Arthur is about to be slain by the great Knight Pellinore but as he raises his sword against Arthur, Merlin enchants Pellinore into a deep sleep. The magician then caught up the king and rode forth on the knight's horse saving him from danger.

Merlin Saves Arthur

Arthur is about to be slain by the great Knight Pellinore but as he raises his sword against Arthur,…

In Norse mythology, Frey's son Frodi is given a magic grindstone from the fairies and elves. One who grinds the stone and sings shall get whatever they wish. Unable to move the large stone, Frodi takes two Giantesses as prisoners: Menia and Fenia. They grind gold for Frodi until he falls asleep. Then they grind soldiers to fight him.

Frodi's Grindstone

In Norse mythology, Frey's son Frodi is given a magic grindstone from the fairies and elves. One who…

"The optical lantern is an instrument for projecting on a screen magnified images of transparent photographs, paintings, drawings, etc." — Avery, 1895

Optical lantern

"The optical lantern is an instrument for projecting on a screen magnified images of transparent photographs,…

"Let a candle c, be placed on the inside of a box or tube, so that its light may pass through the plano-convex lens n, and strongly illuminate the object o. This object is generally a small transparent painting on a slip of glass, which slides through an opening in the tube. In order to show the figures in the erect position, these paintings are inverted, since their shadows are again inverted by the refraction of the convex lens m." —Comstock, 1850

Magic Lantern

"Let a candle c, be placed on the inside of a box or tube, so that its light may pass through the plano-convex…

An illustration of a magician conducting a magic show.

Magician

An illustration of a magician conducting a magic show.

In the Norse myth of the Mead of Poetry, a giant, Suttung, stole the mead, which is magical and makes one who drinks it wise and scholarly. Odin takes it back by turning into a handsome man and taking it from Suttung's daughter, Gunlad.

Odin and Gunlad

In the Norse myth of the Mead of Poetry, a giant, Suttung, stole the mead, which is magical and makes…