*THE TREASURE of BOSCOREALE ~ buried just before éruption of Vesuvius in 79 yielded a pair of gilded silver cups which have skeletons under a garland of roses. Greek inscriptions in dotted characters are legends, accompanied maxims: "Enjoy while you're alive, the future is uncertain. " That was the meaning of these cups used by richs Romans at banquets in oratorical contests that allowed them to show their Hellenic culture.
German folklore, the Weisse Frauen (meaning White Women) are elven-like spirits that may have derived from Germanic paganism in the form of legends of light elves (Old Norse: Ljósálfar). They are described as beautiful and enchanted creatures who appear at noon and can be seen sitting in the sunshine brushing their hair or bathing in a brook. They may be guarding treasure or haunting castles. They entreat mortals to break their spell, but this is always unsuccessful. The mythology dates back…
*Amulet with the eye of Horus, the Louvre Museum, France. - Eye of Horus or 'Udyat' is a symbol, from ancient Egyptian, meaning protection, courage and power, related to the deity Horus. It was one of the most powerful and used amulets in Egypt at all times.*
Ancient Deities; Chantico,Chantico, meaning ‘she who dwells in the house’, is the Aztec goddess of the hearth fires, personal treasures, and volcanoes. Rather protective of her possessions, there are many legends regarding what Chantico does to people and gods alike who take her things. She wears a crown of poisonous cactus spines and can take the form of a red serpent.
Glamdring (Sindarin, meaning: Foe-Hammer) was a two-handed sword, forged for the Elf Turgon, the King of Gondolin. Turgon wielded Glamdring in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and in the Fall of Gondolin. For over 6000 years it went missing until Gandalf and company found it (along with Sting and Orcrist) in the trolls’ cave in The Hobbit and claimed it for himself. He continued to use Glamdring through the events of The Lord of the Rings, and it is kept safe in the treasure vault at Minas Tirith.