List of mythological objects

List of mythological objects

Mythological objects (also known as 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.



  • The Armour of Achilles, created by Hephaestus and said to be impenetrable (Greek mythology)
  • The Armour of Thor, consisting of the Girdle of Might, a magic belt (Megingjörð) that doubled his strength; and iron gloves (Járngreipr) so he could wield Mjolnir (see below)
  • The Armour of Beowulf, made by Weyland the Smith
  • The Armour of Karna, known as Kavacha.



  • The Aegis, Zeus' shield, often loaned to his daughter Athena, also used by Perseus (Greek mythology).
  • Svalinn is a shield which stands before the sun. (Norse mythology)
  • Ancile, shield of the Roman god Mars.
  • Shield of Telamonian Ajax
  • The Shield of Galahad, made by King Evelake and adorned with a red cross painted with the blood of Joseph of Arimathea.
  • The Shield of Lancelot, given to him by the Lady of the Lake, it instantly cured him of tiredness and gave him the strength of three men.
  • The Shield of El Cid, according to the epic poem Carmen Campidoctoris, bears the image of a fierce shining golden dragon.[1]



Swords from Celtic mythology

  • Caladbolg (also Caladcholg), the sword of Fergus mac Róich and powerful enough to cut the tops off three hills; related to the Caledfwlch of Welsh mythology
  • Caledfwlch Often compared to Excalibur, this sword is used by Llenlleawg Wyddel to kill Diwrnach Wyddel and his men.
  • Claíomh Solais (The Sword of Light), the sword of Nuada Airgeadlámh
  • Fragarach (also The Sword of Air, The Answerer or The Retaliator), forged by the gods, wielded by Manannan mac Lir and Lugh Lamfada. No armor could stop it, and it would grant its wielder command over the powers of wind.
  • Dyrnwyn, the Sword of Rhydderch.
  • The Singing Sword of Conaire Mór

Swords from Continental Germanic mythology

Swords from Anglo-Saxon mythology

Swords from the Matter of Britain

  • Clarent, is the sword in the stone which Arthur pulled free to become King of Britain. Sometimes is said to have been the blade used by Mordred to kill King Arthur.
  • Excalibur, also known as Caledfwlch in Welsh and Caliburn in Latin, the sword which King Arthur received from the Lady of the Lake
  • Avalon is the shealth of Excalibur and it's name refer to a ever-distant world where fairy lives.
  • The Grail Sword, a cracked holy sword which Sir Percival bonded back together, though the crack remained.
  • Carnwennan, The dagger Arthur used.
  • Galatine, Gawain's sword.
  • Arondight, Lancelot's sword.

Swords from Norse mythology

  • Angurvadal, sword of Frithiof.
  • Balmung/Gram, the sword that Odin struck into the Branstock tree which only Sigmund the Volsung was able to pull out. It broke in battle with Odin but was later reforged by Sigmund's son Sigurd/Siegfried and used it to slay the dragon Fafnir. After being reforged, it could cleave an anvil in half.
  • Dáinsleif 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.
  • Hofud, the sword of Heimdall, the guardian of Bifrost.
  • Laevateinn, a sword mentioned in an emendation to the Poetic Edda Fjölsvinnsmál by Sophus Bugge.
  • Mistilteinn, the magical sword of Prainn, the draugr, later owned by Hromundr Gripsson
  • Quern-biter, sword of Haakon I of Norway and his follower, Thoralf Skolinson the Strong.
  • Skofnung, a sword with mythical properties associated with the legendary Danish king Hrólf Kraki.
  • Tyrfing (also Tirfing or Tervingi), the cursed sword of Svafrlami, from the Elder Edda; also said to be the sword of Odin in Richard Wagner's works.

