Chekhovs Gun: Mythology

  • Older Than Feudalism: 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 The Odyssey, 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.