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Invisibility

Abaris
magic arrow made him invisible. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 1]
agate
confers this power. [Rom. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary,15]
Ariel
invisible spirit plays tricks on the castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
Cheshire
cat vanishes at will; grin the last feature to go. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
chrysoprase
put in mouth, renders bearer invisible. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 67–68]
Emperor’s New Clothes
supposed to be invisible to anyone unworthy of his post. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
fern seed
makes bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 406]
glory, hand of
severed hand of hanged man renders bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Leach, 477]
Gyges’s ring
confers this power. [Gk. Folklore: Brewer, Dictionary, 497]
Harvey
six-foot rabbit invisible to everyone but the play’s protagonist. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 444]
heliotrope
effective if drunk with proper invocations. [Medieval Folklore: Boland, 43]
Invisible Man
(Griffin) character made invisible by chemicals. [Br. Lit.: Invisible Man]
Mambrino’s Helmet
golden helmet makes wearer invisible. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Perseus’s helmet
made him invisible when he killed Medusa. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
Reynard the Fox’s ring
when ring becomes green, Reynard is invisible. [Medieval Lit.: Reynard the Fox]
tarnhelm
golden helmet that allowed its wearer to assume any form or even become invisible. [Ger. Opera: Wagner The Ring of the Nibelung]
tarnkappe
cloak taken from the Nibelungs by Siegfried grants the wearer invisibility and strength. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
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