Four Magical Items in Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legend
The Staff / Wand of Myrddin (Latinised as Merlin). Symbol of WILL & Direction (a Vector – Magnitude and Direction). Element of FIRE Tarot Rods / Wands
The Celtic Cauldron of Knowledge. From the Cauldrons of the Dagda and Ceridwen later transmuted in the Arthurian mythos to the Holy Grail . Element of WATER Tarot Chalices / Cups.
Caledfwlch (Caliburn / Latinised Excalibur the Sword of Sovereignity) Element of AIR Tarot Swords.
The Round Table, Pantacle of Earth. 3,000 B.C.E. Sumerians and Babylonians symbol of angles (viz Dr. John Dee … Enochian *Angles* not Angels!) Pythagorean (Golden Mean) and Symbol of the soul’s eternal existence through the process of transmigration. Leonardo da Vinci – Vitruvian Man. ELEMENT of EARTH. Tarot Pentacles / Coins.
Myrddin and Vivien in Repose, from Idylls of the King by Gustave Doré