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Erichthonius of Athens' Scrap of Wool
Wool

Origin

Erichthonius of Athens

Type

Wool

Effects

Allows wearer to be reborn through the earth

Downsides

Causes skin to slither around and cause insanity in onlookers

Activation

Wearing

Section

Noosphere-28N

Aisle

Romero-637B

Shelf

930665-4271-628

Date of Collection

March 27, 1933

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OriginEdit

King Erichthonius was a legendary early ruler of ancient Athens, Greece. According to some myths, he was autochthonous (born of the soil, or Earth) and raised by the goddess Athena. Illegitimately borne, he was placed inside a box in protective custody of three sisters, with the warning to never open the box. Curiosity took hold of them and the concealed snake creature they saw drove them to jump off the cliffs in insanity. When Erichthonius ruled, he heavily honored Athena and taught his people metalworking and farming skills. It was said his feet were so unusable, Erichthonius fashioned the four-horse quadriga chariot to move easier. His talents impressed even those of head god Zeus, who placed him into the constellations after death.

EffectsEdit

Wearing on one’s person allows the user to be reborn through the earth. They will crawl out from the ground fully healed of all lethal injuries only; preexisting conditions and illnesses will not be altered. After resurrection, the user’s skin will appear to slither and coil like a mass of snakes. Although unnoticeable to the user, it is highly visible to onlookers and known to cause insanity.

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