Invisibility Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Invisibility

  1. Abaris magic arrow made him invisible. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 1]
  2. agate confers this power. [Rom. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary,15]
  3. Ariel invisible spirit plays tricks on the castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
  4. Cheshire cat vanishes at will; grin the last feature to go. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
  5. chrysoprase put in mouth, renders bearer invisible. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 67–68]
  6. Emperor’s New Clothes supposed to be invisible to anyone unworthy of his post. [Dan. Lit.: Andersen “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in Andersen’s Fairy Tales]
  7. fern seed makes bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 406]
  8. glory, hand of severed hand of hanged man renders bearer invisible. [Western Folklore: Leach, 477]
  9. Gyges’s ring confers this power. [Gk. Folklore: Brewer, Dictionary, 497]
  10. Harvey six-foot rabbit invisible to everyone but the play’s protagonist. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 444]
  11. heliotrope effective if drunk with proper invocations. [Medieval Folklore: Boland, 43]
  12. Invisible Man (Griffin) character made invisible by chemicals. [Br. Lit.: Invisible Man]
  13. Mambrino’s Helmet golden helmet makes wearer invisible. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
  14. Perseus’s helmet made him invisible when he killed Medusa. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
  15. Reynard the Fox’s ring when ring becomes green, Reynard is invisible. [Medieval Lit.: Reynard the Fox]
  16. tarnhelm golden helmet that allowed its wearer to assume any form or even become invisible. [Ger. Opera: Wagner The Ring of the Nibelung]
  17. tarnkappe cloak taken from the Nibelungs by Siegfried grants the wearer invisibility and strength. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]