The Thirteen Legendary Treasures of Britain | Ancient Origins
- The ancient Greek writer Hesiod once wrote that there were five ages of mankind â€“ the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Heroic Age, and the Iron Age. Similarly, in Hinduism, there are four different epochs â€“ the Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. In both Greek mythology and Hinduism, the ages preceding our present age is described as much more pleasant, with humanity experiencing deterioration over the ages. Likewise, in early British legends, it is said that the British Isles were, in a bygone age, the home of gods and heroes. Although these figures no longer dwell on the British Isles, legends sprung up about the magical objects these beings left behind.