Swords from the Matter of France

  • Almace (also Almice or Almacia), sword of Turpin, Archbishop of Reims.
  • Balisarda, the sword of Rogero from Orlando Furioso.
  • Courtain (also Curtana or Cortana in Italian), first of the two magical swords of Ogier the Dane, a legendary Danish hero.
  • Durandal (also Durendal or Durlindana in Italian), the sword of Roland, one of Charlemagne's paladins, (Orlando in medieval Italian verse) — alleged to be the same sword as the one wielded by Hector of Ilium
  • Hauteclaire (also Halteclere or Altachiara in Italian), the sword of Olivier.
  • Joyeuse,(sword of earth) sword of Charlemagne.
  • Murgleis, sword of Ganelon, traitor and cousin of Roland.
  • Précieuse, sword of Baligant, Emir of Babylon.
  • Sauvagine, second of the two magical swords of Ogier the Dane.

Swords from Spanish mythology



  • Trishula, the trident of the Hindu deity 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.
  • Kongō, A 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 mountain-god Indra. There the staff represents the three flames of the sacrificial fire, part of the image of the vajra wheel.
  • Poseidon's Trident, used to create horses and some water sources in Greece. It could cause earthquakes when struck on the ground. Greek.


  • Gandiva, Arjuna's bow in The Bhagavad-Gita ("Song of God")
  • Pinaki,Shiva's bow in Hindu Mythology.
  • Saranga,Vishnu's bow in Hindu Mythology.
  • Brahmastra is a weapon created by Brahma.
  • Apollo's bow, could cause health or could cause famine and death in sleep.
  • Cupid's bow, could cause one to love or hate the person he/she first saw after being struck.
  • Heracles's bow, Which also belonged to Philoctetes, its arrows had the Lernaean Hydra poison.


  • Babr-e Bayan, the mythical coat worn by the Persian legendary hero Rostam in combat
  • Hermes's winged sandals (Talaria), which allowed him to fly
  • The Hide of Leviathan was supposedly able to be turned into everlasting clothing or impenetrable suits of armor.
  • The Hide of the Nemean lion, which Heracles earned overcoming the Nemean lion, was supposedly able to endure every weapon and was unbreakable.
  • Aphrodite's Magic Girdle, a magic material that made whoever you desired would fall in love with you.
  • The 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 Ares. Heracles' 9th Labor was to retrieve it.
  • Llen Arthyr yng Nghernyw: The Mantle of Arthur in Cornwall: 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.
  • The Falcon Cloak owned by Freyja, it allows the wielder to turn into a falcon and fly.
  • Seven-league boots allowed the wearer to travel seven leagues with each step.
  • Tarnkappe Sigurd's magical cloak that made the wearer invisible.
  • The Shoes of Vidar These shoes gave the god Vidar unparalleled foot protection. (Norse mythology)
  • Wigar the armor of King Arthur.


  • The Necklace of Harmonia allowed any woman wearing it to remain eternally young and beautiful, but also brought great misfortune to all of its wearers or owners. It was made by Hephaestus and given to Harmonia, the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares, as a curse on the House of Thebes for Aphrodite's infidelity.
  • Andvarinaut was a magical ring capable of producing gold, first owned by Andvari. (Norse mythology)
  • Brísingamen is the necklace of the goddess Freyja (Norse mythology)
  • Draupnir is a golden arm ring possessed by Odin. The ring was a source of endless wealth. (Norse mythology)
  • The Ring of Mudarra is 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.[8]
  • The Agimat or bertud or anting-anting
  • Kaustubha is a divine jewel, the most valuable stone "Mani" is in the possession of Vishnu. (Hindu mythology)
  • Seal of Solomon is a magical brass or steel ring that could imprison demons. (JudeoChristian Mythology)
  • Necklace of a Lady of the Lake was a jeweled necklace given to Sir Pelleas after assisting an old woman across a river. It was enchanted so that its wearer would be unfathomably loved. Its true name isn't known.



