HOW DOTA ITEMS GOT THEIR NAMES FROM
Perseverance is a term for human endurance and autonomy.
Hand of Midas
Historically, it is known that a Midas was king of Phrygia(Greece) in the late eighth century BC. There is a myth about him, telling that after he had done a favour to the god Dionysus, he was granted one wish. He then wished that everything he touched would turn in to gold, and so it happened. The myth goes on about how he finds out that it is a curse and not a blessing, and how he gets rid of it.
Talisman or amulet, is a small object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner.
Stygian means, dark or hellish, and could have connections to Styx, a river in the underworld in greek mythology. Desolator means to devastate or to make bad changes to something.
Aegis of the Immortal
In modern english Aegis means a shield or protection. Originally from the name of the mythological protective shield of Zeus.
Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly a god of grain and agriculture. in hebrew the word dagon means “to be cut open”.
The Necronomicon is a fictional book from the stories of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. In greek the name means “The Book of the Dead”, derived from Nomicon (Book of Law), or “the Book of the Laws of the Dead”.
Also know as Mj�lner or Mj�lner. Derives from norse mythology, where Mjollnir is the Hammer of Thor, the god of lightning, thunder, wind, and rain.
Aka malstr�m, is a powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. The word is a compound of the Nordic words mala (to grind) and str�m (stream). The word originates from the mythological story of Grottas�ngr.
Eul’s Scepter of Divinity
A tribute to Eul, the original creator of the DotA map.
Guinsoo’s Scythe of Vyse
A tribute to Guinsoo, also a developer of one of the variations of the DotA map.
Originally an item from Diablo.
A tribute to Buriza also worked as a developer on the DotA map.
Heart of Tarrasque
Legend has it that the creature inhabited the area of Nerluc in Provence, and devastated the landscape far and wide. The Tarrasque was a sort of dragon with six short legs like a bear’s, an ox-like body covered with a turtle shell, and a scaly tail that ended in a scorpion’s sting. It had a lion’s head. Tarrasque was tamed in a legendary story about Saint Martha.
Eye of Skadi
In Norse mythology, Skadi is a giantess, daughter of Thjazi, wife of Njord and stepmother of Freyr and Freyja. She is known ass the Snowshoe Goddess.
Aghanim is a fictional character from the Legend of Zelda videogame series. Agahnim is a powerful and evil magic-user.
Mithril is a fictional metal from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe. It is precious and silvery, stronger than steel but much lighter in weight.
Sange And Yasha
Twin Swords from the game Phantasy Star.
A Sword from the game Chrono Trigger.
Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. Often called “the Destroyer”, Shiva is one of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the supreme deity.
Armlet of Mordiggian
Mordiggian is an entity worshipped by ghouls from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, first written about by the writer Clark Ashton Smith in his short story The Charnel God (1934).
The name of a light spear designed primarily for casting as a ranged weapon. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand.
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