Treasures

Treasures
   a) Of the Aesir,
   b) of Britain,
   c) of the Tuatha,
   d) other.
   In European myth certain material objects are recorded as having formed part of the treasures of the Aesir, of the British, of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and of other races. The more important items among these may roughly be grouped as follows:
   1. Swords:
   (a) Gungnir, the sword of Odin; Höfud, the sword of Heimdall.
   b) Dyrnwyn, the sword of Rhydderch Hael, or of Wrynach.
   c) The sword of Nuda from Finias, the lance of Lugh from Gorias, the sword of Piscar.
   2. Cauldrons:
   a) Bodn, Odherir (or Eldhrimer) and Son, the magic cauldrons of the giants.
   b) The cauldron of Arawn, Gwigawd, Gwyddno Longshank, that of Ceridwen, known as Amen, Ogyrvan, Tyrnog Diwrnach, and the Grail.
   c) The cauldrons of Dagda known as Undry, of Brân known as Lassar, of Manannán, of Mider, and that from Murias, and the Magic Pool of the Boann where Finn caught the Salmon of Knowledge.
   3. Chariots:
   a) The chariot of Thor.
   b) The chariot of Morgan Mywnoawr.
   c) The chariot and horses of Manannán.
   4. Rings:
   a) Draupnir, the ring of Odin, the arm-ring of Wayland Smith, the ring of Nanna.
   b) Luned—this should really belong to the garments of invisibility, details further on.
   5. Hell-hounds:
   a) Garm, the moon dog.
   b) The hell-hounds of Arwan.
   c) Falinis, or the hound of Lugh, the whelp of the King of Ioruaidhe, which turned water into wine—this property, which should belong to the cauldron of Dagda, is in some stories given to the pigskin of King Tuis.
   6. Horns:
   a) Gjallar, the horn of Heimdall.
   b) The drinking horn of Gwigawd, which gave whatever liquor was desired. The cup of Llwyr.
   7. Ships:
   a) Ellide, the ship of Thorsten. Naglfar, the ship of Hrim; Skidbladnir, the ship of Freyr and Gerdi; Hringhorn, the ship of Balder.
   c) Wavesweeper, the ship of Manannán.
   8. Stones:
   a) The whetstone of Odin.
   b) The whetstone of Tudwal Tudclud.
   9. Thrones:
   b) The Stone of Scone.
   c) The Stone of Destiny from Falias.
   d) Alatuir, the magic stone of Slavonic myth.
   10. Fruits:
   a) The apples of Iduna.
   d) The apples of the Hesperides, probably those of Iduna.
   11. Tablets:
   a) The Golden Tablets.
   b) The stone of Gwyddon.
   12. Garments of invisibility:
   a) The Tarnkappe, the ring of Fulla.
   b) The ring Luned; the tartan of Arthur; the cloak of Caswallawn.
   13. Boars:
   a) Saehrimnir, the boar which renewed itself after being eaten; Gullinbursti and Slidrugtanni, the boars of Freyr.
   c) The pigskin of King Tuis which turned water into wine, the seven pigs of King Easal.
   14. Other objects:
   a) Mjolnir and Megingjardir, the hammer and the belt of Thor; Brisingamen, the necklace of Freyja; Valhamr, the Feather Cloak of Freyja.
   b) The knife of Llawfrodded Farchawg, which would serve four and twenty men at meat at once; the halter of Clydno Eiddyn; the pan and platter of Rhegynydd Ysgolhaig; the chess-board of Gwenddolen, which played by itself; the garment of Padarn Beistudd; the harp of Teirtu, which played by itself; the mantle of Tegau Eurvron for chaste women; the bottles of Gwyddolwyn the dwarf.
   c) The cooking spits of the women of Fincara.

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