  • The Flying Throne of Kai Kavus was an eagle-propelled craft built by the Persian king Kai Kavus, used for flying the king all the way to China
  • The Flying Carpet or the "Prince Housain's carpet", the magic carpet from Tangu in Persia.
  • The Vimana is a mythological flying machine from the Sanskrit epics, of Hindu origin.



  • The Chariot of the Sun, the fiery chariot driven across the sky by the Greek god Helios
  • The Chariot of the Sea, the oceanic chariot teamed by hippocampi and/or dolphins, driven across the sky by the Greek god Poseidon
  • The Chariot of Thunder, driven across the sky by Thor and pulled by his two magic goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (Norse Mythology)
  • The Vitthakalai a gold-decorated chariot of Kali according to Ayyavazhi mythology.
  • The Chariot of Fire, of the Angels of God who descended to earth, which he used to carry several persons in the Old Testament to heaven.



  • The Relics of Jesus
  • Yata no kagami a mirror offered to the goddess of the sun, Amaterasu in Japanese mythology. One of three Sacred Imperial Relics of Japan. It represents Wisdom.
  • Yasakani no magatama a bejeweled necklace of magatamas offered to Amaterasu in Japanese shinto mythology. One of three Sacred Imperial Relics of Japan. It represents benevolence.
  • Cintamani Stone a stone believed to have fallen from the skies during the reign of king Lha Tototi Nyentsen in a chest with four other objects.
  • The Holy Grail, the cup that Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples drank from during The Last Supper, and which was used to catch drops of his blood upon his crucifixion.
  • Pandora's Box The sealed box that contained all the evils of mankind.


  • The Book of Thoth is a legendary book containing powerful spells and knowledge, said to have been buried with the Prince Neferkaptah in Necropolis. (Egyptian Mythology)
  • The Tablets of Destiny are mentioned in Mesopotamian mythology as a set of clay tablets which hold the power of creation and destruction.
  • The Jade Books in Heaven are described in several Daoist cosmographies.


  • The Cup of Jamshid is 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.
  • Gleipnir is the magic chain that bound the Fenris Wolf. It was light and thin as silk but strong as creation itself and made from six wonderful ingredients (Norse mythology)
  • Maui's Fishhook, used to catch the fish that would become New Zealand's North Island; the hook was also used to create the Hawaiian islands (Polynesian mythology)
  • The Palladium was a wooden statue that fell from the sky. As long as it stayed in Troy, the city-state could not lose a war.(Greek Mythology)
  • Caduceus is the winged rod of Hermes or Mercury, entwined with two serpents.
  • The Thyrsus aka the Sceptre of Dionysus. The symbol of the god Dionysus, a wand tipped with a pine cone and entwined with ivy leaves Greek mythology
  • The Bone of Ullr - The god Ullr had a bone upon which spells were carved. (Norse mythology)
  • The Smoking Mirror, the mirror that the god Tezcatlipoca uses to see the whole cosmos.
  • 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.
  • Hlidskjalf - Odin's all-seeing throne in his palace Valaskjálf.


  1. ^ Carmen Campidoctoris o Poema latino del Campeador, Madrid, Sociedad Estatal España Nuevo Milenio, 2001
  2. ^ The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire vol. 3 Ch. XXXIV Part 1
  3. ^ Garbáty, Thomas Jay (1962). The Fallible Sword: Inception of a Motif. The Journal of American Folklore. American Folklore Society. ISBN 1-898577-10-2
  4. ^ Cantar de mio Cid. Edition of Alberto Montaner. Ed. Galaxia Gutenberg, 2007.
  5. ^ Cantar de mio Cid. Edition of Alberto Montaner. Ed. Galaxia Gutenberg, 2007.
  6. ^ Don Juan Manuel. El Conde Lucanor. Barcelona: Losada, 1997.
  7. ^ Florus. Epitomae, 1.33.
  8. ^ Épica medieval española (Cantar de los Siete Infantes de Lara). Madrid, Cátedra, 1991

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