Elements in Greek mythology

Elements in Greek mythology

The aegis is a shield carried primarily by Zeus in Greek mythology, which he sometimes lent to Athena. According to other sources, it was not a shield but rather an animal skin worn over the garments of the gods as extra protection.

In Greek mythology, ambrosia was considered the food or drink of the Olympian gods, and it was thought to bring long life and immortality to anyone who consumed it.

Golden Fleece
The Golden Fleece was the fleece of the golden ram that was held in Colchis, and the object of desire for Jason, who organised an expedition with the Argonauts in order to retrieve it.

Ichor was the golden fluid that flowed in the veins of gods and immortals, in Greek mythology. It was also believed that it was toxic to mortals, killing them instantly. Ichor also ran through the single vein that Talos had, a giant bronze man with wings that was seen in Ancient Crete.

Necklace of Harmonia
The Necklace of Harmonia was a magical object in Greek mythology that brought ill fortune to anyone who possessed it. It was created by the blacksmith god Hephaestus.

Nectar was called the divine drink that the Olympian gods had. It had the magical property to confer immortality on any mortal who had the luck to drink it. It was closely related to ambrosia, which was considered the food of the gods, although sometimes it was also thought to be a drink. It was a grave offense to steal either nectar or ambrosia.

Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles is the shield that the Greek hero used during his duel against Hector, prince of Troy, towards the end of the Trojan War.

Shirt of Nessus
The Shirt of Nessus was the poisoned shirt that led to the death of the Greek demigod Heracles.
When Heracles fell in love with Ino, Deianeira felt jealous and threatened; so, she gave Heracles the shirt of Nessus. As soon as the hero wore it, he started feeling unbearable pain, as his body started burning. He eventually threw himself into a funeral pyre, and died.