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 The transmission of three royal treasures, symbolizing the sacred origin and miraculous preservation of the nation, is found among such widely separated peoples as the ancient Japanese (the "three jewels" passed from king to king being the mirror, the tama, and the sword, R. Grousset, L'Asie Orientale . . . (Paris Presses Univs., 1941, p. 448) and the ancient Norse, whose three treasures of royalty (thria kost gripi) were a hammer, a belt, and an iron glove, according to the Prose Edda, Gylfaginning, c. 19.