The Thirteen Hallowed Treasures

Thirteen Royal Treasures of The Thirteen Kingdoms by Pryderi Gruffyd

Thirteen Royal Treasures of The Thirteen Kingdoms by Pryderi Gruffyd

The Thirteen Hallowed Treasures

I. White Hilt: The Sword of Rhydderch the Generous or Dyrnwyn: Gleddyf Rhydderch Hael

If a wellborn man drew it himself, it burst into flame from its hilt to its tip.

II. The Hamper of Gwyddno Long-Shank: or Mwys Gwyddno Garanir

It is said that one could put food for one man into the basket and when it opened, food for 100 men could be found within.

III. The Horn of Bran: or Corn Bran Galed O’R Gogledd

It was said that whatever drink one might wish for could be found in this horn. It is also           rumored that Merlin obtained the horn, which had been cut from the head of a satyr.

IV. The Chariot of Morgan the Wealthy: or Car Morgan Mwynfawr

Once in the chariot, a man could wish to be a certain place and thus get there quickly.

V. The Halter of Clydno Eiddyn: or Cebyster Clydno Eiddyn

When attached to the foot of the bed, this halter would be filled with whichever horse one wished for.

VI. The Knife of Llawfrodded the Horseman: or Cyllel Llawfrodded Farchog

This one knife would carve enough food to allow 24 men to eat at table.

VII. The Cauldron of Dyrnwch the Giant: or Pair Dyrnwch Gawr

The cauldron would boil food for brave men only; never boiling for cowards.

VIII. The Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd: or Hogalen Tudwal Tudglydd

If this stone was used by a brave man to sharpen his sword, then if he drew blood with it, that person would die. But, if a coward sharpened his sword with it, no harm would come to his opponent.

IX. The Coat of Padarn Red-Coat: or Pais Padarn Beisrydd

If worn by a well-born man, it would fit; if not, it would not go in him.

X. The Crock and Dish of Rhyngenydd the Cleric: or Gren A Desgyll Rhyngenydd Ysgolhaig

Whatever food might be wished for would appear in the crock and dish.

XI. The Mantle of Arthur: or Len Arthyr Yng Nghernyw

The cloak has the ability to make the wearer invisible.

XII. The Chessboard of Gwenddolau, son of Ceidio: or Gwyddbwyll Gwendolau ap Ceidio

Made of silver and gold, the chessboard was said to possess mystical powers and would continue to play by itself once set up.

XIII. The Ring of Eluned: or Eluned’s Ring and Stone

When it is placed on one’s finger, with the stone inside the hand and closed upon the           stone, the wearer is invisible.