The Ring of Gyges

  • Legends From Around The World
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato, wrote of a ''Legend'' concerning a ''magical'' device called ''The Ring of Gyges''. This piece of jewelry was said to make it's Owner invisible to others. Gyges (for whom The Ring was named), was King of Lydia. Coming across The Ring in a Cave, which was on the ''finger of an Ancient Giant-Being'', Gyges used this Ring to conquer Rival Kings and also later commit, ''serious crimes'' against Society. And while an actual Ring probably did NOT exist, it was thought Plato was putting forth an example of what would happen if an average Human had ''Supernatural'' or ''Inordinate'' Powers. The Myth was a popular one in Ancient Greece and later Rome – with people ''searching'' for the magical Ring.