Power Bestowal (objects)

Power Bestowal (objects) – The ability to create objects of great power and/or objects that bestow power.

The second most powerful object in the Marvel universe is a Cosmic Cube.

Power Bestowal (objects)–Cosmic Cube

Cyttorak (Marvel) created the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak that gave the Juggernaut huge levels of power.

Power Bestowal (objects)-Crimson Gem of Cyttorak Card Stats

Chton (Marvel) created the Darkhold (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #15).

 

One of the weirder objects that could bestow a different set of power each time is the Dial H for Hero dial (DC Who’s Who V1 #6).

Power Bestowal (objects)-Dial H Dial-DC Who's Who V1 #6

Alchemists of Avalon created the Evil Eye of Avalon for Prester John (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #15).

Power Bestowal (objects)-Evil Eye-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #15

 

Himon(DC) of the New Gods created the Mother Boxes.

Power Bestowal (objects)-Mother Box Replica

The Guardians of the Universe created power rings for the Green Lanterns Corps (DC).

 

In Fantastic Four V1 #57, the Silver Surfer creates a great weapon for Doctor Doom but this is a one-shot power for the Silver Surfer.

Power Bestowal (objects)–OS-Fantastic Four #57 (1966)-7

All of the above examples may be modern versions of the monomyth and the third step of the monomyth which includes supernatural aid. For example in Greek mythology, Perseus received receives a knapsack (kibisis) from Hesperides to safely contain Medusa’s head. Zeus gave him an adamantine sword (a Harpe). Hades’ gave Perseus a helm of darkness to hide. Hermes lent Perseus winged sandals to fly. Athena gave Perseus a polished shield.

 

The Totems of Power (DC) are six objects in the DC universe that can bestow greater power than any other objects.

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The Black Vortex (Marvel) is a mirror that does not just bestow power but cosmic level power Legendary Star-Lord-Rise of the Black Vortex V2!

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