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Mathayus with the Sword of Damocles.

The Sword of Damocles has been briefed in an entirely different context, in the Scorpion King 2 and doesn't follow the origin of the original, Sword of Damocles.

The Sword of Damocles is an ancient weapon in Greek Mythology. The Sword is a potent weapon, of supreme might and strength, possessing the propensity to cut through anything. The legends of the sword serve as an ancestral tradition and a folklore, most notably in Greece. However, the original, Sword of Damocles was a mere vision of an assentator named Damocles, in the court of Dionysius (II), fourth century B.C. tyrant of Syracuse, a city in Magna Graecia, the Greek area of southern Italy. The Sword of Damocles has been described as an markedly exceptional sort of a weapon in the Scorpion King 2.


The Sword of Damocles in Astarte's Chamber located in the Underworld.

The Sword of Damocles was possessed by a bygone warrior named Damocles, condemned to die a thousand deaths by the very hand of the sword that used to kill, King Philpman. According to Book Five of Herodotus' Histories, Damocles' sword was transmogrified by Zeus' lighting bolt into into an unparalleled sword that could strike though anything. This history was depicted by Ari The Poet to Mathayus, on their quest to acclaim the Sword of Damocles to eliminate Sargon. According to Ari, Herodotus researched that the Sword is preserved in the Underworld. Mathayus and his companions journeyed to the portal leading to the Underworld, situated in Minotaur's Labyrinth in Knossos, Greece. The Sword was guarded at Astarte's Chamber under her protection, by an enchantment. However, Mathayus and Layla distracted Astarte, assisting Fung and Ari to sneak out with the Sword. Acclaiming the Sword, Mathayus and the group returned to Nippur to confront Sargon. In the interim, Astarte reached out to Sargon, bargaining exceedingly dark powers in trade of proclaiming the Sword from Mathayus. However, Mathayus slayed Sargon by the Sword of Damocles. The Sword was recovered by Astarte after the confrontation between Sargon and Mathayus, to be preserved in the Underworld for eternity.