25 Most EXTRAORDINARY Mythological Objects Of All Time

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story shape our culture they give us wisdom and warnings and hope in dark nights sometimes these stories contain objects of power which range from fascinating to terrifying what are these powerful mythical objects from instant death to wish-granting every culture has a thing that wields great power sometimes many things from many gods or beings I'm microfleece 25 and here are 25 most extraordinary mythological objects of all time 25 seven league boots seven-league boots are boots that enable the wear to take one or two steps and cover seven leagues they were very popular in European folklore and have also been featured in modern works such as Howl's Moving Castle 24 the Seal of Solomon this seal was actually a ring possessed by King Solomon that supposedly was inscribed with the most great name of God and could control exercised and imprisoned demons according to legend it was given to Solomon by heaven and was made of brass and iron the Seal of Solomon can also refer to a symbol but the original feel was a ring from heaven 23 the staff of The Monkey King region go bang ruyi Jingu bang or the staff of The Monkey King belonged to the immortal monkey Sun Wukong it's sometimes a snap 20 feet high and why there's a barrel with a golden hoop on each end and is sometimes shrunk down to the size of a pin and kept tucked behind sun wukong's ear it was given to him by the Dragon King and Dragon Queen out of their treasury 22 the hand of glory the hand of glory was a mummified or pickled hand usually the left hand of a thief that have been hanged it was used itself as a candle or a candle holder and had magical properties which allowed the bearer to see in the dark while leaving everyone else in darkness or making the bear invisible it was also used for putting the inhabitant to the house to sleep if left burning in home and opening all locks around it a thieves hand for thievery makes sense gross twisted superstitious sense 21 the helm of darkness the helm of darkness sounds way more impressive than the cap of invisibility but they're basically the same thing an object from Greek mythology that allowed the person wearing it to become invisible when the cyclopses were free during the great war between the gods and the titans they made the gods weapons to help them in the rest of the war the helm of darkness was one of these objects made for Hades Lord of the underworld he kept it after the war shocking Hades lent it out to other gods on several occasions such as when he lent it to Perseus when he hunted Medusa being invisible Medusa's gaze has no effect on Perseus and he brought back her head as a prize 20 Mule near Thor's hammer Thor's hammer can create thunder only be wielded by those who are worthy and always boomerangs back to whoever throws it it was given a for by Loki in return for Loki cutting off the hair of Thor's wife thief it was forged by two dwarves broker and Sindri when Loki bet them that they couldn't make three objects finer than other dwarves had already made when Loki lost the bet which was for his head he pointed out that he had promised his head and not his neck so they couldn't sever his head the dwarves sewed his mouth shut instead 19 Pandora's box there have been many depictions of Pandora's box and pop culture throughout the years and in fact the phrase opening Pandora's Box means to start something you can't stop but none of that makes Pandora's box any less well awesome in Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman on earth Pandora was made by the gods out of earth and water and each god or goddess gave her a gift one of them gave Pandora a jar it wasn't a box until much later which contained all the evils of the world as her dowry for marriage with instructions to not open it when she opened the jar the evil flew out leaving only hope inside it's a beautiful but why would you give someone a jar full of evil alright because Zeus didn't like the brother of the guys she was given to for marriage and wanted revenge on mankind so he used pork curious Pandora to bring evil into the world jerk 18 the club of Veda the Celtic God data was one of the two AHA Donnan and had power over life and death crops time and the seasons he was known as the good God and wielded a magic club cleverly named the club of data that could kill nine men in a single blow ouch the handle however could give back life 17 Glapion ish Glade nish is an enchanted rope from Norse mythology it holds the wolf Fenrir and is said that it would continue to hold him until Ragnarok when Fenrir will break free to devour Odin blade nish is stronger than any chain but thin is a silk ribbon and was constructed by the dwarves out of six impossible ingredients the sound of the cat's footsteps the root of a mountain the beard of a woman the breath of a fish the spittle of the birth and the sinews of a bear sixteen the book of Thoth the book of the haut is from ancient Egypt written by the God to hood himself it supposedly contains spells to understand both the languages of animals and the gods and quote in it is all the magic in the world if you read the first page you will enchant the sky the earth the abyss the mountains and the sea however it was cursed the first prince who found it nefer-ka-ptah had his wife and child killed and then was compelled to commit suicide never copped Isle was buried with the book and to hotz wrath was fulfilled 15 the Deathly Hallows spoiler alert to those who for some reason haven't read Harry