Invulnerability

Stones taken from the cassan plant, which grows in Panter, renders the possessor invulnerable. (Odoricus in Hakluyt.)

A dip in the river Styx rendered Achilles invulnerable. (Greek fable.) Medea rendered Jason, with whom she had fallen in love, proof against wounds and fire by anointing him with the Promethean unguent. (Greek fable.)

Siegfried (2 syl.) was rendered invulnerable by anointing his body with dragon's blood. (Nibelungen Lied.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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