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"Life is killing life all the time and so the goddess kills herself in sacrifice of her own animal."
―Inscription[src]

The Sword of Athena[1] is a magically-empowered sword wielded by Wonder Woman as a replacement for the God Killer after the latter was destroyed by Ares.[2]

History[]

Early Use[]

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 the sword as a replacement for God Killer, which was destroyed by Ares.

Used by Wonder Woman[]

Wonder Woman would eventually proceed to wield the sword against Doomsday, managing to slice off the monster's right arm with it.[3] Two years later, she used the sword to battle against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.[4]

Capabilities[]

Wonder Woman cuts off Doomsday's arm

Wonder Woman cuts off Doomsday's arm.

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]

References[]

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