Potter yet the Deathly Hallows are actually a set of three magical objects given to the Peveril brothers who are great wizards by Death himself the resurrection stone the cloak of invisibility and the Elder Wand each of these objects was passed down to the next generation of each brother the resurrection stone eventually landing in the Voldemort when he took it from his maternal grandfather until it was possessed by Albus Dumbledore the cloak of invisibility was passed directly down the family line to Harry Potter who was given the other two Deathly Hallows by Dumbledore and used them to defeat Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 during the battle the resurrection stone was lost and after the battle Harry chose to hide the Elder Wand it's assumed the cloak of invisibility will be passed down to one of his children so yes kids Tom Riddle and Harry are related 14 Excalibur Excalibur is also known as the sword in the stone the legendary sword of King Arthur though some legends say that Excalibur and the sword and stone are separate the poem Merlin by Robert De boron states that Excalibur can only be drawn from the stone by Arthur the true king of England other legends say Arthur received Excalibur from the Lady of the lake when Arthur was dying he commanded Sir Bedivere to throw Excalibur back to the Lady of the lake which he did the third time he was asked King Arthur's body was taken into the Mists of Avalon and the legend says that both he and the sword will return one day to save England from a great threat also Excalibur is a pretty great character and so leader Excalibur Excalibur from a United K I'm looking for him I'm going to California thirteen the Flying Dutchman between Sponge Bob in Pirates of the Caribbean most people have heard of the Flying Dutchman captained by Hendrik van der decken the ship sank in 1641 on a voyage to the far Indies for trade when the ship came upon a huge storm the crew begged the captain to change course but he refused insisting they continued on into the storm as he lit a pipe and swore a blasphemous oath against God challenging his wrath the crew attempted the mutiny and captain van der decken killed the rebel leader and tossed him overboard when the man's body hit the water the ship itself had had enough of the captain's shenanigans and cursed him saying as a result of your actions you were condemned to sail the oceans for eternity with a ghostly crew of dead men bringing death to all who cite your spectral ship and to never make port or know a moment's peace furthermore Gaul shall be your drink and red-hot iron your meat and what did the mad captain reply amen to that the ship cursed itself because of its mad captain 12 khalid andhe staff of death the hindu god of death Yama is also known as king of ancestors and the final judge on the destination of souls he has a magic staff called Khalid andhe or the staff of death which could kill anybody didn't matter what kind of protections you had or what kind of special person you were if Yama wanted you dead you were dead by his magic stick and then he judged you and decided where your soul would spend eternity 11 the golden apple of discord the apple of Eris this was a beautiful golden apple that belonged to as you may have guessed Eris the goddess of chaos strife and discord because of this Zeus notably didn't invite her to parties one such party was a wedding and when Aerys heard she wasn't invited she was understandably very angry come on you don't get to pick what your goddess of being the clever goddess she was she stormed into the wedding feast a golden apple clutched in her hand and then flung the Apple among the wedding guests the Apple was inscribed with the word Khaleesi which translated to for the fairest and so the guests to the wedding thought amongst themselves each thinking the Apple was intended for them in the end three goddesses were left fighting Aphrodite goddess of beauty Hera goddess of women and beauty and Athena the goddess of wisdom and war Aphrodite bribed the judge Parris to give her the Apple and proclaim her the fairest by promising him the love of Helen of Sparta after the Apple was awarded Helen fell in love with Paris and became Helen of Troy and we all know how that ended that the Trojan War that that's how it ended the moral of this story don't anger the cleverest lady or shall come to your party with magic fruit ten the cintamani stone sometimes known as the Chintamani stone this magical object is a stone from Hindu and Buddhist mythology that could grant wishes according to legend it fell from the sky and landed in Tibet among ancient Buddhists who thought it to be a spiritual jewel its power was so great and dangerous that eventually they sent it to the hidden flying golden city of Shambhala it supposedly also healed sickness and purified water as a metaphor for the teachings of Buddha 9 the peaches of immortality the peaches of immortality are from Chinese mythology and referred to Pinto peaches or what we know them as in Western culture donut or Saturn peaches the peaches of immortality were grown by heavenly Queen Mother aka she Wang Lu who lived in the Jade pool in the mountains of western China she had 3,600 Pinto trees in her garden which were magical and guaranteed eternal youth they only ripened every few thousand years but every five hundred years the Queen would invite eight immortals to a pinko banquet in China Tinto peaches are still symbols of longevity and prosperity and people sometimes e peach shaped dumplings on their birthday ate pear did any the cauldron of