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Who gave Hermes his winged shoes?

It would appear that you are correct in saying that there is no mention—at least not in the ancient mythographers—of the origin of Hermes' shoes. In the Wikipedia article about the shoes, it is ...
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Are there any mythologic Gods, creatures or equipment that have "exponential" characteristics?

Not associated with any "gods" as such; there are a large number of folktales containing items with exponential growth. The Aarne-Thompson classification system groups many of these stories into ...
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Are there any mythologic Gods, creatures or equipment that have "exponential" characteristics?

There is an Asura in Indian mythology called RakthaVija. It is difficult to see if his growth is technically exponential. But as the myth goes, he is able to replicate another version of himself from ...
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Who made Mjölnir?

If you look in Faulkes' translation of the Poetic Edda the story can be found on pp. 96-7, in the section of Skaldskaparmal that explains kennings for gold. The story begins when Loki cuts off the ...
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What does Aphrodite’s magical girdle look like?

Aphrodite's girdle isn't a "girdle" in the modern sense of a piece of clothing worn around the waist, but an article of clothing known as a strophion (στρόφιον), which is a bra-like garment ...
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Does Hades's Helm of Darkness appear anywhere else in Mythology?

Yes. Perseus vs Medusa Before setting off on his mission to go kill the monster Medusa, Perseus received certain special items to help the project along. One of the items was the Aidos kyne (or ...
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How powerful were Greek gods without their items?

The gods have powers of their own. As evidenced in the many hymns epics and poems. Immortality Transformation or shape shifting Enhanced intelligence The ability and powers to move from one place ...
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What does Aphrodite’s magical girdle look like?

Perhaps it wasn't even a girdle at all. In Homer's Iliad it is described as kestos himas poikilos, usually translated as "embroidened girdle", but it's useful to look at the verse in context:...
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What items were made by the dwarves for the Norse gods?

It's not magical, but the Svartálfar is also made Sif's hair. From Faulkes' translation1 (via Wikipedia): In chapter 96, a myth explaining Skíðblaðnir's creation is provided. The chapter details ...
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What information medium are the Norns writing on?

If you mean some sort of book, there doesn't appear to be anything of the kind. However... In the poem Voluspa, the Norns do write, or at least carve on wood (verse 20). From there came three ...
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When did Zeus get the aegis?

The nature of the aegis depends on what source you're looking at. Euripides suggests that the aegis was the skin of the slain Gorgon, but the Gorgon is commonly held to be a later addition. ...
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What is the ancient Greek name of Herakles' lion skin cloak?

The Greek word for "skin" is δέρμα (derma), and it's this word that Pindar uses for what Heracles wears (so λέοντος δέρμα, "lion skin") though some other authors use dora (δορά) ...
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What were the magical powers of Freya's necklace Brísingamen?

No magical powers. At least none that are recorded. The Brísingamen is only named a few times: In Þrymskviða in the Poetic Edda, where Thor is disguised as Freya and wears it, and by Snorri, who ...
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Are there any dwarf gods in history?

In The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity toward Social Liberation, Betty Adelson identifies Sukuna-biko, an ally of Okuninushi in Shinto mythology, as an example of a dwarf god: ...
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Could the weapons of the gods be used against them?

Apparently yes, their weapons could be used against them, although I have only ever encountered one example of this in the ancient sources,✭ specifically in Apollodorus' Library 1.6.3, wherein Zeus is ...
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Have Adam and Eve ever eaten the fruit from Tree of Life?

Nope, they did not get that tasty fruit that would have granted them eternal life: Now the Lord God said, "Behold man has become like one of us, having the ability of knowing good and evil, and ...
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What cursed items are there in Greek mythology?

What immediately comes to mind is Pandora's Box, though whether that's a curse or a trap is up to interpretation. (The gods gave Pandora a jar containing all the evils of the world, sealed with magic; ...
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Was Nuada Airgetlám accompanied by dogs?

As far as my studies have found what you have found is all there is. The association is strictly based on the common understanding that Nuada is the post-christian Irish descendent of the Celtic god ...
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Have Adam and Eve ever eaten the fruit from Tree of Life?

Yes, He warned them off the fruit, lest they die and, no, they were expelled from the garden because of their disobedience towards God's will. All of which strikes me as unfair insofar as it's akin to ...
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