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Creatures: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic
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Artifacts: African * American * Arthurian * Asian * Celtic * Classical * European * Germanic * Judeo-Christian * Middle Eastern * Oceanic

Chinese

Hindu

  • Ajagava - bow of Shiva
  • Earrings of Karna - Gift of Surya
  • Gandiva - Bow of Arjuna
  • Hala - plow of Balarama
  • Kaustubha - divine jewel of Vishnu
  • Khetaka - club of Balarama
  • Ratna Maru - sword of Kalki
  • Sakti/Vasavi Shakti - Weapon given to Karna by Indra
  • Sivamala - garland of Shiva
  • Syamantaka - magic jewel of the sun that protects the owner from harm, if owner is good; brings evil to evil people; creates gold; Krishna coveted it from Yadava, and gets blamed when its owner disappears; Krishna recovers stolen jewel and gives it to its rightful owner
  • Trishula/Pinka - Trident of Shiva
  • Vajra - Weapon of Indra, forged of bones
  • Vitthakalai - chariot of Kali

Japanese

  • Amenonuhoko - Naginata that formed island
  • Kongo - trident that emits bright light; gives wisdom, belongs to mountain god
  • Kusanagi - Magic sword, imperial regalia, controls winds (sword Yamatotakeru)
  • Magatama - jewels of Amaterasu
  • Masamune - Katana
  • Muramasa - Katana
  • Nihongo/Nippongo - Legendary spear forged by Masazane
  • Otegine - Legendary spear forged by Masazane
  • Shiri-Kume-na-Nawa - rope used to tie across entrance of cave of Amaterasu
  • Tonbogiri - Legendary spear forged by Masazane
  • Yasakani no Magatama - Necklace of jewels, imperial regalia

Vietnamese