rebirth as a note I want to apologize for all the Welsh that I'm about to butcher pear did any or the cauldron of rebirth is from Welsh mythology the pear did any belong to a pair of giants sha sha sha sniffing weed and his wife's immedi simian foil who gave it to the Welsh King bettyjean friend brand a blessed in return for his hospitality when they were fleeing Ireland the pair did Denny was then given to matal which king of ireland when he married King Betty gave friend sister bran wind with Hall which was a jerk and treated bran wind poorly so her brothers came and kicked some butt and long story short the Irish were throwing their dead into the Paradis Denny during the battle but they rose without the power of speech so probably zombies eventually one of bran wins brothers of nice Ian cleverly got himself thrown into the cauldron alive and destroyed it from the inside and that is sad story of the zombie cauldron of Welsh mythology don't be a jerk or people will destroy your magical zombie machine as you might have guessed I am NOT Welsh nor do we speak it 7 the cup of John she'd this was a cup that was said to be filled with the elixir of immortality and was owned by the ancient Iranian King John she'd of the pish dotty and dynasty it was also known as a cup of divination and it was said that all the world in all seven heavens of the universe could be seen by looking in it some modern translations of ancient texts have translated it as crystal globe instead of cup but that makes no sense and a cup filled with elixir of immortality is much cooler 6 the mead of poetry the meat of poetry in Norse mythology turns whomever drinks it into a poet or scholar not emo slam poetry but a composer of world renowned poetry and a scholar who could quote recite any information and solve any problem the mead was made from kvasir a man may have the combined spit of the gods no really at the end of the war they all spit into a jar to form a truce and decided not to waste their precious spit and so one of them made it into kvasir 5 Baba Yaga's mortar and pestle baba Yaga is a terrifying old which sometimes thrilled sisters or something else that looks like a terrifying old witch that appears in Slavic folklore she's like the boogeyman and the Wicked Witch of the West rolled into one she flies around in a giant mortar and wields the pestle as a club as in mortar and pestle used for grinding up things like spices and probably in this case the bones of small children she also has a hut in the woods which walks around on chicken legs yep for Aphrodite's girdle Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love fertility pleasure and beauty in the Roman pantheon she was known as Venus but same waiting point is she was everything every man wanted and she got around quite a bit that could possibly have to do with the fact that she possessed a magic we'll think fancy embroidered belt not granny panties that made everyone fall in love with the person wearing it there's some controversy over where the girdle was actually worn in homer's iliad it states that she takes it off from around her breasts and in several small ancient statues Aphrodite is depicted as wrapping a band around her breasts so fancy belt or literal magic bra that predates the push-up underwire three the doors of durin the doors of durin which allowed entrance into the great dwarven city of Casa dome later known as Moria from the West were constructed by the greatest craftsmen of the second age of middle-earth elf Lord Calabria and the dwarf narvi though the doors stood open during the peaceful time of the Second Age allowing trade to flow freely beneath the misty mountain the doors of durin were so perfectly crafted to match the mountain that when closed they could not be seen narvi crafted the doors themselves out of a gray material stronger than stone and they were inlaid by caleb rim bore with it filled in which could only be seen by moonlight or starlight the inscription Kella brim bore inlaid on the doors gives the password which when spoken opens the door from the outside the doors of durin Lord of Moria speak friend and enter i narvi made them calabria more of Hollin drew these signs to the argo the argo was a ship taken by jason and the argonauts to find the Golden Fleece Athena told Jason to commission a ship of fifty oars and named it after its builder Argos it was supposedly constructed of wood from the Dona and area known to be special to the Zeus and home to its own Oracle because of this the prow of the Argo was said to speak prophesies the ship became so legendary that a picture of it was hung in the heavens the constellation Argo Navis one Freya's Falcon cloak Freya is the Norse goddess of love fertility Beauty warrant death and the leader of the Valkyries it's also where we get the word Friday from Friday is Freya's day she could also cry tears of golden drove a chariot pulled by large house cats she's basically the best goddess of Pantheon ever and she's got a magic clothes made of falcon feathers that allows the wear to turn into a falcon being the kind of goddess she is Freya has lent her falcon feather cloak to both Loki and Thor on occasion when they had need of it enjoying our lists be sure to click that subscribe button in the bottom right we don't miss out on new ones every Monday to Friday share them with your friends and help us consistently conciliate curiosity and if you want even more lists check out these three videos here or just head to our website at list twenty-five calm [Music]
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