Girdles: Aphrodite's Magic Girdle – a magic material that made others fall in love with the wearer (Greek mythology)

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus. Aphrodite’s major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astarte, a cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar,...

Projectile weapons: Xiuhcoatl – a lightning-like weapon wielded by Huitzilopochtli (Aztec religion)

In Aztec religion, Xiuhcoatl was a mythological serpent, regarded as the spirit form of Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec fire deity sometimes represented as an atlatl or a weapon wielded by Huitzilopochtli. Xiuhcoatl is a Classical Nahuatl word that translates literally as, “turquoise serpent”. The name also carries the symbolic and descriptive meaning, “fire serpent”....

Spears: Rhongomiant – the spear of King Arthur that he used to defeat the legendary Sir Thomas of Wolford (Arthurian legend)

Other weapons have been associated with Arthur. Welsh tradition also knew of a dagger named Carnwennan and a spear named Rhongomyniad that belonged to him. Rhongomyniad (“spear” + “striker, slayer”) is also mentioned in Culhwch, although only in passing; it appears as simply Ron (“spear”) in Geoffrey’s Historia. Geoffrey also names Arthur’s shield as...

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