* OlderThanFeudalism: [[GreekMythology Perseus]], prior to his fight against Medusa, gets a number of gifts from the Gods. Every one of them turns out to be critically useful.
* In {{Homer}}'s epic ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', the first book/chapter references a number of spears on the wall at Odysseus's home. At the end, Odysseus and his son Telemachus use the spears to kill the suitors, among other weapons.

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