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What treasure was made by famous mortal men, who we know by name, in Greek mythology?

Perhaps the best example is the Golden Fleece, a treasure in every sense of the word. It was created when Phrixus sacrificed a winged ram his mother Nephele sent to carry him to safety. The lamb was ...
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What treasure was made by famous mortal men, who we know by name, in Greek mythology?

This answer relates to the secondary question, regarding inventors and craftsmen specifically, as opposed to the forging of miraculous weapons. Pliny the Elder devotes an entire chapter of Naturalis ...
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What treasure was made by famous mortal men, who we know by name, in Greek mythology?

I know of no metal-smiths that have been mentioned in Greek myth - that aren't gods anyway - but there are craftspeople who have been remembered. Semaphore mentioned Phrixus, Tychius and Argus. I'd ...
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What is needed to make a Philosopher's Stone?

What you are looking for is the Opus Magnum. The Wikipedia article lists four stages for the production: nigredo, a blackening or melanosis albedo, a whitening or leucosis citrinitas, a ...

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