Wiki Wormhole: Choose wisely from Wikipedia’s list of mythological objects

With more than 4.8 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or creating a new page devoted to the mythology behind that time that you were like, totally wasted, dude. It’s a great story. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,862,053-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Mythological objects

What it’s about: Since the dawn of history, mythology around the world has been concerned with divine beings, great heroes, and their fantastic deeds. But it’s also been interested in stuff. Weapons, books, jewels, magic stones—centuries before Diablo combined fighting and shopping, even the most spiritual of stories have focused on material items.

Hindu goddess Mohini, holding a pot of Amrita to distribute to the gods

Strangest fact: There’s a fair amount of mythological food. Greek mythology …

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