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A half-orc woman holds the decapitated head of a male medusa aloft while standing before two greek pillars. She wears Ancient Greek style armor and carries a bloody shorts word.

Thirty Magic Items from Ancient Greek Mythology Perfect for Any Mythic Game, Including Theros!

Add classical flavor to you next game with these mythological magic items! These items are based in real artifacts from ancient Greek myths and legends and feature in such classics as Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonautsand The Odyssey!

Includes the following, and more:

  • The Aegis of Zeus, a mighty shield that hurls thunderbolts;
  • Aeolus’ Bag of Gales, a bag that contains an endless gust of wind;
  • Archimedes' Mirror, which can project a burning sunbeam;
  • Circe's Staff, with which she transforms men into beasts;
  • Dragon Teeth, which, when planted in the soil, cause soldiers to spring up and fight for you;
  • Eris' Apple of Discord, which, when thrown amidst your enemies, causes them to attack one another;
  • The Girdle of Aphrodite, which endows its wearer with the ability to charm and enthrall;
  • The Golden Fleece, which grants its wielder dominion over all who view them;
  • Hades' Bident of the Underworld and his Helmet of Invisibility
  • The Harpe, or shortsword, of Perseus, with which he decapitated the Medusa;
  • The Hat of Hermes, which grants it wearer unparalleled speed;
  • The Lantern of Diogenes, which reveals truth;
  • Pandora's Box, which brings both a curse and a blessing to those who open it;
  • The Ring of Gyges, which grants invisibility but curses its wielder with selfish desire;
  • The Thread of Ariadne, which you can use to find your way through even the most challenging of labyrinths;
  • The Wings of Icarus, which grants it wearer the ability to fly, yet leaves them vulnerable to fire and heat;
  • Artemis' Longbow, Odysseus' Bow, Pan's Flute, Ambrosia, Panacea, the Shortbow of Eros, Hephaestus's Smithing Tools, the Thrysus of Dionysus, the Trident of Poseidon, and more!

Includes a bonus monster from the gates of hell!

Featured Review:

"This collection of 30 Greco-Roman mythology inspired magic items are perfect for using in any Theros game, as well as any other with gods and legendary heroes...The way in which the mythology of the gods, philosophers and heroes are converted and distilled into magic items is seriously impressive, as well as being a great crash course in these fascinating stories!

"I really like the tidbits of lore included with many of the items... The Ring of Gyges, for instance is faithful to the mythological tales of an actual king of Lydia, which is mechanically the One Ring from Tolkien’s works. Pandora's Box...Marshall’s interpretation of the gift and a curse element, represented by being poisoned, while gaining bonuses to healing and death saves is inspired.

This is an awesome treasure trove of magical items woven from the tapestry of mythology and the many inspiring gods, mortals and everything in between that will lend a mystique and some fun, flavourful items to your games."

-- Reviewer @CurseofSebs

For some awesome subclass options, be sure to check out our Subclasses of the Planes and Warlock Codex of Law and Chaos

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Written by Eugene Marshall

Layout by Amy Bliss Marshall 

Line Art for Cover Figure By Bien Flores, Color by Basith Ibrahim


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June 20th, 2020
A professional cut bringing the mythology of the real world into the plane of Theros! Has a few small demerits such as lack of item art, and odd scaling ocassionally but well worth checking out nonetheless. With beautiful art and a variet [...]
June 3rd, 2020
Mythological Magic Items from Arcanist Press (@Arcanist Press) “The magical creations herein hail from classical antiquity. Whether they be in the hands of friend or foe, they are certain to infuse your game with a certain mythological flavou [...]
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