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[[caption-width-right:300:[-[[InfinityPlusOneSword The Blade of Olympus. Ended the Great War between the Titans and the Gods]]. [[SchmuckBait Now Zeus is giving it to you for some reason]].-] ]]

->''"[[DropTheHammer The Mace of Molag Bal!]] [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential I give you its true power, mortal.]] [[HumiliationConga When your enemies lie broken and bloody before you,]] [[ParanoiaFuel know that I am watching.]]"''
-->-- '''[[GodofEvil Molag Bal]]''', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

The hero has [[CoolSword a kick-ass sword]], [[AncestralWeapon perhaps one he inherited]]. It's probably unbreakable and can cut through anything. It also has a [[ICallItVera cool name]] which is likely [[MeaningfulName meaningful]]. And it seems like everyone in the whole world wants to get their hands on it.

Why is there so much hubbub about that sword? The world is full of good swords -- what makes this one that much better?

Simple. This one is special because it was forged by the gods.

Yes, the gods made this sword. If one of the [[FantasyPantheon pantheon]] is an UltimateBlacksmith, it's probably his handiwork. How it came into the hands of mere mortals varies. Maybe the gods [[ItWasAGift gave it]] to [[IncorruptiblePurePureness someone pure in heart]] to vanquish evil. Maybe an amazing thief managed to steal it from them. Or maybe the gods are sadistic bastards and just wanted to see what would happen if they put such a powerful weapon in the hands of mortals.

For whatever reason, the mortals have it and all that goes with it.

This is the weapon equivalent of TouchedByVorlons. If there are other divinely crafted weapons out there, it's probable that LikeCannotCutLike.

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!!Examples

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the Lance of Longinus. It's over 4 billion years old, capable of [[MorphWeapon shapeshifting]] and can OneHitKill Angels due to completely bypassing their [[NoSell AT-field]]. [[spoiler:And Seele made copies]].
* In ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'', Meta Knight's sword, Galaxia.

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* This was the main plot in the album "Doodsbrenger" ("Deathbringer") of ''ComicBook/DeRodeRidder'' ("''The Red Knight''"), a Belgian-Flemish comic book series. A villain gets his hands on ''Deathbringer'', a sword forged by the old Norse gods. It makes him unbeatable in combat, and the Red Knight is tasked with finding a solution. The solution? [[spoiler:Find a legendary smith, have him forge an equally awesome sword, and use this to defeat the villain. Of course that means there are now two of these swords in the world... This was solved by HeroicSacrifice.]]

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Excalibur}}'' was forged by the Gods before the dawn of time in the eponymous movie.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Pretty much the whole point of Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''BookOfSwords'' series.
* Zeus's [[PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Master Lightning Bolt]]. Made ''by'' gods, ''for'' gods.
** Technically forged by the cyclopses. You know, the ones even older than the gods, being siblings to the titans.
* While not technically ''forged'' by God, the swords held by the Knights of the Cross in Jim Butcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series all have one of the nails used to crucify Christ in the hilt.
** And their names are Excalibur/Amoracchius (probably a hand and a half sword, western mediaeval sword, implied to be the most powerful, having not been reforged since it was made, unlike the other two), Durendal/Esperacchius (sabre) and Kusanagi/Fidelacchius. They are terrifying in the hands of the knights.
* Zemal, the Sword of Fire, in Javier Negrete's ''LaEspadaDeFuego'' was forged by the book's CaptainErsatz of Vulcan/Hephaestus.
* The Great Weapons of ''{{Dragaera}}'' fit the cool powers aspect of this, although in a twist, they were created specifically to ''kill the gods''.
* In Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Warbreaker}}'' the sentient sword Nightblood was forged by people who may or may not be gods, but are worshiped as gods either way.
** They also forged it using magic any mortal could (theoretically) learn and use-- albeit very, very advanced applications of such that we have no indication they ever taught to anyone else.
* In C.S. Goto's ''BloodRavens'' trilogy, Rhamah's [[NamedWeapons Vairocanum]]. Made from part of a WreckedWeapon that had been forged by a god.

