Helm of Darkness

helmet or cap that can turn the wearer invisible (in classical mythology)

The Helm of Darkness or Cap of Invisibility.[1] in Greek mythology, is a helmet that makes the person wearing it invisible.[2] It is also called the Cap of Hades or Helm of Hades.[3] It was said to be used by the goddess of wisdom, Athena, the messenger god, Hermes, and Perseus.[4]

According to mythology, it was made by the Cyclops. They had made a lightning bolt for Zeus, a trident for Poseidon, and the Helm of Darkness for Hades.[5] The helm of darkness is also mentioned in Percy Jackson.

References change

  1. Ἄϊδος κυνέην (H)aidos kuneēn in Greek, meaning dog-skin of Hades
  2. Hansen, William (2004-06-10). Handbook of Classical Mythology. World Mythology. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1576072264.
  3. Michael W. Stewart (2006-08-15). "Helm of Hades (Cap of Hades)". Greek Mythology: From The Iliad To The Fall Of The Last Tyrant. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  4. G. S. Kirk (1990). The Iliad: a commentary, Books 5-8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 147–148. ISBN 9780521281720.
  5. Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Trans. A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop. Blackwell Publish, 1996.