The Cane of a Thousand Truths

The Cane of a Thousand Truths is from the Bronze Age between the years 1194-1184 BC in the area known at the time as Apollonia, which is now Northern Greece. The cane was made of a single casting of all bronze with the top of the cane adorned with the sculpture made out of ivory of the Greek goddess Aletheia which is the spirit of truth. When the person who possesses the cane feels that someone is lying to them, they strike that person with the cane and the person who was once lying is now forced to tell the truth by the powers of the Cane of a Thousand Truths. According to Greek text found at Apollonia, the Cain of a Thousand Truths was made by a Bronze maker who was visited by the Greek Goddess Aletheia. She told him that if he did not want anyone to lie to him anymore that he shall create a staff with the ability to have people who lie, tell the truth once they were hit with the cane. When word reached the neighboring Greek cities of a cane that could force anyone to tell the truth, all the Kings wanted to have the Cane of a Thousand Truths in their possession. War broke out in search of the cane. The bronze maker who created the cane fled Apollonia to go to the mountain tops of Mt. Olympus in fear that in the wrong hands, the cane would be used for evil. But on his journey to Mt. Olympus, his boat was destroyed during a terrible storm at sea and the cane was lost to the Aegean Sea, never to be found again.

Rudy Pineda