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The Sword of Athena, is a magical armament that Princess Diana wields in battle when fighting as Wonder Woman.



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

Wonder Woman[]

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

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[]

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


Much like Wonder Woman's shield, the sword has Ancient Greek writing engraved on both sides of its blade and a symbol that represents the Amazons of Themyscira.


  • The writing on the blade is a quote from Joseph Campbell's Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, which reads: "Life is killing life all the time and so the goddess kills herself in the sacrifice of her own animal."


Wonder Woman universe
Media Wonder Woman | Wonder Woman 1984
Characters Diana/Wonder Woman | Hippolyta | Steve Trevor | Antiope | Menalippe | Etta Candy | Orana | Egeria | Acantha | Zeus | Charlie | Sameer | Chief | Artemis | Epione | Euboea | Philippus | Venelia | Niobe | Mnemosyne | Trigona | Penthesilea | Timandra | Bruce Wayne/Batman
Enemies Ares | Erich Ludendorff | Doctor Poison | Cheetah | Slipknot
Miscellaneous Themyscira | Amazons | Lasso of Truth | Bracelets of Submission | Sword of Athena | Gods of Olympus | Wonder Woman's Shield | Allies of World War I | Central Powers | God Killer | Amazons Army | Amazonian Armor | Cold War | Wonder Woman's Armor