List of Mythological Swords

Here are the swords that belong to myths and legends:

  • Flaming sword is a sword that glows with flame that comes from some supernatural power. It appears in the Bible where God placed Cherub that held it, at the gates of Paradise after Adam and Eve were banished from it. Surtur, the leader of the giants of Muspelheim in Norse mythology also wielded one.
  • Asi is a sword that appears in the epic Mahabharata. It is a personification of the first sword created by Brahma. It is made out of a demon and its purpose is destruction of the enemies of the gods and restoration of the Dharma.
  • Harpe was combination of a sword and a sickle and appeared in Greek mythology. It was used by Cronus to castrate his father Uranus and by Perseus to decapitate the Medusa.
  • Heaven's Will (Thuận Thiên) was mythical sword of the Vietnamese King Lê Lợi, who liberated Vietnam from Ming occupation. It gave Lê Lợi trength of a thousand men and made him grow very tall.
  • Excalibur is sword of King Arthur. Legend says that when it was first drawn, Arthur's enemies were blinded by its blade, which burned with light of thirty torches. Its scabbard protected its bearer from physical harm.
Picture Of Mythological Swords - Ahimelech Giving The Sword Of Goliath To David By Aert De Gelder
  • Durandal or Durendal is the sword of Charlemagne's paladin Roland from the literary cycle known as the Matter of France.
  • Glory of Ten Powers is a legendary Chinese sword. It was made in Tibet by husband and wife magicians who loved each other very much. Their love caused a great spirit to enter the weapon and the sword gained the power to protect the wearer. Sword is later destroyed by their enemies and turned into a magic talisman.
  • Gram is a sword from Norse mythology that Sigurd used to kill the dragon Fafnir.
  • Skofnung belonged to the legendary Danish king Hrólf Kraki. It had supernatural sharpness and hardness as well as the spirits of the king's 12 faithful berserker bodyguards.
  • Caladbolg belonged to Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was a two-handed sword that made an arc of rainbow when swung; it could slice the tops off hills and kill many soldiers in one blow.
  • Fragarach , also known as “The Answerer” or “The Retaliator”, was sword of Manannan mac Lir and later, Lugh Lamfada from Irish Mythology. It had a power to extract the truth from anyone that has it under his throat. It could also command the wind, cut through any shield and if it wounds someone he will surely die.
  • Joyeuse is Charlemagne's personal sword. Legend says that it has Lance of Longinus within its pommel. Other legend claims that it was made from same materials as Roland's Durendal and Ogier's Curtana.
  • Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is a legendary Japanese sword and one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan. It was given as a gift to the goddess Amaterasu. It had a power to control the winds.
Picture Of Mythological Swords - Ahimelech Giving The Sword Of Goliath To David By Aert De Gelder
Picture Of Mythological Swords - The Magical Sword Gram
Picture Of Mythological Swords - Excalibur The Sword
Picture Of Mythological Swords Sigmunds Sword By Johannes Gehrts