9 December, 2021

10 Artifacts from Literature That We Wish Were Real

The alethiometer from His Dark Materials

Lyra’s alethiometer has always been one of our most coveted fictional items. While it tells a skilled user the truth — past, present or future — we’ve always found it particularly compelling because it relies on symbols, each with various layers of meaning, and gives its holder the feeling of the truth, not a simple glimmering vision.

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