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[[folder: Mythology ]]

* Probably subverted by weapons and armor forged by Hephaestus for the occasional deserving mortal (like Achilles) in actual [[GreekMythology Greek myth]] -- having them is a pretty sure sign of badassery and divine favor, but the items themselves aren't usually seen to grant their wearer any unusual powers.
** Greek Myth is full of [[SubvertedTrope awesome weapons that are nonetheless completely mundane]]. Perseus uses a regular shield that's polished to a literal mirror shine to kill the Medusa, Theseus uses a pretty standard sword to kill the Minotaur, and Odysseus blinds the Cyclops with a sharpened log. Even Achilles used a normal shield and spear; it was his skin that was hardened to make him invincible.
*** This varies DependingOnTheWriter. In Literature/TheIliad, the oldest available source, it was partially Achilles' god-forged armor and partially the active protection of his divine parent that made him so hard to kill; he didn't have anything special about his skin or a vulnerability in his heel (those were added to the myth much much later.)
* The imperial sword ''Kusanagi'' ("Grass cutter") in JapaneseMythology supposedly fell from heaven and ended up embedded in the back of the 8-headed serpent ''{{Orochi}}''.
** JapaneseMythology tends to ascribe mystical properties to weapons of peerless craftsmanship. Swords made by Muramasa, for example, were said to be so sharp that putting them in a river would cut the water itself, and were [[EvilWeapon said to drive their wielders mad with bloodlust]].
*** There may be some TruthInTelevision in that last part. Most people who have just picked up a sword of which legends are told are going to want to ''cut'' something with it.

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[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]

* In the ''Palladium Role-Playing Game'', the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire Intelligence]], posing as a God, defeats another Intelligence that tries to muscle in on his turf and turns it into a powerful sword. He actually ''prefers'' that the weapon falls into the hands of mortals whenever possible, as the fact that such a powerful monster is now just a tool for mortals is all part of the punishment.
* The relics in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' are not only of exemplary quality, but they're often the only means through which starting characters can channel the Boons of their divine parents.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' the Chaos Gods sometimes grant their mortal or daemonic servants powerful weapons (although usually their forging is done by daemons, not the gods themselves).
** Vaul, the High Elves' forge god in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', forged at least one uber-sword. Vaul, the forge god of Eldar of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] forged ninety-eight more swords and a variety of other gadgets.
*** It's not quite clear if the 40k Vaul's swords were literal swords though. The Eldar legends about the War in Heaven tend to be rather metaphorical and not directly based on the actual events (the war itself is an actual historical event though).
**** Still, it is a pretty awesome weapon. Anaris "The Sword of Dawn Light" (in 40k) was sufficiently cool that it allowed the crippled forge god Vaul to challenge the god of war Khaine (before he got the title Kaela Mensha) and provide a serious fight. Later used by a Eldar named Eldanesh (brought to him by falcon) to challenge Khaine to personal combat. A battle that the god of war barely won, and his brutal killing of Eldanesh earned him the title Kaela Mensha Khaine (Bloody Handed Khaine) and got him cursed to drip the blood of Eldanesh from his hands for all time.
** [[GotrekAndFelix Gotrex's]] Rune Axe is strongly implied to be one that was forged by the Dwarven Ancestor Gods. It's been known to ''shatter'' the Daemon Weapons like those mentioned above.
** In ''Warhammer Fantasy Battles'', the lizardmen can use mayincatech lasers, forcefields and magic increasers made by the gods. This is made extra cool beacause the non-divine tech they use is at a bronze age level.
* The only things better than wonders forged by gods, are wonders forged by the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}. For those of you who don't know, the Exalted are over-the-top ultra-powerful mythic heroes, who can quell a war with a word, cleave a mountain in two, and split souls as a martial arts attack.
** In ''Exalted'', ''you'' forge gods into swords! [[note]]Explanation:Gods can be smelted into magical material called Starmetal, which then can be used to forge a lot of things, including weapons. This is an act of extreme evil as it's essentially a divine version of AndIMustScream.[[/note]]
** You can also have weapons forged by various supernatural entities such as demons ([[BodyHorror and it will be...alive, somehow]]) and TheFairFolk ([[YourMindMakesItReal which means that the blade is a lie]]).

