Swords of Myth and Legend

Arondight - Sword of Lancelot

Attila the Hun's sword, which he claimed was the sword of Mars, the Roman god of war

Caladbolg - Sword of Fergus mac Róich

Claíomh Solais - Sword of Nuada Airgeadlámh, legendary king of Ireland

Crocea Mors - Sword of Julius Caesar

Curtana - Sword of Ogier the Dane, a legendary Danish hero, and a paladin of Charlemagne

Durendal - Sword of Roland, one of Charlemagne's paladins -- alleged to be the same sword as the one wielded by Hector of Ilium

Durendal - A sword that belonged to Hector of Ilium

Excalibur/Caliburn/Caledflwch - Sword of King Arthur

Fragarach - Sword of Manannan mac Lir and Lugh Lamfada

Gram (Balmung) (Nothung) - Sword of Siegfried, hero of the Nibelungenlied

Hauteclere - Sword of Olivier, a French hero depicted in the Song of Roland

Heaven's Will/The Will of Heaven/Thuan Thien/Thuận Thiên. Sword of Vietnamese King Le Loi

Hrunting - Sword lent to Beowulf by Unferth, ineffective against Grendel's mother

Joyeuse - Sword of Charlemagne

Totsuka no Tsurugi - The sword Susanoo used to slay the Yamata no Orochi Susanoo

Kusanagi - Sword that Susanoo found in the dead body of the Yamata no Orochi Susanoo

Laevateinn - Sword that Surtr will use to bring down the dome of heaven at Ragnarök.

Lobera, the sword of the king Saint Ferdinand III of Castile

Naegling - Sword of Beowulf in his old age, used to fight the dragon

Philippan - Sword given to Marc Antony by Cleopatra. Antony lost the sword when he was defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium.

Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar - Sword of King Solomon (in Persian folklore)

Taming Sari - The Kris belonging to the Malay warrior Hang Tuah of the Malacca Sultanate.

Tyrfing - Cursed sword that causes eventual death to its wielder and their kin.

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