Helm of Darkness
In Greek mythology, the Helm of Darkness or Cap of Invisibility (Ἄϊδος κυνέην (H)aidos kuneēn in Greek, meaning dog-skin of Hades) is a helmet or cap (hat) that can make the person wearing it invisible. It is also called the Cap of Hades or Helm of Hades. It was used by many, such as the goddess of wisdom, Athena, the messenger god, Hermes, and Perseus. According to mythology, it was made by Cyclops. They had made a lightning bolt for Zeus, a trident for Poseidon, and the Helm of Darkness for Hades.
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- Hansen, William (2004-06-10). Handbook of Classical Mythology. World Mythology. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1576072264.
- Michael W. Stewart (2006-08-15). "Helm of Hades (Cap of Hades)". Greek Mythology: From The Iliad To The Fall Of The Last Tyrant.. http://www.mythagora.com/encyctxt/subtexth/helmhades.html. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
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- Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Trans. A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop. Blackwell Publish, 1996.