Origin[edit | edit source]
Worn by Mrs. Fredric, this necklace contains several crystal rocks that contain palladium which neutralizes the effects of the painite located in the Warehouse walls so the person previously banned from the Warehouse can enter once again.
Use[edit | edit source]
Also used by Artie in the episode: The Greatest Gift.
Real World Connection[edit | edit source]
Palladium is a metal that was discovered by William Hyde Wollastan in 1803 and named after the asteroid Pallas, which itself was named after the Greek daughter of Triton.
In Greek and Roman mythology, a palladium was a cult image of great antiquity on which the safety of Troy and later Rome was said to depend, the wooden statue (xoanon) of Pallas Athena that Odysseus and Diomedes stole from the citadel of Troy and which was later taken to the future site of Rome by Aeneas. In English, since around 1600, the word palladium has been used figuratively to mean anything believed to provide protection or safety, and in particular in Christian contexts a sacred relic or icon believed to have a protective role in military contexts for a whole city, people or nation. Palladia were carried in procession around the walls of besieged cities and sometimes carried into battle.