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* One of the first weapons you can get in ''JadeEmpire'' was supposedly forged by one of the gods as a present for his son. No one is sure how it came to the hands of mortals. [[UpToEleven Naturally, there's an even better version of the weapon (style) later in the game.]]
* All the magical Soma in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' were made by a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien.
* The weapon of Aeon from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' is a giant stopwatch that turns into a clocksword, where the minute hand extends out from the center into the blade. The hour hand also reaches out a bit from the opposite side, and is sharp as well. Aeon created the watch, and is the overseer of time, effectively granting him a "godlike" status. He can even stop time to effectively eviscerate his opponent.
* ''VideoGame/{{Patapon}}'' has a pretty interesting variation with the Divine Weapons: ''you'' are the god forging them,and you decide which one of your soldiers is worthy enough to yield them.
** In YET another interesting variation,you do not forge the weapons yourself; rather you aid the blacksmith by pointing to him the right moments at which to swing his hammer. Who knew that {{BFS}} could be created through ThePowerOfRock ?
* The Lance and the Shield in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' are said to have been forged by the semi-mystical Valkyria. When you see what they do, it seems very probable. The bad thing is, that the Big Bad finds them first.
* Pretty much everything Eddie uses in ''BrutalLegend'' (except Clementine, which he brought with him from his time) was forged by the Gods of Metal. And he is the only one who figured out how to use these devices.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'': Anything after ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' usually has the Mana Sword created directly by the Goddess of Mana.
** Prior to that, the Sword of Mana's origins are less certain, but implied to be created by the same tribe that looks after (and ''is'') the Mana Tree.
* The Blade of Olympus in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' and ''III''. It has the ability to absorb energy to make itself more powerful. Kratos has to drain his godly power into the blade, [[spoiler: which makes him weak enough for Zeus to swoop in and kill him.]] Unfortunately, when the gods forged a weapon powerful enough to kill the Titans, they failed to realize they were vulnerable to it as well.
* [[RiseOfTheKasai Rau's]] tiaiha (a New Zealand weapon that combines characteristics of a spear, a club, and a sword) was given to him by the Oracle, a tree that acts as a messenger for the gods. The Oracle itself was grown from the tiaiha of one of the gods when it got stuck in the earth, and Rau's tiaiha was carved from the wood of the Oracle. Forged FROM the Gods.
* Variation in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Youmu's Hakurouken and Roukanken are forged by {{Youkai}}, which is a catch-all term for supernaturals yet ''does not'' include gods.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' features the Master Sword, the Blade of Evil's Bane, which was forged by the gods for the sole purpose of killing ''a single man.'' Seeing how he [[JokerImmunity never seems]] [[HijackedByGanon to stay dead]], it's not that good at it.
** There's also the Great Fairy's Sword, so named 'cause it's given to you by a Great Fairy.
** That part of it is legend; chronologically, it started off as the Goddess Sword, and was upgraded to the Master Sword over time [[spoiler: in order to kill the demon king, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.]] It did its original job, but the curse means it still has unfinished business.
* [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls The Mace of Molag Bal]] wasn't necessarily ''made'' by powerful supernatural forces (its origins never come up, and there's evidence not all Daedric artifacts were originally made by Daedra), despite currently being the subject of the page quote, but it has clearly been infused with the power of Molag Bal, and some of the other Daedric artifacts according to legend ''were'' made by gods (though, since not all the Daedric artifacts are ''weapons'', they might still not qualify as this trope).

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[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* The [[CapitalLettersAreMagic Sword]] in ''AoiShiro'', which is a property of the gods. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}, it's "merely" made from primordial chaos ''[[TheDarkTimes from the age of the gods]]''.]] It's also the Ame-no-Murakumo.
* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' possesses Ea, the Sword of Rupture. It was crafted by an unknown god during the primordial age of the world and was used to split the heavens from the earth. The blade itself doesn't look like a sword as it was created before the concept of such a weapon existed. Ea is Gilgamesh's strongest weapon and he uses it only sparingly against those he deems worthy. Due to its unearthly origins, simply looking at it is enough to [[BrownNote cause Shirou to lose the ability to think]].
** Various other weapons are a step down, being crafted by the faeries instead. The most notable example is the paired Excalibur and Avalon, the first of which Shirou can comprehend but not reproduce while the second he can only reproduce when [[spoiler:he possesses it inside his body]].

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''{{Erfworld}}'', the Arkentools were created by the Titans of Ark. They seem not to be originally designed as weapons, but at least two (the Arkenhammer and Arkenpliers) are very powerful in combat.
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', the [[VillainProtagonist Light Warriors]] manage to obtain some god-forged weapons, which [[HolyBurnsEvil burn their hands]]. Except for [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', Dawn, Dusk, Dokubaraken and Morninglight are blades which have been forged by gods.
* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'', Destiny's Wave, a ''jian'' forged by some of the Eight Immortals of the Tao and imbued with the soul of a great sage: the weapon that the Handmaid of the Tao always bears.
* HarryPartridge declared ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' to be this in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eGtyqz4gY celebratory animation.]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Jack's sword in ''SamuraiJack'' was forged by the gods using the pure spirit of his father, so that his father could vanquish Aku. Due to its purity, it can be wielded by anyone, but cannot harm those of noble spirit. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Robots, however...]]
* For ''{{Transformers}}'' examples, there's [[TransformersCybertron Vector Prime's]] sword Rhisling, Prima's Star Saber, (no, not ''[[TransformersArmada that]]'' [[TransformersArmada Star Saber]], or [[TransformersVictory that one]] either), and any of the other weapons of the Thirteen Original Transformers. The god in question would be Primus.
** Anything made with the [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Forge of Solus Prime]] probably counts as this trope, even if Solus Prime isn't around to swing it any more.
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