Magic is Real: 14 Amazing Mythological Objects
11. The Argo
The Argo (meaning “swift” in Greek), first appeared in the mythological Greek tale Jason and the Argonauts. The Argo, of course, being the ship that Jason and his Argonauts used on their journey to find the Golden Fleece.
As the story goes, the ship was designed by Athena (the goddess of wisdom) and built using wood from the sacred forest of Dodona. It’s said that this sacred wood infused the ship with magical abilities, like the power to speak and predict the future.
10. The Book of Thoth
The Book of Thoth isn’t just one book, but a handful of ancient Egyptian texts believed to have been written by the Egyptian god of writing and knowledge, Thoth. There are books that are known to exist, who people claim are indeed part of the Thoth collection of books, but for the purposes of this list, we’ll focus on the fictional ones.
In popular culture, The Book of Thoth is often portrayed as a magical text full of spells. Two “known” spells in the Book of Thoth are one that can teach the reader how to communicate with animals and another that allows the reader to see the gods.
9. The Spear of Destiny
The Spear of Destiny, often referred to as the Holy Lance, refers to the lance that pierced the abdomen of Jesus during his crucifixion. Apart from the spear’s historical importance, it’s believed that the Spear of Destiny contains mystical powers.
Legend has it that whoever holds the spear has the power to bend the destiny of the world to their will. Goofy, right? Well, not really. It’s believed that Hitler, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, and Charlemagne all were in possession of the Spear of Destiny at one point during their rule. The downside to the legend is that once you lose possession of the spear, you die very soon after.