Helm of Darkness

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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.[1] It is also called the Cap of Hades or Helm of Hades.[2] It was used by many, such as the goddess of wisdom, Athena, the messenger god, Hermes, and Perseus.[3] 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.[4]

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  1. Hansen, William (2004-06-10). Handbook of Classical Mythology. World Mythology. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1576072264.
  2. 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.
  3. G. S. Kirk (1990). The Iliad: A Commentary, Books 5-8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 147–148. ISBN 9780521281720.
  4. Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Trans. A. R. Maxwell-Hyslop. Blackwell Publish, 1996.