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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]].-] ]]

->''"The Mace of Molag Bal! I give you its true power, mortal. When your enemies lie broken and bloody before you, 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.


[[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.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* 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.]]
* Comicbook/{{Thor}}'s [[DropTheHammer hammer]] {{Mjolnir}} wasn't forged literally ForgedByTheGods, but it was enchanted by one. The same goes for Stormbreaker, a duplicate owned by Comicbook/BetaRayBill.


[[folder:Fan Works]]

* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', the Rainbows of Light and Darkness were created by the gods and sent to Equus [[spoiler:via the Tree of Harmony/Mother Deer, who released them upon growing]]. The Elements of Harmony are also this, as not only had they previously been the Rainbow of Light, they were forged into their current form by Celestia and Luna [[spoiler:after Discord destroyed one piece of the original Rainbow.]]


[[folder: Film ]]

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


[[folder: Game Books]]

* ''Literature/LoneWolf'' in Fire on the Water, Lone Wolf's iconic Sommerswerd is said to have been forged by those who men now call gods. This is de-emphasized in later boos, where it turns out the gods of the Kai are both real and divine.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Sword of Fracture from ''Literature/AstralDawn''. Magali of the Aash Ra made it, though considering the Aash Ra are pretty much god-like beings, this passes the smell test for this particular trope.
* Pretty much the whole point of Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Literature/BookOfSwords'' series.
* Zeus's [[Literature/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 ''Literature/LaEspadaDeFuego'' was forged by the book's CaptainErsatz of Vulcan/Hephaestus.
* The Great Weapons of ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' fit the cool powers aspect of this, although in a twist, they were created specifically to ''kill the gods''.
* In Brandon Sanderson's ''Literature/{{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 ''Literature/BloodRavens'' trilogy, Rhamah's [[NamedWeapons Vairocanum]]. Made from part of a WreckedWeapon that had been forged by a god.
* Though not technically forged by gods, Dawn's Solari Aegis in ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' was forged by priestesses of Apollo and contains the same magic wielded by his priestesses in battle.
* Not forged by gods, but the Sword of the Rivan King from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was forged on the instructions of Belar and Aldur, and Aldur's Orb is on the pommel.
%% * Glorious from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
* In ''Literature/CoilingDragon'', 'divine artifacts' are stated to develop from regular items as [[PhysicalGod deities]] actively use them and nourish them with their divine and spiritual energies. This does not necessarily explain the source of the commonly occurring [[BagOfHolding interspatial rings]], it does explain the unique items encountered in the story. For instance, a sword that can drive people into a killing frenzy or tear holes in space was created through its use by someone that trained in the [[SupernaturalMartialArts Way of Destruction]].
** When Linley [[spoiler:becomes a demigod]] and is finally able to probe [[TheNamesake his ring]], he learns that it is [[spoiler:a soul-protecting Sovereign artifact (named after the second-highest level of godhood).]]
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the weapons wielded by the Justiciars were forged by the UltimateBlacksmith called the Spiritsmith (who is not technically a god himself but is such a great smith that no weapon forged by an actual god could be an improvement).


[[folder: Mythology & Religion]]

* The imperial sword ''{{Kusanagi}}'' ("Grass cutter") in Myth/JapaneseMythology supposedly fell from heaven and ended up embedded in the back of the 8-headed serpent ''{{Orochi}}''.
** Myth/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]].
* The Armor and Shield of Achielles was forged by Hephaestus to replace the set he had given to Patroclus.
* Judah Maccabee's sword, which in the fifteenth chapter of Literature/SecondMaccabees he claims was given to him from heaven by Onias the high priest and Jeremiah the prophet to smite the forces of evil coming against the Jews.

[[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).
** 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.
*** One of the special Remnants of Glory items for Eldar commander units is a literal Shard of Anaris: Anaris was shattered when Khaine was killed by Slaanesh, and the shards ended up on the craftworlds. Even though each one is but a tiny fraction of the original sword's power, the Shard is the Eldar commander's go-to murder sword choice.
** [[Literature/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}}. 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! 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.
** 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]]).
* The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=380426 Godsend]] in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' was crafted by the Therosian forge god, Purphoros, and subsequently remade into the weapon with which Elspeth would challenge Xenagos. In-game, its god-killing power is represented by its ability to exile any creature and prevent your opponent from casting any other copies they may possess, which pleasantly enough works on mortals too.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* One of the first weapons you can get in ''VideoGame/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 [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Moonlight]] from ''VideoGame/KingsField'' was crafted by [[CrystalDragonJesus Black Dragon Guyra]], it is a glowing sword which fires SwordBeam, and is carried throughout almost every single subsequent game created by Creator/FromSoftware.
* 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 wield them.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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.
* [[VideoGame/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.
* TheDarknessII has a bunch of these laying around as collectibles, ranging from Af and Hemah, a pair of swords forged by God using the Angel of Death of Men and the Angel of death of beasts, to The Trinity, a blade made from the three nails put through the body of christ during hi crucifiction, to the Crescent of the Sun, a sword made from a drop of the suns fire forged by The Angelus, to the Abysal Maw, a gun carved from the gates of hell by Satan himself, to Siddarthas tears, a clay pot baked by The Darkness itself, capable of sucking out and trapping a persons soul. Unfortunately, none of them are useable.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Master Sword, the Blade of Evil's Bane, which was forged by the gods. It started off as the goddess Hylia's personal weapon, then was reforged into a human-sized blade known 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 [[spoiler:Demon King Demise's DyingCurse]] means it still has unfinished business.
** There's also the Great Fairy's Sword, so named because it's given to you by a Great Fairy.
* ''[[VideoGame/LenEn Len'en Project]]'' features the [[TheImperialRegalia Tasouken]] and [[{{BFS}} Bankyou]], wielded by [[{{Orochi}} Adagumo no Yaorochi]] and [[TheKingslayer Ooya Kunimitsu]], respectively. These two swords were both forged by [[UltimateBlacksmith Ametsukana Yago]], and are both extensively used in Yaorochi's and Kunimitsu's spellcards, and since this is a BulletHell shmup, [[SwordBeam we]][[WaveMotionGun ll]]...
** Yago [[AmbiguousGender themself]] currently uses another sword of their own making, the Sugari no Ontachi, for the same aforementioned purposes.
* [[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).


[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* The [[CapitalLettersAreMagic Sword]] in ''VisualNovel/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]].


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''{{Webcomic/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]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', Dawn, Dusk, Dokubaraken and Morninglight are blades which have been forged by gods.
* In the ''Literature/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.
* Creator/HarryPartridge declared ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' to be this in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9eGtyqz4gY celebratory animation.]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Jack's sword in ''WesternAnimation/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...]]
* ''{{Transformers}}''
** There's [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Vector Prime's]] sword Rhisling, Prima's [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Star Saber]], (no, not ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada that]]'' [[Anime/TransformersArmada Star Saber]], or [[Anime/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. [[spoiler:[[BigBad Megatron]] takes it a step further by using the Forge to fashion the [[GodOfEvil blood of Unicron]] into a sword, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Star Saber]]]].