Gyges's ring

Gyges’s ring

confers this power. [Gk. Folklore: Brewer, Dictionary, 497]
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Plato's story of Gyges's ring, which Tolkien echoed in his Hobbit tales, is a vivid illustration of the moral collapse that befalls us when we have the capacity to become invisible.
* Plato, Gyges's Ring, or Is the Good Good for You?