pouch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Skíðblaðnir"
The Spear of Destiny, sometimes known as the Holy Lance, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, or Spear of Longinus, is claimed to be the spear that pierced the side of Jesus when he was on the cross ( John 19:31-37). Later Christian tradition named the soldier that pierced Christ's side as Gaius Cassius, and he is later called Longinus (making the spear's "correct" Latin name Lancea Longini). It should be noted that there is a historical figure named Gaius Cassius Longinus, one of the conspirators responsible for the death of Gaius Julius Caesar (died March 15, 44 BC). This should not necessarily be viewed as "too coincidental," since Roman names held little variety, especially among members of the same family. There are many prototypes and analogues of the spear in other legends, it can be compared to the ancient Irish weapon, the Spear Luin, and is similar to the Bleeding Lance of Grail mythology, which was eventually claimed to be the Spear of Destiny. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spear of Destiny"
The Spear of Destiny features prominently in contemporary market-driven popular culture, for it enjoys a broad-based recognition factor, based on the legend of the Spear of Longinus, employed at the Crucifixion, and on the medieval legends that accrued around the relic, refigured as the " Spear of Destiny". The Spear of Destiny has appeared as a thematic or plot device in numerous movies, tv series and video games. A list of such appearances follows: ...more on Wikipedia about "Spear of Destiny in popular culture"
In ancient Celtic mythology, the Thirteen Treasures of Britain were as follows: ...more on Wikipedia about "Thirteen Treasures of Britain"
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