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Who gave Hermes his winged shoes?

Many tools and weapons were given to the gods as gifts in order to perform their daily tasks. However there is no mention about how Hermes got his fabled shoes. So were they crafted or given as a gift?...
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What items were made by the dwarves for the Norse gods?

On the Wikipage of Mjölnir, it is said to be made by the dwarves Eitri and Brokkr. Wikipedia also states that they created other items for the gods. Those items being: Skidbladnir, the ship of Freyr, ...
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Was the Mjölnir usable by only the worthy?

Present works of fiction present Mjölnir as a hammer of unbelievable power, which can only be used by the worthy. But, when the Mjölnir is given to Thor, its properties are described: Then he gave ...
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Who made Mjölnir?

The God Thor, in many stories I have been exposed to, has a hammer called Mjölnir that provides superpowers. In some versions of stories the powers are stronger then a God alone. Where did Mjölnir ...
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Are there any mythologic Gods, creatures or equipment that have "exponential" characteristics?

The hydra is classically described as growing two heads back for every one cut down. Mjolnir, theoretically, became exponentially heavier to the unworthy. What other Gods, creatures or equipment have ...
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How powerful were Greek gods without their items?

Many magical items Greek gods have are very powerful. But sometimes they hand them out like its Christmas. So how powerful are greek gods? Could, for example, Zeus still control weather without his ...
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Could the weapons of the gods be used against them?

Ethan's answer to the How did Athena keep from being turned into stone by her shield? question puts forth an interesting idea: Athena probably wouldn't have been turned to stone from Medusa's head ...
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Are there any dwarf gods in history?

We don't often see gods depicted as dwarves. Rather, most of them are physically depicted as strong and tall. I have found the Egyptian God Bes, but is there another dwarf god known to him?
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When did Zeus get the aegis?

Every version I have read has Perseus given a shield by Athena. He uses the shield to see Medusa's reflection to cut her head off. Some time later, he gave the shield and the head to Athena. Athena ...
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What information medium are the Norns writing on?

In the Norse mythology, the Norns writing the fate of the gods, but what are they writing it on? For example, the Greek Fates weave destiny on a loom. If so, Does it have a name?
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What does Aphrodite’s magical girdle look like?

When I imagine a “girdle” I generally reach for an image from the 19th or early 20th centuries. My image of Ancient Greek fashion is more based around loose-fitting robes, tunics, and dresses, rather ...
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Does Hades's Helm of Darkness appear anywhere else in Mythology?

We know that the Helm of Darkness was given to Hades by the Elder cyclopes and the Hundred-Handed Ones. But, then it kind of disappears. Is it anywhere else in Mythology besides the Titanomachy?
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What were the magical powers of Freya's necklace Brísingamen?

Did Freya's necklace have special powers to it? She wanted the jewel so much, I've heard she bedded several dwarves in order to have it, so it must have been unique.
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Have Adam and Eve ever eaten the fruit from Tree of Life?

Did YWHW ever forbid Adam and Eve to eat the fruit from Tree of Life, or it was only forbidden after they ate the fruit from Tree of Good and Evil? Were they being expelled from Eden only because YWHW ...
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Was Nuada Airgetlám accompanied by dogs?

According to this passage from a website, it's stated that the Irish war-god and Tuatha Dé Danann's first ruler Nuada Airgetlám was sometimes accompanied by a pack of dogs whose licks are said to have ...
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What is the ancient Greek name of Herakles' lion skin cloak?

What is the Greek term for lion's pelt that Herakles wore? I've found that the Nemean lion was Neméos léōn (Νεμέος λέων), so I'm trying to figure out what the ancient Greeks would have called the ...
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What cursed items are there in Greek mythology?

I know of the Necklace of Harmonica. The necklace was made by Hephaestus, given to the goddess Harmonia as a wedding gift: Harmonia and her husband were eventually turned into serpents, and the ...
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