563. Ring, Magic
- Agramant’s ring given to dwarf, Brunello, and stolen. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso ]
- Aladdin’s ring given him by the African magician to protect him from all harm. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights : “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”]
- Andvari’s ring he gave up magic ring to gain liberty. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 35]
- Draupnir Odin’s ring; symbol of fertility. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]
- fairy rings rings found in grassy meadows, once believed to have been produced by dancing fairies. [Br. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 345]
- Gyges’ ring found in a chasm, it renders him invisible and thus able to gain Candaules’ wife and kingdom. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer, 425]
- Luned’s ring rendered its wearer invisible. [Welsh Lit.: Mabinogion ]
- One Ring , the forged by the Dark Lord, it gave invisibility and long life but corrupted its users. [Br. Lit.: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings in Magill IV, 326]
- Polycrates’ ring thrown into the sea to ward off misfortune, it is miraculously returned in the belly of a fish, and tragedy ensues. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 714]
- Reynard’s wonderful ring tricolored; each color performed different feat. [Medieval Lit.: Reynard the Fox ]
- Ring of the Nibelungs made from the Rhine gold, brought a curse on all who owned it. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 860]
- steel ring enabled wearer to read the secrets of another’s heart. [Br. Lit.: Brewer Handbook, 916]
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