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|Introduced in||"The Enchiridion!"|
|Last appearance||"In Your Footsteps"|
The Enchiridion is an ancient book guarded by Mannish Man the Minotaur. It first appeared in the episode "The Enchiridion!" in which Finn passes a series of trials to obtain it. It is a very old book that has a section on how to kiss a princess. Finn was willing enough to skim through the chapter.
Finn kept the Enchiridion, and it subsequently appeared in the episode "Evicted!," when he threw it at a worm on his bed. The book makes notable appearance in "Another Way" in which Finn reads about magical Cyclops tears while the Clown Nurses are healing his broken foot. Its most recent appearance was in "In Your Footsteps." Finn used it to knock the food out of the Bear when he was choking. Later, Finn gives it to the Bear so he can learn to be a hero, but it is soon revealed that the reason the Bear took the book was to give it to the Snail, who is being possessed by The Lich.
The Enchiridion is a dusty, faded, old book. It is in bad condition, with pages, bookmarks, and tabs sticking out of it. There is a bird, a skull, some grapes, and a sword in the center of the cover. Around the center is a ring of six gems. There are also two shields and the word "Enchiridion" on the front. It looks like some of the cover has metal on it and possibly other things could have broken off it since it's so old-looking.
Part of chapter four can also be seen. It reads, "Brave hero, let your sword be sheathed, for though it be your best and most trusty tool, ... cannot help you... the trechorous terrain upon which you now embark. A great warrior must scale the highest towers, maim the wicked, and throttle Ageiny demons, but these challenges alone make not a..."
Chapter FiveChapter five is titled "How to Kiss a Princess", which Finn found very useful and embarrassing, considering he blushed as he read it. He glimpses it when he first opens the book. It reads,"Kissing a princess is different than kissing your grandmother or your mother... Very different. A peck on the cheek is not going to cut it. Nothing but lip on lip action will suffice with a true princess. It's best to first practice on a lip monster, but proceed with caution because, as everyone knows, a lip monster can easily kiss ... death!".
Note: No known images or further information exist regarding this "Lip Monster" as none have appeared in any episodes thus far.
Chapter nine appears to end in a short story. What can be read clearly is, "..rock-and-roll dreams will come true," the young man told the scribe. "The music is your master, you hear it calling you," the boy giggled, rubbed his hat and...n into the night. He never...ited him again. The satchel...left behind cried with an...ant voice everytime it was...ened. It freaked the scribe...never had a sword that...rfully underneath his...or. Upon extended use,... montages tend to make...im filled with nausea. ...everyone in the whip...meadow kept it on...whoever thinks its...scales tend to...ing it up with...our family...even...
Chapter TenFinn reads chapter ten in Another Way, The Cyclops, "Deep in the Forest of Trees, there's a cyclops whose magical tears can heal any wound." Part of the chapter can also be read: "What Cyclopses lack in depth perception, they make up for in being really tall and crying a lot. They have pretty bad emotional problems. Cyclops, if you are reading this: get over it. We all have problems (see appendix B.) but you don't hear us complaining about it. Cyclopses have magic teardrops that possess mystic healing abilities. They are made of a combination of echinacea, chicken soup, toad potion, apple juice, celery soda, ginseng, rocks, and marshmallow mould. They live..."
- "Enchiridion" is Greek for "manual," fitting its role as a guidebook for heroes.
- "Enchiridion" is also Latin for "Handbook."
- In chapter four, the word "treacherous" is spelled incorrectly, leaving out the A.
- On the back of the book there are three Fibonacci numbers; 8, 13, and 21.
- The line, "The music is your master" from chapter 9 resembles a line from the Led Zepplin song 'Houses of the Holy'.
- Finn reveals he often uses the book as a seat when the grass is wet.