The Sword of Athena[1] is a magically-empowered sword wielded by Wonder Woman in battle, replacing the God Killer sword after the latter was destroyed by Ares.[2]

History

At some point the sword was presumably created and wielded by the Olympian Goddess of Wisdom, Crafts, and Strategy, Athena.[3]

Some time after World War I, Wonder Woman somehow acquired a replacement for God Killer, the sword that Ares had destroyed.

Wonder Woman would eventually proceed to wield the sword against Doomsday, managing to slice off the monster's right arm with it.[3]

Capabilities

The Sword of Athena is an incredibly sharp and durable weapon, showing no apparent damage after Diana's extensive use of it. It is likely also magical in nature, as are many Themysciran weapons, due to its ability to injure otherwise invulnerable beings, like Superman and Doomsday.[3]

Wonder Woman cuts off Doomsday's arm.

It has an inscription carved in a form of Greek on the blade, which translates to English as follows: "Life is killing life all the time and so the goddess kills herself in sacrifice of her own animal".[4]

References


Amazons
Amazons Hippolyta (queen) | Diana | Antiope † | Menalippe | Venelia † | Phillipus | Acantha | Orana † | Timandra | Artemis | Aella | Penthesilea † | Egeria | Niobe | Trigona † | Euboea † | Epione | Mnemosyne | Eliana | Naomi | Asteria
Equipment God Killer | Sword of Athena | Bracelets of Submission | Lasso of Hestia | Wonder Woman's armor | Wonder Woman's first shield | Wonder Woman's second shield | Asteria's armor
Other Themyscira | Themyscira throne room | Themyscira armory | Themyscira infirmary | Amazonian coliseum | Amazon Games
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